The Cinco de Mayo Pozole Project

We spent this warm, sunny day at a family barbeque celebrating Cinco de Mayo – the 5th of May. It is celebrated in Mexico to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. North of the Mexican border it has become a popular day to party, eat…

I’m…, I’m Fermenting

  We are happily settled in here at Playa Bonita. We’ve been in this RV park in Puerto Peñasco for so long that I’m not even sure that the motorhome will start when it’s time to go. Actually that’s a silly little paranoid worry. We’ve been parked for longer periods than this with no problems.…

Osso Buco’s Secret Ingredient: Music

I am making Osso Buco. So, I looked back at my earlier posts –  going back several years. My blog, which originally started out to be a technology blog has very much turned into a food blog. Not intentionally. It just drifted in that direction. I suppose that’s why, now, I can’t figure out how…

Arepas

Margaret was busy in the kitchen making a spicy Mexican beef dish – something to remind us of the tastes we grew to love in Mexico. “You know what would go great with this?” she said.” Arepas!” “Arepas? What’s that?” I’d never heard of arepas. “It’s, it’s…. Here… Take a look!” She stepped over to…

Trolling for Turnips

I am slowly swirling my spoon back-and-forth and around my bowl of soup – looking for the good stuff. It’s homemade soup. We are having lunch at the Farm. We really like homemade soups. Both the creativity of the making and enjoyment of the eating are experiences to be relished. Most of our homemade soups…

Legendary Potato Salad

I’m not a big fan of potato salad. I mean the ones you get from the supermarket. They’re potato-ey all right, but the dressing is usually thin and vinegary tasting. Completely uninspiring. No thanks. Then I married into a family of inspired potato salad makers. Multigenerational. It started with, “No one makes potato salad like…

Cuban Sandwich

I’m having a Cuban sandwich for lunch. I’m savouring it. I’m leaning over the table, both hands wrapped around the bread, trying to keep the contents from falling out. It’s so-o-o good. Every bite brings back a flood of memories. I haven’t had a Cuban sandwich for about 40 years. I live on the west…

Refilling the paprika shaker

So there I was, making a rub for the meat I was cooking for dinner, and I noticed we were almost out of paprika. I love to add paprika to my rubs. Those that know me, know that I love to cook and also that I’m somewhat, er-r-r, frugal. If I can, I’ll buy ingredients…