I discovered this recipe for coconut pie way back when I lived in Chicago. One of my very first cookbooks was Rick Bayless’ Mexican Kitchen, circa 1996. It’s practically falling apart from use, exactly what should happen to a good cookbook. Some of my favorite recipes from Rick (we’re on first name basis after all these … Continue Reading

This is what I’ve been waiting for…this is what I love soooo much about summer — tomatillos and tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. Add some cilantro, a chile or two, some onion and garlic, and you’ve got yourself the makings of some decidedly tasty salsa. Threw this together for brunch last Sunday, eggs with two salsas — … Continue Reading

Now that we have fresh homemade tortillas, let’s make some tacos. I’m constantly searching for a tasty vegetarian taco. While I’m by no means a vegetarian, have never crossed paths with a vegetable I didn’t like (well, with the exception of beets — despite years of trying to embrace them). I’ve even tried making beet … Continue Reading

Who doesn’t like tacos? As with any good taco, it all starts with the humble tortilla. I’m talking corn tortillas (no flour tortillas here). And while you certainly don’t need to make your own tortillas, I’m here to gently convince you that you can and you should. Warm, freshly made corn tortillas right off the … Continue Reading

Hello pollinator. This busy bee wanted to be part of the photo… On a different, but most important note, Maryland recently became the first state to ban bee-killing pesticides thanks to the Pollinator Protection Act. Hopefully other states will follow suit. What are you waiting for?? I’m sure many of you have seen these photos. “Our honey … Continue Reading