Category Archives: South of the Border

Brazilian Chicken Hearts on Skewers, Churrasco Style

If you’ve ever been to one of those Brazilian restaurants where the meat is paraded around, fully cooked but attached to swords or skewers, you’ll get the idea.  In Brazil, they also do this with chicken hearts, but I’ve not … Continue reading

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250 Posts – and a NEW Veggie: Callaloo! (Jamaican Style)

I’m now a quarter of the way to having posted 1000 posts at this blog.  Was wondering what to do special for it, but …. hey … my farmer’s market obliged by presenting me with yet another new find:  Callaloo … Continue reading

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Cucamelon!!

I’ve just discovered a brand new veggie at my farmer’s market! Meet the deceptively lowly cucamelon!  (And it’s technically a fruit.) It hails from Mexico and other areas of Central America, and is related to the cucumber (same taxonomic family). … Continue reading

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Arrachera Mex-Tex Beef

Think of this as the meat you put into your fajitas, although you can do other things with your preparation.  Arracheras are nearly always made from skirt steak, and it is marinated up to three days before grilling, although 24 … Continue reading

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For Cinco de Mayo: Fish Tacos in Lettuce Shell; Vegetarian Tacos in Lettuce Shell

Here we have recipes for both vegetarian and fish tacos, served in lettuce. I’ve cut down on my home consumption of starches such as wheat or corn, and I’ve upped the outright veggies in my life.  Hence, a swap for … Continue reading

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For Cinco de Mayo: Pear/Mango Salsa, Mexican-Inspired

Well, it is almost the fifth of May, and Mexican restaurants go crazy trying to bring in new customers for the night.  The one nearest me used to have yearly signs out reading, “One tequila/Two tequila/Three tequila/Floor”, and the like, … Continue reading

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Quinoa in the Rice Cooker

I have to admit, when I first saw this word, I thought it would be pronounced Kin-Oh-Ah, and went by this misconception for some time.  After all, that’s what it looked like.  People started talking about Keen-Wah, and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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