FOTD – Veracruz in my Garden

FOTD – Veracruz in my Garden

Jalapeño peppers have become very well known around the World, but this pepper was originally cultivated in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and more specifically, it was named after the demonym of its capital city, Jalapa. I always grow two plants of standard jalapeño pepper in my garden; this year, they are already blooming and developing fruit … click on title for more

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