Archive for April, 2016
Actually, the four things really great Tex-Mex cooks do are things all great cooks do to make sure their food tastes delicious – using fresh ingredients, using spices with care, choosing their cookbooks carefully, and avoiding canned ingredients. Here is a little more information on each of the four. Read the rest of this entry »
Tex Mex dishes are fairly easy to make, yet even the easiest of recipes can be improved upon.
Take a look below for three ways we know to make sure the Tex Mex food you prepare at home is as tasty as it can be.
- Always use the freshest of vegetables.
This holds true for any dish with veggies, of course. But because Tex Mex’s vegetables are so colorful (lettuce; red, yellow and green bell peppers; tomatoes, etc.) it’s even more important that you seek out the freshest produce you can find when you head out to your local grocery store or farmer’s market.
Everybody is more health conscious these days, and more aware of living in harmony with our environment. Earth Day, April 22, is one manifestation of that attitude. Another example of this concern is the trend toward eating organic – food that has not been treated with any type of chemical, which many contend are not good for our environment.
Next Tuesday, April 12, honors one of the all-time great culinary staples – the grilled cheese sandwich. Cheese on bread has been around since the Romans ruled the world, but it didn’t take its present form until about the 1920s, when cheese and bread became relatively abundant in America. Since then, the grilled cheese sandwich has become popular around the world.
So to honor the grilled cheese sandwich, our recipe this time will be for the cheese quesadilla, courtesy of Chef Patience from Food.com. Read the rest of this entry »