Capirotada (Remembering Dad & Grandma P)

Capirotada (Remembering Dad & Grandma P)

My father sent me this recipe from his AOL email account way back in September of 2012. My abuela used sliced white bread and cheddar cheese, I think. And my mama probably did the same; why screw with perfection? My hermanos might recognize the book 

Crock Pot Pinto Beans (Frijoles)

Crock Pot Pinto Beans (Frijoles)

To 2 cups of well rinsed, good beans from the Colorado highlands (or lesser beans from somewhere else), add 7 cups of cold water, half an onion (or a couple of crushed garlic cloves), a small dried chili, and some epazote or a few cilantro 

Saba (サバ, Mackerel)

Saba (サバ, Mackerel)

Take a whole, gutted mackerel, salt the hell out of it (inside and out) with some good sea salt or kosher salt, then broil it until nicely colored, or–better–cook it outside on a grill or your house will smell a little gamey for a day 

Indian Food, Hecho de Mano

Indian Food, Hecho de Mano

Homemade Indian food is so…fucking… good. #vegetarian (Today, anyway.)

Sauerkraut and Bread Make a Meal

Sauerkraut and Bread Make a Meal

This is the kind of simple, tasty meal that one can prepare with sauerkraut and bread (both hecho casero), scrambled eggs, and a little mayonnaise. Bread, eggs and fermented cabbage.  Nothing else needed.  On second thought, maybe a nice, sour beer would have been a nice 

Hatch Chile

Hatch Chile

‘Tis the season for Hatch Chile,  Fa la la la la la la la la.  

Garden Betty’s Ruby Kraut

Garden Betty’s Ruby Kraut

Found this lovely, 4 pound cabbage at the farmers market and was inspired to again try my hand at sauerkraut.  Using this Garden Betty recipe as a guide, here’s what I did: Used our lovely and somewhat impractical old mandolin to shred 1.70 kilograms of cabbage. 

Fingerling Potatoes Harvest

A portion of the 5.2 pound (recent) harvest of Russian Banana fingerling potatoes from our garden. Boil, add butter and salt, and enjoy.  It really is that simple.  

Mexican Soul Food

Mexican Soul Food

Calabacitas (with Hatch chile), frijoles y tortillas.  Soul food for raza.

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Here’s what I started with: A lovely cabbage from the farmers market (used 1.63kg of this mammoth 2.7kg beast!) My cool, new fermenting crock from In Ferment Salt, 36g Juniper berries and caraway seeds, maybe 1tsp each Here’s a recipe I found, which I liked