© Daniel Wheeler, 2009

Puebla style apple and blueberry marmalade: Mermelada de manzana y mora azul

This is a classic apple and blueberry marmalade recipe from the Sierra Norte, adapted from Patricia Quintana’s Cocina de los Angeles. Blueberries are nearly as abundant as apples in the Sierra of Puebla, and the two make a wonderful combination. Ingredients 3 pounds blueberries 2 pounds apples, peeled and grated Sugar as necessary 2 2-inch pieces […]

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Mexican guavas go well with pork © Sergio Wheeler, 2011

Mexican pork tenderloins with guavas

Mexican pork tenderloins with guavas: Escalopas de cerdo con guayabas The Mexicans, like the Chinese, have created some wonderful dishes combining pork with fruit. Pork tenderloins with guavas is an example of the inventiveness of nouvelle Mexican cuisine. Escalopas de cerdo con guayabas have the same sweet-and-sour tanginess of many oriental dishes. The seeds of the guava […]

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Cold watermelon and tomato soup: Sopa fria de sandia y jitomate

Tomatoes and watermelon are an unexpected combination here, and one that does not require you to go anywhere near the stove. A sprig of fresh mint (hierba buena) is a nice garnish. 1 pound ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded, cut into chunks 1 small, ripe watermelon, rind and seeds removed, cut into chunks ¾ cup […]

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Pomegranate champagne cocktail: Coctel de champaña y granada

When we lived in Oaxaca, we had neighbors with a pomegranate tree that seemed to bear fruit much longer than in other places. In Puebla, the pomegranate season is late summer, after which pomegranates disappear until December, when California imports are sold in the supermarkets, as they are north of the border. Bottled pomegranate juice […]

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Mexican apricot jalapeño jelly: Jalea de chabacano y jalapeno

An unlikely combination? You be the judge, as you liven up your morning toast, or spread this Mexican apricot jalapeño jelly on cream cheese with crackers. Ingredients 5 cups peeled, chopped apricots 2 stemmed, seeded, chopped jalapeños 1 ½ cups water 1/3 cup lemon juice 6 cups sugar 2 (3 ounce) envelopes liquid pectin Combine […]

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