Christmassy Goodness

Thin, fried and with a sweet deliciousness, Buñuelos (pron: buh-nyou-whey-loes) are one of Mexico’s most popular Christmas traditional treats. Popular in many Spanish speaking countries, they are eaten for luck during the holidays and not just at Christmas, they are also served during other holidays, particularly Easter. Even the bread company BIMBO makes buñuelos yearContinue reading “Christmassy Goodness”

A Taste of the Season

It’s finally December – the last month in a year to forget – and Christmas is nearly upon us. It could be just another disappointment in a string of quarantine holidays that came and went without celebration but is anyone really going to let it slide by without some sort of fanfare? It is whatContinue reading “A Taste of the Season”

Food for the Soul

November is under way and another Día de Muertos has quietly passed by. With 2020 taking it’s toll on another tradition and celebration, by having all public events and gatherings cancelled, although people would have set up ofrendas (altars) in their private homes for this important Mexican holiday, so it’s not that the meaning orContinue reading “Food for the Soul”

SALSA!

Perhaps the king of Mexico’s condiments, salsa can elevate even the most simple dish to sublime levels. While many visitors to Mexico may think of something simple and cooked, with tomato and onion, like Pace or Herdez produced brands when speaking of salsa, or perhaps the fresh pico de gallo you’ll almost always find inContinue reading “SALSA!”

Achiote – Red Spice Goodness

Considered native to Mexico, Belize and areas of South America, the Bixa Orellana shrub’s distinctive red seeds are used to produce the spice, Achiote – named from the Aztec Nahuatl language, also commonly known as Annatto, as well as Roucou in other areas of the Caribbean. After the seeds have been dried and ground, theyContinue reading “Achiote – Red Spice Goodness”