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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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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Mexican Quickies – McGomez

July 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

In the middle of the Yucatan jungle, in a tiny village, bight yellow arches and a great laugh. McGomez! Truly... marketing genius. ...

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Mexican Quickies – Spanglish

July 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

I attempt to order my own burger - without fries – instead I ordered a burger... without a father. In the Colonia of Puerto Morelos, at the junction of Highway 307 and Jose Mara Morelos...

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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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Some like it hot… sauce

July 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the intense heat and flavours of Mexico to the milder side of spice in Cuba, to the amplified heat of Belize and finally the sweet, tangy chili of Honduras; a little tour of...

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Mexico, the Return

July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cancun. Just a few miles south, Puerto Morelos. It’s become a second home. For the first time in my life – I bought a one way ticket that took me to Mexico. ...

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One experience leads to the next, the journey of taste, the sensation of pleasure, the seduction of… vanilla. Food Gypsy dives deep into vanilla, traveling Mexico to find the perfect, sweet, bean. ...

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