I do love a good tequila and my favorite chaser to have with it is Sangrita. The first time I ever had it was in a little bar Puerto Vallarta and what is different about this recipe is that the base is clamato juice. Everyone has their own version of this Mexican favorite, here’s mine!



32 oz                        clamato juice

1 cup                        fresh orange juice

½                              cup fresh lime juice

8 dashes hot pepper sauce (recommend: Tabasco)

10 dashes               Worcestershire sauce

8 dashes                 Maggi

1/4 tsp                     freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp                     kosher salt

And if you are looking for something a little different for the perfect snack,  this is a real crowd pleaser

Queso Fundido With Chorizo, Jalapeño, and Cilantro

7oz                           dried chorizo, diced small

1                                jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped

2 Tbs                       chopped cilantro

2                               scallions finely chopped

¼ tsp                       salt

1 pound                  Monterey Jack cheese, grated

Tortilla chips, for serving – our favorite is Xochitl – very thin and crispy

Lime wedges for serving

Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes, drain off the fat.

In a medium bowl, mix the jalapeño, cilantro, scallions, and salt. Add the cheese and toss well.

Heat the broiler. Combine the chorizo and cheese mixture and pour into a shallow baking, gratin dish or small cast iron skillet. Broil until melted and bubbling, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with the chips and lime wedges on the side.

Sue Taggart

As a child growing up in Kent “The Garden of England”, I thought that every family grew their own vegetables. I would help my grandfather in the garden and loved pulling potatoes and carrots out of the soil. These early experiences have given me a great appreciation for where our food comes from and a discerning palette for fresh, seasonal produce. As an avid reader, writing and storytelling is a passion that has only deepened over the years together with a growing concern for the health of our oceans and planet. We are facing serious issues with climate change and the clock is ticking…so it’s up to all of us to nurture and protect our home planet.