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.
Sometimes, 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.
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.
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.
When 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.
If 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.