Scarborough Fair – A European-Themed Garden in Canada for the Mexican Kitchen

Scarborough Fair – A European-Themed Garden in Canada for the Mexican Kitchen

One of my garden beds has a "Scarborough Fair" herb theme, stealing directly from the lyrics: "Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme". The photo at the top of this post was taken this morning, and shows my "Scarborough Fair" patch with green parsley, sage starting to bud, potted rosemary and thyme in full bloom. Although all of these and many other herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, are not native to the American continent, skillful cooks in Mexico embraced European influence to create amazingly rich and aromatic dishes that have become part of traditional Mexican cuisine. … click on title for more

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte I

En Español: Esthercita en Coahuila – Parte I

I have received a couple of comments related to a series in honour of my late mom, from people who have lived in the Mexican state of Coahuila, more specifically, in Agujita, my mom's birthplace. One of them lamented that the posts were not written in Spanish, so I decided to translate the three-part series … click on title for more

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Sometimes living in Canada means having limited access to Mexican sweet treats, but during the current state of emergency, making them at home might be the only way to satiate a craving. By using fresh ingredients and homemade jam, these pineapple bars provide a close match to the "barritas" I remember from my childhood … click on title for more