SWEET COMFORT FOOD FOR VALENTINE´S DAY

Hola amig@s! I believe “el dia del amor y la amistad” (valentine´s day) is everyday! but is always nice to have a special day to get together and celebrate. One of my favorites deserts is Arroz con Leche, maybe because it brings me sweet memories of my grandma and her kitchen, so I wanted to…

CAFE DE OLLA…SIMPLEMENTE DE-LI-CIO-SO!

Hola amig@s! Maggie asked me for the Cafe de Olla recipe so here it is. Buuuut if you want the real thing try to make it in a real clay pot, the flavor is totally different, the name says it all:  cafe de olla = clay pot coffee. Here´s the recipe! Add to a clay…

Sunny weather? michelada with shrimps!

One of the many blessings of living in Tulum, in the Riviera Maya, is the sunny weather all year-long.  As you can imagine, in this beach paradise the beer is welcome to refresh yourself. One of my favorite ways to have it is as a michelada con camarones! translation? michelada with shrimps! is simple and…

RAINY DAY? TRY SOPA DE HONGOS…MUSHROOM SOUP…AND WARM YOUR SOUL!

Hi my dear friends! Last week there was a storm here in Tulum, and the weather was rainy, cloudy, perfect for a comforting soup. Here´s the recipe for the sopa de hongos, mushroom soup, that I cooked and was a success. In Mexico we have a wide variety of mushrooms, specially in the rainy seasons,…

CHILES JALAPEÑOS RELLENOS

Hola amig@s!  Last Saturday I went to the supermarket and they had really big chiles jalapeños, perfect to stuff! so I decided to buy them and make a delicious lunch. Here´s the recipe for sixteen jalapeños. The best is to buy big chiles jalapeños. Put them on the stove and roast them, so they turn…

THE SECRET FOR A PERFECT MEXICAN RICE

Hola amig@s! My daughter Lupita is a wonderful cook, she has the “touch” , but the rice was always a challenge for her. So, I shared with her the secret for a fluffy, perfect rice! The whole point is in the previous fry. Cut very fine 2 garlic cloves and 1/2 small onion and reserve….