Over the holiday break, we took three of our nephews (ages 13, 13, 16) on a trip to Oaxaca, MÃ©xico. Here, we tried some grasshoppers in the market. They’re cooked with lime, salt, chile and garlic. They taste surprisingly good!
Saturdays in TJ: Hago Unos Hotcakes?
Second to family, the best part of Tijuana is the food. My mother-in-law is always cooking, always serving. Always. Seriously, she doesn’t stop. From the moment someone walks in the door, some sort of food already warm on the stove will be placed in front of them whether they’re hungry or not. It’s a beautiful thing. Lucky for me, the food is quite good :) She’s famous for the after-dinner line “Hago unos hotcakes? Should I make some pancakes?”
Torta: The Making Of
In honor of a new year, I’m going to try and commit to producing more for this site. The bar has been set pretty low with monthly updates for the past year or so. Hopefully I can find the time to do what I’m hoping to do. Ok, here goes:
This is a video of me making a torta. There are plenty of ways to make tortas and this is one option if you’re hungry. All the ingredients were purchased at a Mexican market called Pancho Villa Farmer’s Market here in San Diego.
Ingredients (estimated cost $2.54 for two tortas):
- Bolillo – $0.50
- Avocado – $0.33
- Tomato – $0.17
- Onion – $0.16
- Queso Fresco, $0.50
- Chile, $0.12
- Ham, $0.66