Wheat free Mexican Recipe

For what ever reason I fancied a mexican tonight for tea, I have not really tried Mexican food, but  wanted something different for tea. After surfing the net looking at recipes etc. I decided on making tortillas with maize flour, using turkey as the meat and bought a sachet of tex- mex spices, all set to go.

Tortillas

1 cup of maize flour

1/2 cup of water

salt

Method-

1. Pour the water into the flour and salt slowly, till you form a consistency that resembles play dough.

2. Divide into small balls, place between two sheets of grease proof paper, and roll out until quite thin.

3. Stack between grease-proof sheets until ready to cook.

4. Cook on hot griddle for about 3 mins each side.

5. Keep warm under cloth.

Filling

Minced Turkey, Chicken or Beef

sachet tex-mex mix

tomatoes

sliced onions

lettuce

smoked cheese

glass of water

Method

1. Heat oil in pan and brown meat-

2. add sachet of tex-mex, then glass of water.

3. Bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 mins, sauce should be thicker now.

My tortillas were quite crisp so hard to make a wrap, I had them on the side.

Place lettuce on plate top with meat,  tomatoes, onions then cheese.

Will definitely try this again but will make my own sauce next time.

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home made tortillas.

Nature Diary – Flowers – Thorn Apple

A few months ago in I mentioned wanting to start a diary about nature well this is my first entry.

Thorn Apples are also called Datura or in spanish Hieba del Diablo translated means Herb of the devil. They are poisonous and related to deadly nightshade.

Although poisonous they are very pretty, and found in waste ground in Tenerife.

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Thorn Apple growing at side of road.

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spiky seed pods

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close up of seed pod

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very alien-ish inside pod.