Chiapas Style Garnachitas – A Snack from Southern Mexico

Chiapas Style Garnachitas – A Snack from Southern Mexico

The word garnacha has several uses in the Spanish language. In Mexico, it has become a generic name for any sort of street food, especially if it is fried, and usually corn dough based; however, the original garnacha, still very traditional in Southern states and along the Gulf of Mexico, is a fried corn dough disc topped with different ingredients, depending on the region. The state of Chiapas has a diminutive version of its own ... click on title for more

Turkey Leftovers – Six Ways

Turkey Leftovers – Six Ways

The last week of the year leaves many families with a lot of leftovers, which have to be consumed to avoid spoilage and a food backlog in the fridge, in preparation for the New Year festivities.  Meat, such as from roasted turkey, is a frequent example, and when sandwiches and wraps will simply not do anymore, a little more gumption is needed to find ways to use up the cooked, shredded meat.  While reviewing my 2022 posts, I found six fantastic recipes, all very popular and traditional in Mexico, which fit the bill ... click on title for more

Mexican Glass – Another Freebie

Mexican Glass – Another Freebie

In my previous post, I featured a potted poinsettia that came free as a supermarket bonus.  Another freebie obtained the same way a couple of years ago, was a set of oven-safe glass containers.  I was a little puzzled by the design, which reminded me of modern Mexican glass kitchenware, especially the ramekins ... click on title for more