I realize I am a bit late for Cinco de Mayo, however it's better to celebrate late than never... especially when that entails eating Mexican food. Also with the combination of warm weather and itching to travel again I'm definitely thinking about sunny vacations. Since time hasn't been on our side recently, we've been enjoying culinary vacations around different ethnic themes each weekend. Nothing beats a fresh colorful salsa and a chilled beverage to welcome the weather and reminisce.
The food we had in Mexico wasn't so great - except for the 'mangoritas'. Below is also one of my favorite photos of Stefan, which was taken during that trip. I believe we had just learned in addition to it being happy hour our 'buy one mangorita get one free' meant we received two each and an additional shot of tequila - Welcome to Mexico!
I love mangoes, so naturally any kind of food or drink that incorporates them is great in my book. I must admit on occasion I do cheat a little bit and buy the mango puree at the Indian grocery. It is easy to have on hand when mangoes aren't in season.
Another simple pleasure is the specialty lime margarita salt that I packed when I moved - what a blessing after weeks like this one. One of my best purchases yet in Germany is my tiny food processor that is used nonstop in the summer for drinks, salsas, and dips.