¡HOLA! from Mexico

I am currently enjoying a week away in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  I am here with my foodie friends Pem and Pria, and boy are we enjoying the good life, full of fresh fruits and veggies!

There is an abundance of tropical produce here, and I don’t even have to feel guilty about transportation energy because it’s all local.  And just in time too, because as much as I love root veggies, I am starting to tire of Canadian winter produce.

On our very first night, Pria whisked us off to a restaurant just down the cobblestone street, with a rooftop patio that offers this view of the Cathedral in the centre of town:

We asked what they recommended for vegetarians, and I ended up with a gorgeous cheese-stuffed pepper, covered in “red sauce” (they ask you here what sauce you want, “red” or “green” — the red seems to be a bit spicier, and the green is tomatillo) and served with rice:

But the highlight of the meal was a salsa that accompanied Pem’s Cucina Pibil (shredded pork cooked in citrus and steamed in a banana leaf): onions, carrot, habanero and juniper berries.  I am definitely going to be replicating this at home, as we’ve been snacking on it with tortilla chips, avocado, and manchego cheese.

Lots more to come on our food adventures: the local market & street food, cactus experiments, and all the amazing fruit!  Now cross your fingers that we also get some sunshine!

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8 Comments on “¡HOLA! from Mexico”

  1. Jacquie
    February 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Looking forward to your experiments in the kitchen & hope you are having a fantastic time…hugs!

  2. Fran
    February 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    enjoy! looks and sounds great….
    made the cauliflower poppers, I put too much heat in it,
    but I get the idea, will keep adjusting..


  3. February 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Jacquie — I’m having a blast, thanks!!! 🙂

    Fran — ohh, I’ve done that before… but glad you get the main idea of the recipe! Let me know if you try again.

  4. February 18, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    I *love* San Miguel de Allende, and am so jealous that you are there while I am not. Que suerte…

  5. February 21, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Beatrice — I am definitely loving it here. I am firmly declaring that this is my favourite place on the planet. And the food is definitely a huge part of it!! I am not ready to leave tomorrow!!


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