Snack

Apr 28

Sun Dried Tomato Bread – A savoury Mediterranean loaf

Once you try this Sun Dried Tomato Bread, you’ll be looking for excuses to make it again and again. Most of the time nowadays I make sourdough, but it does take a bit of effort and planning, where as this bread recipe is really quick by comparison and the sweet fruity, slightly sour and umami …

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Apr 23

Dogs Nose Salsa (Xni Pec) – Habanero salsa from the Yucatan

Dogs Nose Salsa, or its proper name Xni Pec, is another Mexican salsa with a funny name, e.g Pico de gallo (The rooster’s beak). Xni-Pec (pronounced “shnee pek”) is ancient Mayan for “The Dog’s Nose”, probably because you’ll be sweating like a Dog’s nose after eating it because of the addition of habanero chilli peppers. …

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Apr 08

Carnitas – Delicious Mexican Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

At our friends Cecilia and Eric I had the best tasting carnitas I’ve ever had. Being from Texas they were homesick for some comforting food and searched out for the best carnitas recipe they could find and tweak it. After living in Houston, I’ve tried carnitas many times, but theirs was truly delicious. Carnitas are …

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Nov 05

Will the real chili con queso please stand up

I am not a food snob, but when something is supposed to have cheese in it, then I expect real cheese. However many times I have had chili con queso it has been made with Velveeta, which is processed cheese product, but it isn’t cheese. I know it is because of convenience that people just …

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Oct 30

Ricotta Fritta – Fried Ricotta Antipasti

These ricotta fritta antipasti are a little like gnocchi, but a lot lighter and very ‘more-ish’. Ricotta is a strange cheese. It literally means ‘re-cooked’, as in that after normal cheese has been made by separating the curds from the whey, the whey is then heated to create the ricotta. Also ricotta doesn’t really melt, …

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