Tunas: Cactus Fruit, the Prickly Pear

Tunas: Cactus Fruit, the Prickly Pear

It’s funny how we tend to assume everyone around us is familiar with the things we know. We become so comfortable and familiar with our surroundings that when we encounter someone new or expose something we’re very familiar with to another and they have no idea what we are talking […]

Nopales for cooking

Cooking with Nopales: An Acquired and Emotional Taste

Nopales con huevos.  Nopales with meat.  Nopales with chile.  Nopales by themselves.  At our house they were always a staple of our cuisine.  At least for my parents, they were a vital part of the Mexican diet.  If we didn’t have anything else to eat, a couple of nopales and […]