Do you like tamales?? We do. In fact, tamales are one of my favorite meals. Don’t these look good? They are but if anyone tells you making tamales is easy they are either 1) lying, or 2) have been making tamales since they were a child.
Kumquats. It’s a what? OK, Cumquats. What not? Kumquats/Cumquats. No, I’m not confused. These are the little gold gems of the citrus family. Don’t they look tasty? Continue reading Spiced Kumquats
Octopus may not be for everyone but you should at least try it. Its diet of shellfish gives it a mild, delicate flavor that’s slightly sweet. If you like the flavor of a scallop then you will like the flavor of octopus. There are only 2 problems with Octopus. First, its appearance can be off-putting to some folks. Get over it. ;) Second, if not prepared properly it is tasteless and chewy like rubber bands. :o This time I got it right. :)
You really can’t eat that!! Oh yes you can and you will love it, too. Continue reading Ouch!!! Nopalitos with Corn and Red Chile
One of my favorite quotes comes from Senator Robert (“Bob”) Dole when he was running for President. In one of the Republican debates he made the following comment:
“If you don’t tooteth your own horn it won’t be tootethed”*
In many respects there is no truer quote. So, today we toot our own horn. Continue reading Tooting Our Own Horn
Here is a beautiful, simple salad that is fit for company but that your family will enjoy. This is our spin on a Rick Bayless Mexican Salad that we served with Braised Pork Loin with Tomatillo Salsa Verde and Potatoes. It really was delightful and the star of the meal. Continue reading Chayote Salad with Roasted Serrano, Garlic, Balsamic Vinaigrette & Cotija Cheese
Can you say KILLER salad dressing?????? This salad dressing is so good and so versatile we decided to give it its own post.