cucumbers & limes.

an obsessive cook's exploration of time, place, food and nostalgia. Contact at minerva.orduno@gmail.com.
The Mexican ice shaver.  So simple, so very exciting. 

The Mexican ice shaver. So simple, so very exciting. 

#1 reason I would make a terrible communist: I go through at least 5 pounds of sugar a month.  Just by myself, and my baking, and cajeta experiments.  And as my mother says “American sugar just doesn’t make good caramel!”  My mother is always right.  And she knows it.

#1 reason I would make a terrible communist: I go through at least 5 pounds of sugar a month.  Just by myself, and my baking, and cajeta experiments.  And as my mother says “American sugar just doesn’t make good caramel!”  My mother is always right.  And she knows it.

This is what I wish I looked like most of the time.  Rosy of cheek and with brightly colored ribbons woven into my my pig tails.  
Mexican muñeca, acquired in Mexico City near the Zócalo, May 2005.  My own hair has lacked ribbons since 1989.

This is what I wish I looked like most of the time.  Rosy of cheek and with brightly colored ribbons woven into my my pig tails. 
Mexican muñeca, acquired in Mexico City near the Zócalo, May 2005.  My own hair has lacked ribbons since 1989.