June; A Month of Mexican Munchies!

rkosick's photostreamRecently at the MAC here in Birmingham, I met the owner of Lewis’s, deli/shop in Moseley. A really nice guy, and quite passionate about bringing the taste of authentic Mexican food to Birmingham. It is true that good Mexican food is hard to find in England…without a proper recommendation/search. I have found a few in London; Chilango, Tortilla, and Wahaca. The thing that I love most about Mexican food is that it is simple and fresh…and despite the meat/cheese layered versions of today, it was traditionally quite vegetarian.

I was pleased to see that Lewis was being supplied by Cool Chile who are an amazing importer of quality Mexican food products and supplies. I love them because they are a  small operation and their products are amazingly fresh and tasty. I encountered them first when I used to frequent Borough Market when living on a barge near Tower Bridge.  They make their corn tortillas in house and you can get them in bulk in three different sizes.Traditional corn tortillas are wheat and gluten free! WIN!

So in the next month, I hope to fill your head/ and tummies with fresh and easy Mexican inspired recipes that you can make at home. Some of the ingredients we’ll be using will be avocados, tomatoes, onion, limes, serrano chiles or jalepenos, garlic, fresh coriander, oregano, paprika, cumin, corn tortillas, masa flour, quick cook polenta and eggs.  Hope you enjoy and don’t hesitate to contact me if you need the recipe modified for other dietary requirements. When possible, I’ll be happy to post a modified version. x

all photos used in this blog are sourced from flickr and licensed through Creative Commons. To find out more info about the photographer and enjoy more of their photos, please click on the picture itself and you will be taken to their flickr page! Enjoy!

CATEGORIES : cuisine, Mexican Mayhem Month, Recipes/ AUTHOR : Lo.

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American born Lobelia isn’t just your typical singer-songwriter. A multi-instrumentalist who worked as a studio musician for 10+ years, she has won multiple awards for her songwriting, has been featured in Billboard Magazine, and was one of the original Women of MP3.COM in the early days of the Internet. Now living in the UK after a 7 year stint in Montreal, she hosts several acclaimed songwriter nights at Tower of Song, Birmingham’s best small music venue. An advocate for sustainable touring, she travels the world performing at house concerts and small venues.