Tag: Texas cooking

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing For Your Greens

Vinaigrette Salad Dressing For Your Greens

I’m going  French today,  making  a traditional French vinaigrette salad dressing.  It’ great on sturdy greens like Romaine lettuce, and it’s straightforward enough that famous Chef Jacques Pepin makes it in a jar, shaking it to emulsify the oil with the vinegar. In this recipe […]

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Smoked Turkey For Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays.  How about a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving. The turkey, guajolote, is native to Texas and Mexico.  Over millenia, it was hunted by Native Americans for feathers, food and fashion.  Some of the bones (the hollow ones) were fashioned into necklaces.  It was also […]

Verdolaga, Purslane: The Best Cooked Greens

Verdolaga, Purslane: The Best Cooked Greens

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 plentiful for most of the year in central, southern […]

Chicken Poached in a Garlic-Cumin Broth

Chicken Poached in a Garlic-Cumin Broth

Chicken poached in a garlic-cumin broth is from Hidalgo, in the central Eastern region of Mexico, the homeland of the great Toltec culture. Toltec art and the huge monuments are well-known and iconic of MesoAmerica, but a lesser known fact is that the region has […]