Mexican Food

Maximum Mexican — Mexican Blackened Chicken with Jalapeno Black Beans & Rice and Caramelized Pineapple Salsa finished with Cilantro & Lime.  When I pine for long white sand beaches of Mexico, I recall a flavour...

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Fresh & Fast, Pineapple Salsa

September 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Our local grocer’s shelves are positively loaded with pineapple, that combined with a craving for flavours of the Yucatan and next thing I know, I’m chopping pineapple for a tangy, tasty Pineapple Salsa. Fresh fruit...

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A sad piece of news from south of the border reached me this weekend, Ed Hoffman, proprietor of Cantina Habanero & JJ’s Cantina in Puerto Morelos, Mexico passed away suddenly on January 14th, 2011. He...

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Mexican Quickies – Street Sweets

August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mexico has become a jumping off place for me, in and out and constantly on the move, it’s also a place where I ‘discover’ I’m hungry, like now.  This section on “Mexican Quickies” is a tribute...

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Mexican Quickies – PasKAYitos

August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Best shrimp tacos… EVER. Its bright orange you can’t miss it. Paskayitos serves one thing and one thing only, seafood.  So fresh it’s nearly wriggling.   Throughout the spring and summer I’ve been junctioning out of...

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Tastes of Mexico – Annatto Seeds

July 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Annatto, sometimes called Roucou, is a derivative of the achiote trees of tropical regions of the Americas, used to produce a red food coloring and also as flavouring. Its scent is slightly peppery with...

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Mexican Quickies – How to Tamale

July 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

In Mexico, every cook has her own tamale recipe, her own sauce, her own masa mix, her own flavours. I didn't get any family secrets from Juantia (who bore holes though me with her...

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Just off the beaten path and worth every step (or stagger); Cantina Habanero boasts the best burger in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. South of Cancun on Highway 307, Puerto Morelos is a cozy fishing...

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