It’s been a while since I’ve featured someone in The Guest Kitchen. I think you’ll find the wait has been well worthwhile! Meet Bettina (below, right) and Suzanne. These lovely ladies write the blog Loulies. If you’ve not yet visited their site, definitely check it out. They are my next guests and I think you’ll enjoy what they have to say.
If you’ve ever eaten what seems like a commonplace food, but found it completely new and slightly addictive, you will understand what happened to me one warm spring night as I was dining at this dreamy garden table (yes, half of it is outdoors and the other half indoors!).
Way back in the fall, I purchased seats at this table at my son’s school auction. I figured it would be a fun dinner and a chance to have uninterrupted adult conversations with the fascinating people I see on the playground every day (but never get to say much more than a ‘hello’ to as we all skitter off to our jobs and daily activities at the sound of the bell). What I did not know was that the food, prepared by Loulies, would be beyond satisfying and memorable, or that the warm, handmade corn tortillas would steal the show.
Suzanne graciously agreed to walk me though making them. She brought over her tortilla press, some masa harina and wax paper. That was it! Having run out of cabinet space (as the proud owner of a juicer, two food processors – one large, one small, a Vitamix blender, a hand blender, popsicle molds, an electric ice cream freezer…you get the point), I was pleased to find out that you don’t actually need any special equipment other than a big dinner plate to make your own delicious homemade tortillas. You will not want to buy the store bought variety again after you’ve had these. Trust me here, people.
Enjoy the interview with Bettina and Suzanne and I hope you’ll consider making your own tortillas soon! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Until next week…