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Tacos de Carnitas

February 6, 2011


Here is a recipe that’s not found in Rick Bayless’ Authentic Mexican, I adapted this from one I found on another blog.  I’ve made carnitas before in the crockpot but I like this version better.  For one thing it takes about  half the time (3 hours as opposed to 6).  But whats really great about […]

Major Style Points

February 2, 2011


I found these at the local grocery co-op: sustainably sourced, disposable dinnerware, made from fallen palm leaves.  Eco-friendly & stylish, what is there not to love? These would add a really classy touch to any dinner party or fiesta, no?

Hommage to the Sonoran Hot Dog

January 24, 2011


The Sonoran Hot Dog is not found in Rick Bayless’ Authentic Mexican but its something I found too interesting to ignore.  As a displaced Chicagoan I feel like I know a thing or two about hot dogs and the Sonoran is definitely not the Chicago style dog I grew up with.  Exotic and beautiful, she is a […]

Chilaquiles – my way

January 13, 2011


As much as I enjoy this project, I’m still in the chapter on salsas and I’m getting bored.  Sometimes you just gotta get in the kitchen and do it freestyle.  So here is my interpretation of the Mexican classic Chilaquiles. Tortillas simmered with homemade salsa verde, drizzled with homemade crema, topped with fresh onion and […]