After tasting the best tortilla soup of my life in Kino Bay, Mexico, I set out on a quest to duplicate. The recipe has been somewhat 'gringoized' however it's very close. The key is use the freshest ingredients as possible.
This recipe was passed down from my grandmother to my mother, and then me. From what I was told, it was something my grandmother made as an inexpensive treat for my mother and her 5 brother's and sisters.
Not expensive to make, but very, VERY good!!
I'm a real "foodie". I live in a small rural town west of Seattle Washington. I try to attend any and all food/wine classes or events I hear about. This photo is at our Washington State Seafood Cookoff, I didn't win, but it was lots of fun.
Thanks to my friend Lana who told me about this site so we could share recipes.
I am a self-taught cook, from the time I was 18 years old and married and had to learn fast. I found that it was relaxing and fun to cook for others. I especially like to entertain in a warm comfy way even if I'm doing gourmet fare. No snooty wine attitudes here! I started a club in my community a couple of years ago called "Epicureans at Large" and have made some dear friends through that.
I am interested in all things culinary.
About my cooking
I went to many classes and even taught a few in the past:
One on canning and one called Easy Gourmet, which were great fun.
I don't have time to do that any more, and entertaining is much harder now that I have some health issues, but I still go to classes; I don't think you ever stop learning. I learn from books, friends, TV, online sites, magazines, and sometimes just dumb luck!
Most of all, cooking is just pure joy for me.