Mexican Hot Chocolate | Champurrado

champurrado_mexican-hot-chocolateWith a nippy chill in the air this is a perfect time to indulge in a cup of hot Champurrado. A traditional Mexican hot chocolate drink flavored with cinnamon and with a slight pudding-like texture from Masa Harina, the flour used for making corn tortillas. Continue reading

Resolutions and New Year 2017

food-photographs-0423Happy New Year everyone, wishing you health, peace and happiness for 2017 and look forward to your much appreciated visits and comments. This usually is the time of year we make resolutions and I for one, tend not to make them. However, since starting this food blog “food and tools” five years ago I’ve accumulated lots of “stuff.” Continue reading

Top your Lemon Possets with Oat Crumble and Fresh Thyme


At our cookbook book club last month it was all about canapés and nibbles. The lemon posset with thyme crumble was my contribution and although I’ve posted a recipe for a lemon and thyme posset some years back, this lemon posset is topped with a delicious crumble flavored with fresh thyme. Continue reading

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