Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!

March 20, 2023 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  In my garden in Southern Ontario, there are a few splashes of green, mainly onions and daffodils, and indoors, my vegetable seeds are starting to sprout (photo: cucamelon sprout). I am joining Cee's Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge for March 20, [...]

Irish Heritage and Two Cheese Soups

Irish Heritage and Two Cheese Soups

Álvaro Obregón Salido, a general during the Mexican Revolution War, and 46th president of Mexico (1920-1924) was born in Siquisiva, a small community near Alamos, Sonora.  It is said that his grandfather was an Irish immigrant named O'Brien, who worked in the railroads, and that Alvaro's father, Francisco, changed their name to Obregón. As a homage to President Obregón's place of birth, and as a nod to his Irish ancestry, a traditional recipe from Sonora is compared to a dish with Irish ingredients ... click on title for more

Post 638 – My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary

Post 638 – My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary

Today, February 18, 2023, is my blog’s fifth anniversary! Exactly one year ago, I singled out eight Mexican states that I had not yet featured: Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Durango, Guanajuato, Quintana Roo, Tlaxcala, and Zacatecas.  I took the challenge to post at least one recipe from each of them by today, and I am happy to report that I was able to do it ... click on title for more

Yucatan Style “Patted” Tamales – Torteados

Yucatan Style “Patted” Tamales – Torteados

Nowadays, Día de la Candelaria celebrations in Mexico still involve church services for the blessing of candles and figurines representing baby Jesus for many people, but for the majority, it is mostly about the corn offering, namely, tamales.  The variety of tamales from Yucatan includes a wide range of  fillings, sauces and toppings, as well as dough preparation, different shapes, sizes and cooking methods; one of the best known nationwide is called torteados - patted - because the corn base is prepared to a thick consistency that may be applied to the wrap by patting, instead of spreading ... click on title for more