After having spent the entire month of December enjoying various celebrations from the “birthday” of the Virgen de Guadalupe’s to all the posadas that take place in Mexico for nine days, the excitement culminates in the festivities of Christmas Eve. We wait all year long, filled with anticipation for Noche Buena, the Spanish name for […]
Making Plantain Gorditas stuffed with cheese is simply the sensible thing to do for your guests this holiday season. Serving plantain gorditas with a chipotle smoky black bean sauce and cotija cheese is just showing off to your guest that you are the hostess with the mostest.
“Romp-What?” Dennis asked with great bewilderment. “I am making rompope” I answer with conviction. I could have said “I am making Mexican eggnog”, but what fun would that be? Saying rompope is part of the joy. Try saying it a few times; it will at the very least make you smile. So what makes this […]
Taking inspiration from my recent trip where I had some hearty Mussel Soup that kept me warm on the wet and chilly Tuscan nights, I’ve jazzed up the Mussel Soup with leeks, garlic, herbs, diced Italian tomatoes and the Italian hearty grain farro, for added heartiness and bite.