Swiss Chard – A Misunderstood Garden Favourite

Swiss Chard – A Misunderstood Garden Favourite

I think Swiss chard is an under-appreciated vegetable; often called to be used “instead of spinach”, it has got a bad reputation because its flavour is stronger and a tad bitter. In the garden, however, it is more resilient than spinach, and has a much longer growing season, even thriving through the hot summer months, as long as some shade is provided. Since I had a good supply of tomatillos and a beautiful harvest of Swiss chard at hand, I decided to prepare them together in a traditional Mexican stew … click on title for more

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Pozole Verde – Green Hominy Soup

Pozole Verde – Green Hominy Soup

There are many regional variations of pozole (hominy soup), depending on the different meats, seasonings and toppings available around the country. In the Mexican state of Guerrero, pozole verde (green hominy soup) is the favourite version. The protein of choice for this recipe is traditionally chicken and, as in the case of other pozoles, all three national colours are still represented by topping with lettuce (green), onion (white) and radishes (red) … click on title for more

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña – A Spirited Mexican Steak Platter

This post was written inspired by my backyard harvest; although far from perfect (see for example, my previous post), I feel grateful to be able to enjoy products from the fertile soil and my gardening work, and it makes me proud to feature my veggies when I cook. That made me think of Carne Asada a la Tampiqueña, created with the same sentiment, to represent the richness and spirit of La Huasteca region, in Mexico …