Category: Fruits

Pan de Plátano

We recently had some bananas that were getting nicely sweet and ripe and needed to be used in some way. Usually, I make banana bread and that is what I did again. But this time, I used a recipe from Marge Poore’s 1,000 Mexican Recipes cookbook. I noticed […]

Apple Sauce

Autumn has arrived! For those of us that live in the northern half of North America that means apple season. This past weekend on the way home from church, we visited Door Creek Orchard, an apple orchard a few minutes from our house. It is a small orchard […]

Orzo and Grape Salad

Growing up with Mexican flavors, Greek food was a savory surprise. As a California/Mexican kid, most of the “foreign” flavors I enjoyed were from Asia: Filipino, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. It wasn’t until I moved to Michigan that I learned to enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean. While this […]

Tequila Mockingbird

I love warm weather and I like it hot! But what I love the most about warm weather is the fresh food. In this case, it is sandía (watermelon in English). Whenever we would visit mi abuelita (grandmother) in Mexico, we would walk around town “helping” her with […]

Maroccan Martini

I remember walking home from school and picking pomegranates from trees hanging over onto the street.  They were juicy, sweet and a little bit tart.  I didn’t know, until much later, what a delicious flavor they add to many foods, drinks and sweets. I was exploring the web […]