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Carne Adovada

by Karen December 24, 2011
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I'm home for the holidays and was trying to think of something festive to make over the weekend.  There were the usual suspects like turkey or ribroast, but I wanted to go for something a little less traditional but equally as memorable.  Pork generally is not one of those dishes but for me the all-mighty […]

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Photo Friday

by Karen August 5, 2011
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how can i get my ex girlfriend back em>(Image from Globetrotter Diaries)

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Tacos Al Pastor

by Karen June 30, 2011
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I consider al pastor tacos one of my favorite tacos; always there to satisfy at 2 am off a truck and is blow-your-mind-good freshly sliced off the trompo, a vertical rotisserie al pastor is traditionally cooked on.  And then there's the one I had in Guanajuato that shattered my taco world.  The geniuses there melted […]

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Some Like It Hot: Shrimp in Aguachile

by Karen April 29, 2011
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For those that understand a little Spanish, you know that this dish is HOT.  Camarones en aguachile is a Mexican ceviche where raw shrimp is marinated in a chile-lime juice mixture, or aguachile (“chile water”).  Like most ceviches it is prepared with few ingredients and uses the magic of acid to “cook” the protein. how […]

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Say "I Love You" With Churros

by Karen February 11, 2011
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This churro recipe is from Suzanne Goin's Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table cookbook and while the dough is simple to make, you will need to have a large star tip and pastry bag.  Suzanne suggested using a number 4 star tip but I found that the grooves were too shallow, […]

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What Is A Molinillo?

by Karen February 9, 2011
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a) A device to remove moles b) An ancient Mayan torture device c) A Mexican hot chocolate stirrer If you guessed “C” you are correct (and savvy to the fact that this is a food blog).  This wooden Mexican “whisk” is used to froth Mexican drinks like champurrado and hot chocolate making it foamy and […]

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Churros, Chocolate and Love in Mexico

by Karen February 7, 2011
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A year ago this week, our family had the ultimate Valentine's Day celebration: my sister's gorgeous wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, one of the most romantic places in the world. Like the commercials say, San Miguel de Allende is likely not the Mexico you thought you knew.  No turquoise waters, no margaritas on […]

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Caesar Salad: Eating Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s

by Karen December 3, 2010
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How many times have you had a crappy Caesar salad with wilted romaine lettuce, thick oily dressing and stale croutons?  I've had this version one too many times.  A true Caesar salad should be made with crunchy and sweet romaine leaves (left whole) that are tossed in a light, tangy and velvety dressing.  Highlighted with […]

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Caesar Salad: Visiting Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s

by Karen November 29, 2010
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No, I didn't get the title of this post wrong.  That's right Caesar salad from Tijuana, Mexico– not Italy.  Okay, so if we're talking current distribution of where Caesar salad is most commonly found, it's probably the United States and every other major hotel/tourist attraction around the world.  But it originated in Mexico.  And doesn't […]

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