“Splash” is the direct translation of salpicón, a solid word and dish which came to the Americas directly from Spain. It is described in the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, and even mentioned in Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” … Click on image for more
This is my first garden salad of the year. The strawberries could have used an extra day or two before harvesting, but were delicious in the salad, with the sweet touch of Mexican agave syrup in my homemade vinaigrette.
Are tortas cubanas (Cuban tortas), cacahuates japoneses (Japanese peanuts), and ensalada rusa (Russian salad), from Cuba, Japan and Russia, or are they Mexican creations with exotic legends? ... click on image for more
When I first came to Canada, I read about a recipe for a tomato and cucumber couscous salad; I did not know what couscous was, but as a graduate student, I was willing to try anything that cooked in 5 minutes ... click on image for more