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The cost of vegetables in México

I went to the grocery store on Saturday as the cupboards were bare and I thought I’d show you what vegetables I bought – and what they cost.  Above is the whole batch, glistening with water as they were just washed. Below is my spreadsheet, both in kilos and pounds as well as pesos and US dollars.  I see the most expensive item was the apples – of course, because they were imported, and probably even from Washington!  Saturday was...

Kitchen Tips: Slicing Jalapeños and Limes the Sinaloa way

I’ve got bad hands.  Well, actually, I have sensitive skin.  But I like my peppers – serrano and jalapeño being my favorites.  I don’t like to wear gloves, so my strategy is to cut peppers quickly and without having to have my hands on them for very long. I thought I’d show you how I handle peppers to get most of the meat and save my hands, too. 1.  This is the way I use most often. (See above)  Slice...

ToniCol… Sinaloa’s local cream soda cola

I like cream soda. I like root beer. I like cola. I don’t know how they did it, but ToniCol is like all three rolled into one. What is ToniCol? It is a local vanilla flavored soda invented by Antonio Espinosa de los Montero from Rosario, Sinaloa, around 1870. Rosario is a town about 30 miles South of Mazatlán, and is also the hometown of the singer Lola Beltrán, and a pleasant afternoon outing. But even if Rosario is the...

Fall is Tomato Roasting Time

The state of Sinaloa is the leading tomato growing region in México.  I’m not even sure what the tomato growing season is here because we have wonderful tomatoes all year long!  In the US and Canada, though, fall is tomato harvest time.  I was on the phone with my sister last weekend and she was talking about having a lot of tomatoes from her garden that she needed to make use of.  I described what I do with our tomatoes,...

Now we’re cooking

When I move into a new home I always feel a sense of urgency to transform the space into one that reflects our taste and is more efficient for us to use.  I don’t know why the urgent feeling is there – because really it is almost always better to live in a space for a while to see what you really need.  In the past we’ve wasted money and time doing things too quickly. I am proud of us,...