Tag: Cucumber

Cucumber Chile Martini

Cucumber Chile Martini

We call cucumber, pepino.  This cucumber chile martini draws upon two Mexican flavor traditions.  The first is adding chile to pepino, a combination of freshness and piquant that is gorgeous. The second tradition is making sweets that combine chiles with various fruits. In this “Cucumber […]

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca, Pepino con Limón

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca, Pepino con Limón

Pepino is refreshing.  My amá swore by it. Picture the sweltering Texas heat.  We are wilting, so  amá slices some cucumber and shares it among us kids.  Cool, soothing.  It did relieve heat fatigue and even sometimes nausea from over-exertion.  Picking cotton is hell. Pair […]

Gazpacho, Spanish Summer Soup

Gazpacho, Spanish Summer Soup

Gazpacho is a must in this Texas heat.  It’s Spanish, not Mexican, although it uses Mexican ingredients like bell pepper (chile dulce) and tomatoes. I bought tomatoes from the Atkinson Family Farm, a 4th generation family farm. Hurray!  Jeni, wife of grandson, Bob, sold them […]