Posted on 03 October 2010.
Just another typical day in Glasgow… it was a cold and wet Sunday afternoon, and I wanted to whip up something warm and hearty to welcome the boys home from a hard day at work (seriously, the only 2 people I know working on a Sunday!). Hungarian Goulash is a very thick soup, or even [...]
Posted in Beef, Pasta and Noodles, Soups
Posted on 02 October 2010.
“My salsa, salsa, salsa, salsa, my salsa Makes all the pretty girls [or boys!] want to dance And take off their…” Salsa is the special sauce of Mexican cuisine. Chunky or smooth, mild or “blow your head off” hot, they offer a wonderful medley of flavour derived from an array of chillies, spices and fresh [...]
Posted in Condiments & Preserves
Posted on 30 September 2010.
Tortilla in Mexican Spanish: [torˈtiʝa] Say it with me: “tor-tee-ya”… roll the sound of the “l’s”, don’t say “tor-till-la” It makes me giggle to hear the variety of mispronunciations of “tortilla”, “jalapeño”, and “guacamole” on both sides of the Atlantic. Whether it is in the American Midwest, or the UK, where the Mexican population is [...]
Posted in Light Meals and Snacks, Side Dishes, Starters
Posted on 28 September 2010.
Carne asada is a staple dish in Mexican cuisine. Found throughout northern Mexico and the American Southwest, I was eating this stuff from the moment my first set of teeth emerged in my wee mouth. Carne asada is a roasted beef dish, in which pieces of beef are either marinated (for extra tenderness and juiciness), [...]
Posted in Beef
Posted on 26 September 2010.
Well it’s getting to that time of year again when I dig out my trusty soup pot and start making some tasty soup for my little travel flask for work, because there’s nothing better than a warm bowl of home made soup for lunch, it beats a can of the shop bought stuff any day! [...]
Posted in Soups
Posted on 25 September 2010.
With the cool crisp autumn air swept over Glasgow, I craved something warm, hearty and comforting. When it was time to make some home-style (American) comfort food, I knew my gourmet macaroni and cheese, and buttermilk biscuits would hit the spot. These buttermilk biscuits are not to be confused with the British “biscuit,” which is [...]
Posted in Baking, Light Meals and Snacks, Side Dishes