Corn Season

Corn season is upon us and there are many great ways to enjoy this fruit. (Garden Geek reminds us that if it has seeds it’s a fruit.) Mexican Corn Each region of Mexico prepares corn slightly differently. Down in Chiapas, street vendors served their roasted ears of corn with a paper packet of some spice blend that included salt and oregano. The paper was quarter sheets of old newspapers. Move to the opposite end of Mexico, to Chihuahua, and the roasted street corn on the cob comes with a wedge […]

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon meets the fruits and flavors of the Southwest in this refreshing summer soup. This melding of summer flavors started centuries ago when plants of the Old World and the New World melded in the Columbian Exchange.  And all this – just in time for Forth of July! Exchanging Plants We mentioned the Columbian Exchange in our post on Fennel & Strawberry Salad in June. Watermelon was another highly popular introduction to the Southwest, and various Native tribes quickly selected for plants that would grow well in their corner of […]