Achiote-Orange Carnitas Recipe

The alternate title for this post should be “The Snake, The Cat and the Visit to the ER or How I Missed Cinco de Mayo.”  I was really looking forward to developing a new recipe for the holiday, which commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French at The Battle of Puebla in 1862.  Cinco de Mayo has become more of a holiday in the United States than in Mexico.  It’s a big deal in the state of Puebla, but not so much in other areas of Mexico.  Here in Southern California it is huge, primarily because everyone likes to go out and throw back a few margaritas and feast on ...more

I am going to try it this weekend. The weather is still so cool and rainy in VT, that ...more