*Full disclosure* David Leite is a dear friend of mine and of Food Bloggers of Canada. He was the keynote speaker at our very first FBC conference back in 2013. Amidst a freak ice storm in April, he was the consummate professional. He warmed us all with his grace, humour and was forever declared an honourary Canadian.
This cocktail, which we refer to as “Amante,” borrows elements from two great classics: a sugary rim from the sidecar and tequila from the margarita. Deliciously tart rhubarb and sweet orange juice stand in for limes. We stash the glasses in the freezer for a while so they get frosty. They won’t stay that way for very long once you take them out, but they look so beautiful and appealing while they do. Rhubarb is known and relied on for its purgative powers—it’s a natural spring tonic.
Beef tostadas may be the sleeper hit of summer. Just slowly simmer some beef with ancho chiles and then pile the tender awesomeness atop crisped tortillas along with some black beans and homemade hot sauce. Tasting is believing. These beef tostadas are described, rather loftily, by the author as “dream-worthy.” We’re not about to argue with that. Heaps of tender, slow-cooked, shredded beef imbued with ancho top crisped tortillas and are smothered by black beans, pickled red onions, and hot sauce.
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