Cinco de Mayo: tacos in mini cups

mtc1The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French troops in at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5th 1862.

Since I am (partly) French, is that OK for me to “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo? Or at least make a post about it? Because I had been feeling like making a Mexican lunch for a while, and with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner … well, I figured it would be a great moment to do that.

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Wonton Soup

wntnsp5Sometimes, I throw myself cooking challenges. Sometimes it works, other times not so much.

My last, half self-thrown challenge was to make wontons. Because buying frozen ones is too easy – why make things simple? I’m exaggerating. In reality, the filling is quite easy to do. It’s the “sealing” part I had a difficult time with.

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Roger Mooking’s fresh tomato galette

RMTTart1Are you on Instagram? I am. And it will come as no surprise to you that, just like my Pinterest feed, it is full of food pictures.

One picture that recently caught my eye was one posted by Canadian chef and recording artist Roger Mooking, whom I first heard of from watching Chopped Canada.

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Trahanoto with courgettes and ricotta

It happens to the best of us. You’re roaming the aisles of the supermarket, wondering what you’ll make for dinner/Sunday lunch and you’re stumped. You want to do something different, for once, but inspiration is short-handed.

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Pan-seared salmon with brown butter lime sauce and roasted asparagus

Pssbblsra4When I was a kid, Saturday was fish day. My parents would come pick us up from school at 11.30am, we’d have lunch and then, most of the time, head over to Normandy to visit my grandmother. While Mama and Papa were at the supermarket to fill Mamie’s fridge for the week, my sister and I would do what we couldn’t do the rest of the week: watch TV for hours while stuffing ourselves with cookies and chocolate.

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Ireland: Beef & Guinness stew

Stew3If you like cooking and/or you’re following cooking sites/blogs/pages, then you certainly have noticed the flood of shamrock, chocolate and rainbow-coloured foods, with the occasional pot of gold thrown in (leprechaun is optional). That is because March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day (or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint.

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