Tag: appetizer

Basil Bruschetta In Winter

Basil Bruschetta In Winter

Basil Bruschetta normally says “summer,” here in Houston, but when the basil in my little winter green- house surprised me by growing luxuriantly, I had to taste it, so I winter harvested some.  The flavor is very mild, but it’s perfect just after the tamales […]

Mexican Rajas Poblanas, Post Hurricane

Mexican Rajas Poblanas, Post Hurricane

Perusing my archives for quick big batch recipes, found this perfect Mexican Rajas Poblanas dish.  In the hurricane Harvey aftermath, you gotta have both “delicious” and “big batch” for guests.  When you volunteer to help in your church kitchen or shelter,  get your hands on […]

Rajas Poblanas Con Queso

Rajas Poblanas Con Queso

Rajas Poblanas with cream are most often served as a side dish with your meal.  In this recipe some cheese is added at the end.  The dish makes a great appetizer for company.  With rajas Poblanas you mix the earthy flavor of Poblano chiles with […]

Tomato Basil Bruscheta

Tomato Basil Bruscheta

Bruscheta is a crisp and refreshing appetizer for these hot summers.  This morning I pinched off some beautiful plump Basil leaves for some Tomato and Basil Bruscheta I’m serving at lunch.  I find that in Houston the basil plant has to be in the shade […]

Squash Blossoms filled with Panela cheese

Squash Blossoms filled with Panela cheese

Squash Blossoms abound here in Spring and Summer.  Not surprising since the squash is native to Mexico where the flower, Flor de Calabaza,  has many delicious uses in tamales, quesadillas and soups. The Europeans fell in love with them and were delighted that this little […]

Tomato- Basil Bruscheta

Tomato- Basil Bruscheta

Bruscheta is a crisp and refreshing appetizer for these hot summers.  This morning I pinched off some beautiful plump Basil leaves for some Tomato and Basil Bruscheta I’m serving at lunch. I find that in Houston the basil plant has to be in the shade […]