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Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

Anaheim Chiles – 4 recipes

If you live in the American Southwest, the smell of roasting Hatch green chiles fills the air for miles at this time of the year.  It triggers the memory of meals cooked  with my mother on the huge wood stove…

Griddle-roasting Chiles and Vegetables

Griddle-roasting Chiles and Vegetables

Photo by Laurie Smith www.lauriesmithphoto.com Griddle roasting chiles and vegetables is both a flavor principle and an essential technique for achieving true Mexican flavor.  It aids in removing the peel and adds a haunting smoky flavor.   Don’t be tempted…

Chicken in Almond Sauce (Almendrado de Pollo)

Chicken in Almond Sauce (Almendrado de Pollo)

This chicken in almond sauce was the first dish I ever ate in Oaxaca, at a little stand in the Mercado 20 de noviembre in Oaxaca City.  It was the start of my love affair with Oaxacan food.  The sauce…

Mi Papi -José Martínez Solano

Mi Papi -José Martínez Solano

  There is no greater sin than to not develop your talents, my father José Martínez Solano   Today my father would have been 104 years old. I want to celebrate mi Papi.  Up until the time of her death…

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

When I had the website redesigned and relaunched it, I decided that it would fulfill the promise of being a resource “for lovers of Mexican food and culture” and exemplify the meaning of my tagline: “Alone one cannot share life.” …


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Release Party: Sad Songs from a Happy Heart

Release Party: Sad Songs from a Happy Heart

Photo by Laurie Smith www.lsmithphoto.com The release party for Sad Songs from a Happy Heart was fantastic! Thanks to Pedro Zamora, owner of Stage 48 for providing the spectacular space and to Debbie Medina, event manager and all the very…

Sad Songs from a Happy Heart-  Available for sale now!

Sad Songs from a Happy Heart- Available for sale now!

  Sad Songs from a Happy Heart is finally done! It’s live at CD Baby and available for download and hard copies and on amazon for download only. It’s a gathering! A party! A show!  Help me celebrate the release…