Category Archives: Mexican

Smoked Pork Neck Bone and Pinto Bean Chili

Over the holidays we went to Baltimore to stay a few days with our son and his girlfriend.  They have a townhouse in an area of Baltimore that is being “gentrified.”  As this area is still in progress, there are … Continue reading

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Fresh Borlotti Chili Beans

As you know, I like fresh beans when I can get them.  Fortunately, the Scranton farmer’s market has a few farmers who grow borlotti/red coco beans or what they call cranberry beans to shell.  These beans are quite a bit … Continue reading

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Portuguese Chicken with Roasted Capperino Peppers and Eggs

In order to avoid continuing to watch the terrifying train wreck that has become our election campaign, I decided to hang out in the kitchen.  I had a thawed, small chicken and knew the seasonings for Portuguese chicken.  I added the … Continue reading

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Pinto Beans

I’m back in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.  My bathroom in France is still not finished.  I just kicked everyone out, locked the doors and hopped on the plane, hoping to forget that nightmare until it’s time to go back, fire the renovation … Continue reading

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Fresh Coco Bean Chili for Babies

When I shared my enchiladas with Toutoune and Willy, after the initial “spicy” shock, Toutoune said how much she liked another Mexican food, Chili con Carne.  Now people, everyone’s French palate was stunned by my “enchiladas for babies” and Toutoune has … Continue reading

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Chez Willie and Toutoune

Whenever I think of Mexican food, I think of my mother.  She wasn’t Mexican, but she could have been.  I’ve only had comparable or better Mexican food at old school Mexican cafes in California where nobody speaks English and there … Continue reading

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Tamale Whatever

When we were kids, my parents would take us to visit cousins in Richmond, California.  The two things I remembered about these visits were the mosquitoes and the tamales.  The mosquitoes were enormous, science fiction mutants and after an hour … Continue reading

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