Vuelve a la Vida – A “Reviving” Seafood Cocktail for Any Season

Vuelve a la Vida – A “Reviving” Seafood Cocktail for Any Season

"Vuelve a la vida" , translated from Spanish as "back to life", or "reviving", is a seafood cocktail, so flavourful and loaded with nutrients, that promises to energize any tired (or hung over) eater with a happy disposition.  Its place of origin is somewhat litigious, since it may be found not only at restaurants in the Mexican states of Campeche and Veracruz, where the cocktail is presented in thick, large goblets,  but also as far South as the streets of Venezuela, sold in jars for portability.  However, The recipe I am sharing in this post, comes indisputably from Veracruz, where locals add a secret ingredient to their sauce (hint: it's orange and bubbly) ... click on title for more

National Taco Day 2022

National Taco Day 2022

In the USA, and recently here in Canada, National Taco Day is marked on the calendar on October 4; that is the date I have adopted, which has become an integral part in my blog, to take the opportunity to make a list of my posts with a taco theme during the year.   This year, I have another delicious selection of tacos ... click on title for more

Chico Zapote – Sapodilla Fruit (and a No-Churn Recipe for Sorbet)

Chico Zapote – Sapodilla Fruit (and a No-Churn Recipe for Sorbet)

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) is a tropical tree originally from Southern Mexico, and parts of Central America. The fruit is considered a berry, about two inches (5 cm) in diameter, with one to six hard, dark seeds inside; when fully ripen, the taste is very sweet, unique and mild, perhaps a little like caramel. Sapodilla sorbet may be prepared in an ice cream maker, or as in this case, the fruit and other ingredients may be chilled beforehand, and then just finished in a blender ... click on title for more