Recipes and Essays

Verdolaga isn’t a weed at all but a delicious, nutritous Mexican tradition

Verdolaga isn’t a weed at all but a delicious, nutritous Mexican tradition

Verdolaga, purslane in English, is the indigenous Texas Mexican herb that I love to serve for company.  It is my “go to” recipe for a delicious green side dish that goes with absolutely anything.  Verdolaga grows wild and is plentiful for most of the year […]

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is nutritious, and allows a family to stretch a chicken over several meals.  With 6 grams of protein per cup, the chicken stock in this recipe can be used to make three meals for a family of four. Covid-19 means we have to […]

6 Cocktails To Be Drunk at Home

6 Cocktails To Be Drunk at Home

These six cocktails are intended to be drunk, (consumed), at home  while we are in this stay-at-home Covid-19 crisis. I selected them because they are linked historically to the Texas Mexican culinary region. Select one that you can mix to enjoy during a solitary moment […]

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Burnt Milk Candy

Dulce De Leche Quemada – Burnt Milk Candy

Dulce De Leche Quemada means burnt milk candy. I dug up this recipe from my archives because it makes for a good stay-at-home project.  It’ll take several hours to cook and kids and adults will love them, extra yummy with roasted pecans.  As far as […]

Quinoa Pancakes: From The Andes To My Griddle

Quinoa Pancakes: From The Andes To My Griddle

Quinoa pancakes, with whole quinoa seeds, perk up any stay-at-home morning.  With a delicious creamy texture, they have no eggs nor milk and they’re pretty quick and easy to make. Quinoa is a wake-up food, in the sense that it can raise awareness of how […]

9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes

9 Mexican Stay-At-Home Recipes

I searched my archives and selected these 9 Mexican stay-at-home recipes that are traditional and will be fun to make, all evoking friendship and family. Fideo, barbacoa, nopalitos, and other platos sabrosos, delectable dishes. I hope they will brighten your days.  I did select one […]

Tortilla Casserole, Delicious “Stay At Home” Dinner

Tortilla Casserole, Delicious “Stay At Home” Dinner

Comfort food doesn’t get better than a tortilla casserole. These are hardship times, Covid-19, so as you make this tortilla casserole, first gather yourself, your thoughts, your emotions, and ask for spirituality to enter your space, then start to cook.  This is advice given to […]

A Mexican Tortillera in The Netherlands Braves Covid-19

A Mexican Tortillera in The Netherlands Braves Covid-19

Restaurants in Amsterdam were ordered closed by the Dutch government on March 16. It was a painful step, an effort to halt the spread of Coronavirus, and the financial devastation threatens to close some businesses for good.  “Tortillería Taiyari” is the only Mexican tortilla maker […]

Chile Con Carne, Recipe for Quarantine Comfort

Chile Con Carne, Recipe for Quarantine Comfort

Chile Con Carne means chile with meat, and the name is often reversed in homes and Texas Mexican menus where it’s listed as Carne Con Chile, meat with chile.  It’s one of the oldest and most common Mexican dishes, although recently the word chile has […]

Huachinango A La Veracruzana

Huachinango A La Veracruzana

Huachinango a la Veracruzana (Red Snapper, Veracuz Style) is a celebratory and visually beautiful dish, an example of the Moroccan, Arab influence on Mexican cuisine.  There is no cilantro in this recipe but rather flat leaf parsley, reminiscent of the Morrocan “Tagine” this dish resembles. […]