Mexican cuisine

Salsa verde made with unripe tomatoes instead of tomatillos

Salsa verde made with unripe tomatoes instead of tomatillos

One of the difficulties of experimenting new recipes or trying to replicate some of them is the lack of specific ingredients in the market here in Tirana. Anyway, so far it has not been that disturbing since I have found some good substitutes which have […]

Easy Peasy Homemade Quesadillas

Easy Peasy Homemade Quesadillas

Now that you’ve mastered the art of flour tortilla making ☺, you are ready to upgrade your skills and start making quesadillas. Quesadilla derives from Spanish word queso, meaning cheese, so literally quesadillas are cheese filled tortillas, baked in pan. You can add practically everything […]

How to dry corn husks for tamales

How to dry corn husks for tamales

Now it is corn season, and beside enjoying grilled or boiled corn, I have the opportunity to preserve the husks for tamales. Since in Tirana it is impossible to find dried corn husks, because no market sells them I have to dry my own corn husks, […]

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

I have made it clear almost in each post now that I love Mexican food, I simply adore it. In Tirana there two or three (maybe more) restaurants that serve Mexican food luckily, but I love to cook it myself. On my beginnings though, I had […]

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Last week, it was a shiny day, took out my camera to have it ready for pretty pictures and started to make Tacos. Everything went just perfect and the dinnet was ready in a snap… the photos were just great…..Yeah, sure, in another world maybe… Actually […]

Taco mix- Mexican spices

Taco mix- Mexican spices

This post is uploaded exclusively for the Mexican cuisine lovers out there 🙂 just like myself, I am sooo addicted to this kind of cuisine. 16 years ago, a cousin of mine gave to me a Betty Crocker Cookbook (Cooking basics) were  I was firstly introduced to Mexican Cooking. Most […]


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