Weekend Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs and Chorizo, Two Ways

Weekend Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs and Chorizo, Two Ways

The balance between eggs and chorizo is perfect when scrambled, and toast or tortillas would be a good enough complement for a hearty breakfast any day; fixing them in an old-fashioned Coahuila Style Breakfast platter, though,  brings them to a different level, worth of a traditional weekend breakfast or brunch, while an all-in-one wrap provides a more contemporary flavour ... click on title for more

Coahuila Style Homemade Chorizo (with Vegan Option)

Coahuila Style Homemade Chorizo (with Vegan Option)

In Spain, chorizo is usually a fermented, cured, and smoked pork sausage, which may be sliced and eaten without cooking, traditionally seasoned with paprika and a blend of other spices.  Mexican chorizos are mostly fresh, or partially cured, and need to be cooked before eating. For Northern Mexico recipes, and most specifically for those from the state of Coahuila, the defining seasonings are ancho peppers and cumin; my mom used them as the basis for her chorizo recipe, and always kept it lean by omitting lard from the ingredient list.  I am following all her teachings for this recipe, and by omitting the lard, I was also able to develop a vegan option ... 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

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 4

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 4

My mom would have turned 93 years old this month; last year, shortly after her passing, I shared three stories and recipes from her childhood in the small mining town of Agujita, in the Mexican state of Coahuila.  To continue celebrating her life during her birthday month, I would like to share one more story and recipe.  As a child, I heard these and many other anecdotes, sitting with my mom in her kitchen, which filled my imagination with picturesque scenes of Mexico (and other countries) and inspired me to always strive to move forward, and never stop learning ... click on title for more