Braised Pork Shoulder

I usually cook the pork shoulder whole, but this time I decided to try something different.  Ferdinand and I were shopping and he spotted pork shoulder for $1.29/lb.  That’s a pretty good price and I am trying to encourage him to eat – anything.  I like to make a marinade paste and stuff it into…

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh sauce or salsa that comes from Mexico.  It can also be called salsa fresca or salsa mexicana.  It is typically made with chopped tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos or serranos.  Sometimes it contains lime juice or cider vinegar, cilantro, cucumber, radish, or fresh fruit like mango.  This version comes from Pati…