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Dia de los Meurtos in Downtown Rosalie

In Barbara Kingsolver’s novel ‘The Lacuna’, hero Harrison Shepherd is half Mexican, half American. After growing up in gloriously warm and exotic Mexico, he moves to staid, chilly North Carolina.  In Mexico, Harrison unravels the secrets to life as he spends his days in the kitchen with the cook, learning to make fluffy breads and… Read more

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The Unexpected Churros

My brother was visiting from Sydney for the weekend so I decided to have a Carnitas & Margaritas night to celebrate.  After a few Margaritas over Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca‘, it was time to move on to our Mexican feast.  The prefect opportunity to use those Mexican doilies. Apart from the shredded pork carnitas, much of… Read more

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Cleaning Out the Pantry – Margarita Ice Cream

Pantry stocks aren’t at the point of dwindling but I can actually glimpse some shelf space here and there. As part of a ‘pantry clear out’ dinner party we enjoyed Salmon cured with Ginger, Soy & Rice Vinegar (still plenty of soy and gallons and gallons of vinegars to go), Slow Cooked Lamb with Sumac… Read more

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