Simple method for drying almost any herb

Most of my posts concern traveling or my writing, but I’ll post anything that interests me. If anyone else finds them interesting, well, that’s a bonus. Today’s post falls into the “anything” category. 😀

Preparing hierbabuena (mint) for drying. I dry all of my herbs. I put the leaves on the pans, set them on my patio. By the next afternoon I have dried herbs to enjoy for months.

Royal India – Mexico City (Polanco)

This upscale Indian restaurant in the equally upscale Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City delivers high-quality food that matches its high prices.

I ordered chicken tikka masala, but was given something that didn’t look like it. Six spicy pieces of chicken breast tasted great so I didn’t care if I received the wrong order. I also ordered steamed rice.

I apologize for featuring the rice over the chicken. A professional photographer I am not. And the next one is worse. You can barely see what my friend ordered. 🤣

She ordered pescado madras. It surpassed my chicken in flavor. I’d say it was the best Indian dish I’ve ever tasted.

The naan, torn into pieces served as mini-tortillas for tacos de pescado madras.

We weren’t terribly hungry. That’s why we just ordered the two main dishes, rice and naan. They totaled almost $700mxn. With tip, close to $800mxn. That’s $40usd without drinks.

My next goal is to find an Indian restaurant in the city which tastes good at a much lower price. Atmosphere and location are not important to me and not worth paying extra for.

The Best Burger Mx – Mexico City

The name of the restaurant dares you to eat one of their burgers, making you wonder just how good they are. Good marketing and it drew me in.

https://youtu.be/j0ZOhwdJKG4

Even if this burger tasted better than any burger I’ve eaten, it still couldn’t qualify for “best burger.”

The bun lacks the necessary texture and taste. The bun often makes the burger.

200g of meat (cooked to medium which is excellent) and good quality fries for 110 pesos ($5.50) means you’ll receive a good burger there. Just not the best.

La Balance Valle – Mexico City

La Balance Valle is a bakery where you can find pastries and cakes. Everything looks delicious but I have bought the same item on each of my three visits. I suppose a professional food reviewer would try an assortment.

https://youtu.be/XT0jZyZJxIQ

The bakery is located in Colonia del Valle, one of my favorite areas in Mexico City.

La Balance Valle
55 5559 6781
https://maps.app.goo.gl/A9gV1uv31b7vUP3D8

Prison Hill Brewing Company – Yuma, AZ

I had lunch here because I liked the name of the restaurant.

Fish & chips
Raspberry Berliner Weisse

They use tilapia. I’ve always thought the best fish for F&C was cod. And what’s fish and chips without vinegar? So, no cod and no vinegar = a so-so plate.

The beer disappointed me, too. Probably because it tasted too fruity, had only 3.8% ABV and the snifter. This is beer, not brandy.

$25 for a 3-star meal. Ouch!

The highlight of the meal? The server. She excelled.