Street Tacos – Recipe

The trick to making a great street taco is making all of the components.  Tacos are great because they are fast, cheap and easy, and you can go through the fridge adding anything you want making them new and interesting.  This is how you do it; lets make a 6 layer taco from the ground up;…

Avocado Salsa – Recipe

Creamy, spicy, tangy and goes great with just about anything south of the border, (Canadian).  This avocado salsa is quick, easy and refreshing. This is a go to in the Yucatan and should be as common at your home as it is in theirs! You see this stuff in tiny plastic bags and tiny, takeout…

Pickles – Recipe

Pickling is old and ancient and that means we can do it better, right? Right! Get some cucumbers and get to it.  I like a simple, tangy pickles and only half soured like the delis!  Pickles are positively people pleasing party snacks that are versatile and go with everything! Set out some dill and lay…

Red Salsa – Recipe

Salsa is a staple fiesta dip from Mexico to Texas and around the world. Next time you have a party make your own and impress your friends.  Its cheap, easy, healthy and delicious. They even named a dance after it, mocked New York City over and wrote an episode on a hit TV show about…

Spiced Olives – Quick Party Recipe

Olives are great for parties, can be made ahead of time and are easy to set out to let guests savour at any temperature.  The fancy olives can get expensive but you can just use a can of black or green olives and some TLC to get the same effect! Here’s how… 1  or 2…

Spanish Tortilla – Recipe

This fun and tasty dish confuses most of us because when we hear tortilla we don’t usually think about eggs and potatoes, but Spanish Tortilla is found almost everywhere at all times in Spain, not just breakfast.  The Spanish enjoy eating the tortilla all day long and sometimes use it as tapas.  I still think…

Tapenade – Tapas Recipe

Olives are everywhere in Spain and they use them in a lot of great recipes. It goes great with bruschetta, or use it on salads and sandwiches for a quick Mediterranean bite. Tapenade is one of those easy, classic recipes to make when you want to clear the fridge f cocktail olives or spiced olives and herbs…

Sausage Making – How To

There is nothing more satisfying than learning how the sausage is made, and made well.  Pork sausage is easy to make and has endless varieties depending on your taste and the occasion for making.  Homemade sausages are not that difficult to make, taste 100 times better than store bought, and have better ingredients in them…

Truffles – Recipe

Truffles are a decadent treat that take time and patience. They are easy to make, but very difficult to master. This recipe makes 2 types and uses the chocolate efficiently.  Here’s how…. 1 Bar dark chocolate, 52% or darker, 70-88% cocoa is preferred 1/4 C Cream 6 oz milk chocolate of your choice About 1/4…

Chocolateria San Gines – Churros & Hot Chocolate Madrid

To Madrilenas churros and chocolate in the evening are akin to donuts and coffee in the morning. Chocolateria San Gines has been famous for making the best since 1894.  Dipping these crispy, hot churros into the warm, melted chocolate makes a perfect combination of sweet, hot and crunchy! Absolutely spectacular for chocoholics! Open into the late…