Cheesy Elbow Pasta – Comfort Food for a Fancy Dinner

Cheesy Elbow Pasta – Comfort Food for a Fancy Dinner

Pasta and cheese have been baked together in Italy and the rest of Europe for centuries. In Mexico, thin noodles from the Middle East (fideos) were brought by the Spaniards sometime during colonial times (1521-1821), but baked pastas became known during the Second French Intervention, and more broadly under the long presidency of Porfirio Díaz, who favoured all things European, particularly if Italian or French.  Nowadays, this dish, AKA macaroni cheese, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, or “Coditos en salsa de queso” continues to be comfort food that may be a weekday meal on its own, or a side dish as part of a special dinner ... click on title for more

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte IV

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte IV

Mi mamá hubiera cumplido 93 años este mes; el año pasado, un poco después de su muerte, compartí algunas historias y recetas de su infancia en el pueblito minero de Agujita, en el estado de Coahuila, México.  Para continuar celebrando su vida en este el mes de su cumpleaños, quisiera compartir otra historia y receta ... click on title for more

Leamington – Tomato Capital of Canada and the Mexican Connexion

Leamington – Tomato Capital of Canada and the Mexican Connexion

My husband, one of our daughters and I had been following all the social distancing rules at home this summer, and we wanted to make a day trip as a family, the first outing for the three of us together since last winter. We ventured into the municipality of Leamington, Ontario ... click on title for more