BASICS: Frijoles de la olla

There are people that remember smells from their childhood: chocolate chip cookies, marinara simmering on the stove or meatloaf.  For me, it is the smell of frijoles cooking slowly on the stove. I remember coming into our house after school, welcomed by the deep, earthy aroma of pinto […]

BASICS: Tamarindo

Tamarind is an ingredient that is used in many places around the world but especially in southern Asia and in Mexico, though it is native to Africa. Tamarind has a great tangy flavor that pairs well with sweet and savory dishes.  It is definitely sweet and sour.  You […]

Mole – Estilo Madison

I love my Mom’s cooking. Who doesn’t love mom’s cooking?  My Mom cooked up a storm, even when there wasn’t much in the kitchen. Though I didn’t pay too much attention at the time, I learned a lot about what tasted great. Back in 2003, David (my partner) […]

Mariscos a la Marinera

This past winter, David and I escaped the Wisconsin weather for a while and met his family down in southern Mexico.  Ixtapa  and the beaches were great, but the market in Zihuatanejo was equally amazing.  We had a great time shopping  and came up with a nice dinner.  […]