Sunday, May 28, 2017

Canning Season is Here! First Up- Pickled Asparagus.

The local asparagus season is so short,  I took advantage this year!  Pickled asparagus and frozen roasted asparagus.  Perfect!

Asparagus has such delicate flavour, I just added lemon juice to the white wine vinegar, a little garlic and a little whole coriander.  They are so easy to can.  Just wash, trim to fit the jars, add the brine and you are ready to go!

Pickled asparagus.

This recipe makes three 500ml jars plus one one litre jar.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Enchiladas Verde- the Salsa.

This beautiful, vibrant green sauce graces many a Mexican table and tops many an enchilada.  It's so easy to make at home and it's so delicious.

In Ottawa, tomatillos can only be found in the summer.  This recipe uses canned whole tomatillos but everything else is fresh.  Except maybe for the chicken concentrate- I ran out of broth.

The variety of fresh peppers, the garlic and especially the fresh cilantro give this sauce a wonderful texture and flavour.  Make extra and freeze or use it as a table sauce...

This recipe makes about one litre of salsa verde.  Enough to top about ten enchiladas and have a little left over.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Arroz con pollo- every mamacita has a great one!

Arroz con pollo (aka chicken and rice) is like a Mexican version of Spanish paella and it's delicious.  Perfect for a family dinner, your next dinner party or for a pot luck.  I like to double the recipe and tuck away half in the freezer- two portions per foil container- for weekday dinners.

Serve with a green salad and voila!

To serve 8...