The RV Chronicles — Chile de Arbol Salsa and going worldwide

Chile de Arbol Salsa —

The most important observance of this budding year is upon us.  It’s a celebration worthy of pomp, fanfare and a slew of culinary fireworks. Figuratively and literally. This Saturday, Jan. 16, is International Hot & Spicy Foods Day. Yes, international as in worldwide. Global.  If you’re neither a hot nor spicy food person, you might […]

The Unorthodox Epicure — Fresh Mexican Salsa

Fresh Mexican Salsa — This is the version that every restaurant wishes it could serve. It's wonderful as a chip dipper or a topper.

I still remember the first salsa (or hot sauce, as we call it around here) that I ever had. The brand was Albert’s. It is a semi-chunky garlicky concoction that works just as well over enchiladas and tacos as it does chip dip. Then there was the version served at the now almost-defunct El Chico […]

Confession No. 92 — My new hidden addiction? (Recipe: Queso Fundido w/ Salsa Quemada)

Queso Fundido w/ Salsa Quemado is gooey molten goodness.

I‘m a channel flipper. My propensity has introduced me on the radio to everything from XXX-rated talk shows (no kidding) to relatively unknown music from Clem Snide, Seasick Steve and Ray LaMontagne, among others. Flipping through TV broadcasts lately has led me to beautiful places that I never knew existed, docu-dramas about misbehaving felines and […]