Sunday, May 14, 2017

Enchiladas Verde- the Salsa.

This beautiful, vibrant green sauce graces many a Mexican table and tops many an enchilada.  It's so easy to make at home and it's so delicious.

In Ottawa, tomatillos can only be found in the summer.  This recipe uses canned whole tomatillos but everything else is fresh.  Except maybe for the chicken concentrate- I ran out of broth.

The variety of fresh peppers, the garlic and especially the fresh cilantro give this sauce a wonderful texture and flavour.  Make extra and freeze or use it as a table sauce...

This recipe makes about one litre of salsa verde.  Enough to top about ten enchiladas and have a little left over.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day from the little pink Alien

Spent a great day in the kitchen with my six year old granddaughter baking a Mother's Day cake for her mom.  Young Aaliyah has definite ideas on what a Mother's Day cake should look like.

Pink Alien by Aaliyah.

For this project, visit Bulk Barn for the decorations- skittles, mint leaves, lollipops, sour peaches, mini gummies- a six year old's dream collection.  

Prepare a regular white cake, tint your buttercream icing pink and decorate away...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Arroz con pollo- every mamacita has a great one!

Arroz con pollo (aka chicken and rice) is like a Mexican version of Spanish paella and it's delicious.  Perfect for a family dinner, your next dinner party or for a pot luck.  I like to double the recipe and tuck away half in the freezer- two portions per foil container- for weekday dinners.

Serve with a green salad and voila!

To serve 8...