The Best Most Versatile Garlic Recipe EVER!
My husband and I love really great authentic mexican food. It all started when we moved to Texas.
In Michigan, where I grew up, the selection of fruits and vegetables were limited and we certainly didn’t have cactus leaves or cow heads in the grocery store! Yes, the first time I saw frozen cow heads I screamed!
Not just a little gasp . . . I screamed AND ran! The staff had a huge laugh about a “gringo” shopping in their store–but were always very helpful despite my broken Spanish.
Mexican Cooking Classes
Very close to our home was a Whole Foods store that had cooking classes each week. I never intended to go to any of these classes but one night . . . I stopped to watch the demonstration. It was fascinating. The Whole Foods Chef made cooking authentic Mexican food seem easy . . . and it was–IF you had the correct ingredients. My best friend and co-worker Paula took me to stores that I would have never ventured into by myself. With her help I bought lime presses, a tortilla press, a terra cotta tortilla warmer and lots and lots of candles that had Jesus, Mary and almost every saint I could think of. For two years I went every couple of weeks to the Whole Foods to learn more and more.
I highly recommend taking free cooking classes or demonstrations–it is a great way to learn something new without a huge time or money investment.
I love this flavored oil. I use a little with pasta and veggies or with rice and more lime (I love limes!). My husband cooks up a batch once a month for me and I feel blessed each time I use it. It is like his gift to me. Awwwwwhhh. (Garlic is my love language!)