Plantains, Plátanos and the Puerto Rican Day Parade

When I moved from New Mexico to Southern California I was introduced to new-to-me Chicano and Mexican-American food (different than New Mexican grub, but that’s a topic for another time). It was in Pomona, California that I became extremely attached to my Mexican grocery stores, fully equipped with in-house tortillerias that not only made fresh tortillas … Continue reading

Squash Blossom Quesadillas, Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza

These quesadillas are nothing like the Americanized cheddar and flour tortilla variety. They are imbued with the subtle squashy flavor of zucchini blossoms, the sweetness of red onions and summer corn. You can also add roasted poblano chiles, which are a common compliment to squash blossoms. I used a mozarella cheese made by a Mexican … Continue reading

¡Qué bonita es la nevada! Beautiful snowfall means time for atole, yum.

FEATURED CONTENT: January 03, 2011 (Original Post February 10, 2010) I’ve been cooking, entertaining, hosting, celebrating and relaxing to my heart’s content this holiday season. I promise to have new post up soon… until then here’s an oldie but goodie to warm you up after all of the snow! Yesterday was a beautiful day yet … Continue reading