FOTD – Harvest Update: Salsola

FOTD – Harvest Update: Salsola

Another one of my new-to-me crops this year was salsola (Salsola komarovii), a potherb originally from Japan; it caught my attention in the seed catalogue because it looked a lot like the Mexican potherb known as romeritos (Suaeda spp), which grows mostly around the salty lake areas outside Mexico City … click on title for more

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Pan de Yema – A Day of the Dead Bread from Oaxaca

Pan de Yema – A Day of the Dead Bread from Oaxaca

All wheat-based bread in Mexico has a clear Spanish or French influence, and this particular one can be traced to Spanish recipes, but some families have been baking this bread in the Mexican state of Oaxaca for several generations. Pan de yema translates as “yolk bread”, an apt name since a batch contains several eggs and a few extra yolks, giving them their characteristic flaky texture and slightly yellow tone … click on title for more