I spotted these amazing spa-like popsicles on Pinterest and immediately added them to my “must try” list. Cucumber, lemons and your choice of natural sweetener. Sounds like a dream for a hot day! Here’s the link to the spa pop recipe.
There is something amazing about freshly baked bread.
The soft, chewy texture. The sweet smell wafting out of the kitchen. The golden brown crust.
Add garlic and parmesan to the equation and well, you have yourself a wonderful dinner. Especially a nice surprise for your family when they may only expect traditional spaghetti and marinara.
But you’re thinking. Oh no, I can’t make bread. Don’t worry. Making focaccia is very easy and very forgiving. The only need is for some warmth (something we have an abundance of in a California summer) to let the bread rise.
Tex-Mex started out as a nickname for the railroad that traveled between the America and Mexico (the train route was shortened on tickets). Now it serves as a nickname for American-Mexican hybrid dishes. More specifically with a Texas influence.
And wow, combining these two cuisines yields amazing results. Sweet hickory barbecue sauce with cumin-tomato Spanish rice. Yellow cheddar cheese with pico de gallo.
So here’s my take on Tex-Mex. A bowl filled with awesome.
Spanish rice, black beans, barbecue sauce-grilled tofu, cheddar cheese, corn and pico de gallo.