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On Mozart and Pineapples (Plus a pineapple and chia smoothie recipe)

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On October 1787 in Prague’s Stavovské divadlo (Estates Theatre) Wolfang Amadeus Mozart premiered his Don Giovanni opera. That was the first opera I ever saw, well not the one in 1787, but rather Don Giovanni. I still remember how excited I was to not only be stepping foot into the same historic theatre were Mozart […]

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Chicken Breasts in Jalapeño and Sour Orange Sauce

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It’s very firm and I can barely squeeze it between my fingers. Using the same technique I’ve used for years, I place it on top of the tile counter, my palm goes over it and as I push down slightly I begin massaging it in a circular motion. Sweet citrus scents make their way to […]

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(Leftover) Spinach Quesadillas and The Spanish Tin Giveaway Winner!

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I could eat quesadillas for every meal of the day! Quesadillas can simply be described as the Mexican equivalent of an American grilled cheese sandwich — but not exactly the same thing. I’ll save the specifics of all the different versions of quesadillas, that are made throughout Mexico, for a more in-depth article in the […]

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Tacos de papa y chile poblano or Potato and Poblano Pepper Tacos

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When we lived in Europe there was so many Mexican foods that we painfully missed. Though I successfully created many substitutes, there were simply some things that just couldn’t be substituted. Poblano peppers fit into both of these categories. You can try your hardest using other peppers but nothing tastes like a plump, glistening, forrest […]

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Frijoles Refritos: Mexican Refried Beans

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Previously I shared my process for making a pot of Mexican beans, today we are going to turn those beans into frijoles refritos. (In case you missed the recipe please read it here.) First we begin with what the words frijoles refritos actually translate to: The English translation is refried beans, but that is not […]

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Frijoles de Olla: Making A Pot of Traditional Mexican Beans

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Once believed to have originated in Peru, the common bean is now thought to have been first cultivated in what today is called Central Mexico. From there it spread throughout Central and South America before making it’s way to Europe via the Spanish. *  In Mexican cooking there are 3 ever-present ingredients: chiles, corn and […]

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Chicken and Swiss Chard Tacos | Tacos de pollo deshebrado y acelga

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Since arriving in Mexico I’ve had so many new ingredients to try out. Some are ones I never cooked with but remember from my childhood, and others are ones I have never tasted before. Swiss chard is one such ingredient. I had heard about it on many food blogs but never came across it when […]

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