Melon Seed Horchata & Agua de Limon – Two Quick Refreshments, Mexican-Style

Cooling down in the heat of the summer comes in all kinds of guises, but here are two dead simple - and unusual - recipes that use two common fruits as their ingredients. Any visitor // read more

Sunday Rewards – Limonada & Comida

Mexican agua frescas, or fresh waters, are common throughout that country, usually held in big glass jars lining the counter of a comedor or fonda. They can be made with every kind of fruit // read more

Drinking with a Broad. Tropical Afternoon Cocktails Part Two

Seeing Red Deep red hibiscus flowers, known as flor de jamaica in Mexico, are infused in water to create a cool refreshing agua. Its tart cranberry-like flavour, packed with vitamins, is // read more

Drinking with a Broad. Tropical Afternoon Cocktails

It's hot here. Very hot. And the thought of making a complicated lunch, or any lunch for that matter, seems far too daunting a task. But a woman must stay hydrated, so I have created lunch // read more

Be Obscure Clearly. Waitsburg, Washington

We'll travel great distances for the perfect meal. Or a well-crafted cocktail. We'll fight our way through intense traffic, traversing great distances, getting lost en route, all the while // read more

Summer Cocktails with Hibiscus Flowers. Queso Fundido & Grilled Marinated Chicken

Big glass jars and icy pitchers of agua de jamaica are a common site throughout Mexico. Classified under the agua fresca umbrella, this refreshing beverage is made from dried hibiscus // read more

Kick-Ass Chai Tea

Spring cleaning. My tiny kitchen is in dire need of a seasonal shakedown. The walls, the ceiling, the oversized platters and bowls, the whisks, the mashers, the tongs, anything hanging // read more

Watermelon Margaritas

Thirsty? The best way to make easy work of an oversized watermelon is to juice it. Cut off the peel of a seedless watermelon and whip the melon in a blender, until you have juice. There // read more

Mezcal and a Meal in Matatlan

Don Renaldo and the Guttierez family are Oaxacan artisan mezcal makers and gifted cooks. We dropped in one afternoon for a tasting and to partake in a special meal. Unfortunately, we missed // read more