Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mexico: Enchiladas Rojas (Tortillas with Red Sauce and Cheese-Filling)

...recipe coming soon...
(recipe adapted from: "Recipes: Latin American Cooking" from Time Life's "Foods of the World Series")

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mexico: Quesadillas de Queso Oaxaqueño (Fried Cheese Turnovers with Oaxaca Cheese)


...recipe coming soon...
(recipe adapted from: "Mexikanisch kochen" by Beate Engelbrecht & Ulrike Keyser)

SRC Duo: Zucchini Pancakes & Cucumber Queso Fresco Salad

It's SRC (Secret Recipe Club) Reveal Day again. Time to find out what we prepared from each others' blogs this month.  For August, I was assigned the blog This Mama Cooks! On A Diet written by Anne-Marie. Usually, when browsing through my assigned blog, I look for breakfast recipes, snacks, and bread. But as I had an over-production of zucchini and cucumber in my vegetable garden, I went straight to searching for recipes that featured those green goodies. And sure enough, I found a recipe for delicious Zucchini Pancakes and a refreshing and simple Cucumber, Feta, and Red Onion Salad.

I love any kind of potato and/or vegetable pancakes and I greatly enjoyed these. It was even one of the rare occasions when LittleGrouch did not complain about dinner. He ate two pancakes with some dip and declared zucchini to be his favorite food. (That sounds great but doesn't really mean anything. He ones claimed broccoli was his favorite although he has always been wildly opposed to even trying it shortly before that.) I added a little ham to the recipe, just for the fun of it.

The cucumber salad was a side dish with a taco dinner. I substituted Queso Fresco for the feta, to give it a Mexican note. (The Queso Fresco that I bought tasted like very mild feta.) The mild cooling salad went great with the intense flavor of the tacos.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mexico: Tacos de Pollo (Chicken Tacos)


...recipe coming soon...
(recipe adapted from: "Mexikanisch kochen" by Beate Engelbrecht & Ulrike Keyser)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cook Around the Globe - July 2012 Roundup


Welcome to the roundup of my exploration of the cuisines of Australia and New Zealand. As always, I have greatly enjoyed this month's cuisines, I discovered several recipes that will make it on our menu again, and there are several more dishes that I didn't have the time to try (they are on my list for next time). My favorite dish were the Rum Fudge Balls. Runners-up were Smothered Steak and Spiced Pork-Spit. (Most of the recipes are not online - yet. If you are interested in a particular recipe, please let me know and I will type it up.)

If you have a recipe from any of the above mentioned countries that you would like me to include here, just send me a picture, title, and url, as well as your name and the name of your blog.)