Anyone who knows me knows that I love to bake, try new recipes, and share my desserts with my friends and family. I am definitely more of a baker than a cook. I am more comfortable following a recipe to exact measurements and throwing it in the oven than preparing something on the stove. While I also love to cook, the idea of just tossing something together on the stove is just mind-boggling to me! The more I cook though, the more comfortable I am getting trying new things and getting creative in the kitchen.
This blog follows me and my excursions in the kitchen, whether it's baking or cooking. I share some of my favorite desserts, my favorite family recipes, recipes that I'm making, and new recipes. While I love making things in the kitchen, what I enjoy even more is to share food, recipes, and ideas.
The name of this blog, Tortillas and Honey, is both an homage to my grandmother and my homestate of New Mexico. I love my grandmother's home cooking and sometimes share my favorite recipes of hers here (homemade flour tortillas, grandma's famous fried potatoes, and biscochitos). Her recipes are also very New Mexican. You can read more about the story of my blog here. I am also very proud of New Mexico and its culture. I often try to promote my favorite things about New Mexico and what New Mexico offers-- like chile and other foods!
Some more tidbits about me: I was a picky eater growing up and didn't eat meat. I am going back to school after 7 years to get my Masters in Public Administration. I have a Bachelors in both English and Art History. Margaritas are my favorite drink (I've discovered cerveza-ritas recently that I fell in love with-- a margarita with a bottle of beer placed upside down in it... yum!). I come from a mixed family-- my dad's side is Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese and my mom's side is Hispanic. Michael Symon (he giggles!), Bobby Flay (he can make chile!), and Chuck Hughes (he's got food tattoos and an accent!) are my chef boyfriends. I live with my real boyfriend, Joseph (he keeps me humble), and his dog Fatty. I also love animals and once had the nickname of Elmyra-- for those of you who don't know who she is, check out this video. I love to travel and I also love photography. I pretend I'm good at taking photographs and using the manual functions irritate me the more I try to use them. I believe in volunteering and helping others, and I've been involved with several non-profits-- I wish that I have more time to devote to that. Lastly, one of my dreams is to see Stevie Wonder in concert.
I hope that you enjoy my blog and the foods and stories that I share with you! I love hearing from my readers. You can comment or send me an e-mail at email@example.com .