CREAMY MARGARITA POPSICLES… GREAT WAY TO COOL YOU DOWN!

Hola amig@s! when summer hits, or for us in Tulum, that summer is almost all year-long, one of the best adult treats is….CREAMY MARGARITA POPSICLES. They cool you down and are super easy to make.  We´ll use  fresh limes, tequila, and sweetened condensed milk, here´s the recipe. The ingredients are: 15 Limes 1/2 Cup Tequila…

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…

ARROZ CON LECHE…THE ULTIMATE MEXICAN COMFORT FOOD!

In rainy days, I remember my Grandma´s arroz con leche, and how good it made me feel. This only dish was able to cure everything, from a cold to a heartache! Arroz con leche  can be served as a dessert after lunch or dinner,but it also makes a great treat for breakfast. It’s the perfect…

FAMILY SUNDAY…WITH CHURROS Y CHOCOLATE!

To prepare the churros , in a big bowl add one cup of bowling water, then add 1 cup of sieved flour, 1 little spoon of salt and 1 little spoon of baking powder. Stir very well with a wood spoon. Once this mixture  is tepid, put it in a pastry bag with a medium…

PREHISPANIC FOOD: CALDO DE PESCADO

One of my favorite hobbies is to discover and cook  old mexican food recipes, specially prehispanic.  Today I will share with you Caldo de Pescado. This recipe is prepare during the Holly Week (Semana Santa) or in the first days of a ritual or ceremony.  We will use a tomato sauce as a base, but…

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….

QUESO EN SALSA…GRANDMA´S 10 TOP FAVORITES!

Hola amig@s! Today Tulum, where I live is rainy and cloudy. This weather brought me memories of Meyin, my grandma and one of the dishes she used to make for us when the day was like this. It is called Queso en salsa. First, cut in long strips or  bite-size cubes 1 kg. of queso…