Restaurant Style Birria Tacos

Restaurant Style Birria Tacos

This year, just like last, due to the pandemic, Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16) public festivals, and government official re-enactments of the initial call for independence - "El Grito" - were cancelled, or broadcast last night.  A nice plate of Restaurant Style Birria Tacos seems like an appropriate way to recreate the feeling of enjoying street food, but staying safe at home, while being patriotic, with Mexico's flag colours represented in the toppings of green cilantro leaves, white chopped onions, and red spicy salsa de chile de árbol ... click on title for more

Some of my Mom’s Favourite Things

Some of my Mom’s Favourite Things

Mother's Day is celebrated in Canada and many other countries today, on the second Sunday in May, for which we are again in lockdown here in Southern Ontario.   A few years ago, I was writing my mom's biography, and realized I did not know a few basic facts about her favourite things.  I made a short list and asked her; I am happy I got to learn these facts before her passing in November of 2019.  Remembering her fondly today, here are her answers ... click on title for more

Cinco de Mayo in the Time of COVID19

Cinco de Mayo in the Time of COVID19

In Canada, Cinco de Mayo has been mostly promoted by bars and Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurants, but since last year, the COVID19 pandemic has forced social distancing and intermittent states of emergency, the latest of which is still in effect at least for most of the month of May in Ontario; that means that any celebrations will take place at home, and only with members of that household. In this post, I offer suggestions for a complete menu for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at home, including options for vegetarians ... click on title for more