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

Traditional Sweets – Sweet or Spicy Tamarind Treats

Traditional Sweets – Sweet or Spicy Tamarind Treats

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree native to tropical Africa. The tree's pod-like fruit contains a brown, edible pulp used in many cuisines around the world, and it was introduced in Mexico sometime in the sixteenth century during Spanish colonial times … click on title for more

Street Food – Esquites

Street Food – Esquites

Two very popular street foods in Mexico are corn on the cob and esquites (from the Nahuatl form izquitl - roasted young corn.) In pre-Hispanic times, esquite was probably eaten with dry hot peppers and salt and, after the Spanish conquest, lime juice was added to the seasonings. Nowadays, it is very common to top esquites with mayonnaise, shredded cheese and a variety of spicy ingredients … click on title for more