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No red dye #, what was it?

August 8, 2015

 We loved the Big Market in Mexico (Saint Benito) with all the vegetables, and the meat hanging from the ceiling. This did gross me out a bit, when Chuck slipped and I looked down and saw what it was he slipped on. Blood and stuff. Lets move on, I said, fast! When we got to the spices we knew it was the Annatto, it's so red and it was in a baggie. First time we saw Annatto was in Belize at a farm growing the trees. It's the red seeds that are used for the paste.

 

 

The Annatto or Achiote is on the Chicken and then on the BBQ. We wish we would have bought more in Mexico. It just has a better spreading consistence then the store bought kind. Chuck added lime juice,salt, and pepper to the paste and it spread very easily. Try it!   That's baby roasted potatoes, love that cast iron pan. 

 

 

Now the Jamaica or Hibiscus tea, looks like a red potpourri, it's so pretty. I just boil 5 Cups of water, right when it starts to boil I add 1/2 Cup flowers and 1/3 Cup sugar. Turn off the heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Strain into a pitcher add more water or sugar until it tastes right to you. So good and refreshing and a bit tangy.                     

 

 

 I only have one Mexico find left to show you. The pumpkin seed paste. 

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