Archive for Mexican

El Dia de los Muertos (by Nancy Lopez-McHugh)

El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is meant to honor and remember loved ones no longer on this earth. This important Mexican holiday has its roots in Aztec culture and is celebrated every 1st and 2nd of…

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How to Make Dulce de Leche from Low-Fat Milk

At a time when everyone, myself included, is trying to detox and eat healthy, I made one of the most ridiculously indulgent, unhealthy treats known to man.

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Cebollitas

My 100th post, entirely in keeping with my ethos: A simple and easy way of bringing the exotic home.

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Huevos Rancheros

Over the Easter holidays the kids and I spent a fab few days visiting a friend who once played Thelma to my Louise. Or was it the other way around? In our mid-twenties we drove from Seattle to New Orleans, via Vegas, Grand Canyon and Mexico.

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Quick Chicken Chili

Chili is one of my husband’s favourite dishes and, since he’s been working very hard lately, I really wanted to make him some. But he’s also been having tummy trouble lately, so a bowlful of red meat would have sentenced him (and, by extension, me) to another sleepless night.

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Guacamole, Two Ways

OK, so it’s the 5th of May. If you’re in the US, particularly California and the southwest, or (ahem) an American living abroad, you’ll probably be making a lot more of this holiday than even the Mexicans do.

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Sweet Chili Fish Wraps

Here in the UK, there is a tradition of ‘Fish Fridays’. I’ve often wondered where the practice originated and, after a bit of time on Google, discovered that there are (of course) conflicting theories.

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Agua de Sandía

Agua de Sandía may sound fancy but it’s just Spanish for watermelon juice. Well, watermelon water, to be perfectly literal, but we wouldn’t say that in English so I’m going with watermelon juice.

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