a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin
Add salsa, lettuce, and
avocado slices to top these tacos off.
small shop selling groceries, especially in a Hispanic area
bodega, too, is where people come together.
a flour tortilla folded around a filling
A deep-fried bean
, the bufriedo proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that frying always improves a food.Looking for Alaska
a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or pool
You begin swiping through her sunshiny mementos — palm tree,
cabana, palm tree, palm tree — when, suddenly, blammo: there’s your friend in her starkers.
any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch
very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
Customers can request add-ons like egg, pork, roast tomato and
chile garlic oil.
a ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking
Its campus has a theater with computerized lighting, “green” science labs and a menu offering
chipotle lime tilapia and roasted herb chicken.
a food made from roasted ground cacao beans
I wanted him to stay right where he was, in the inn, drinking hot
chocolate while his horse got watered and fed in the stables.
a roll of tobacco for smoking
“According to the story, he lit a
cigar and used the same match to light the stamp and burn it,” Mr. Redden said.
powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed
Salsa, chili powder, and even a bit of unsweetened
cocoa add a smoky flavor to the rich pork.
First the Incas, then the
Conquistadores, working the Indians till they dropped.
a pen for cattle
Silver also expressed confidence that he’d
corral the necessary votes to force Sterling to sell.
a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
a cocktail made with rum and lime or lemon juice
I ordered an Airmail, a sort of fat, swaggering
daiquiri made with honey and sparkling wine.
a bold outlaw
Cormac McCarthy chronicles a father and son attempting to survive among
in the ashen ruins of modern society.Salon (Apr 13, 2014)
a public celebration or party
These emerge with great fanfare during the annual Santa Fe
a dip made of mashed avocado
He adds toasted cumin seeds, which he refers to as “Indian bacon bits,” to his chunky
the main house on a ranch or large estate
an informal term for a youth or man
He wrote a story about 'n
called Jones, Specimen Jones, that makes me sore from laughin' every time I read it.Titus, Harold
a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds
Distributed generation could provide electricity to local areas even after a
hurricane or other natural disaster.
without means, right, or desire to be in contact with others
Then he was held
incommunicado for 81 days in 2011, and, since his release, he has been prohibited from traveling beyond Beijing.
large tropical American arboreal lizard with a spiny crest
The population densities of their prey — rodents, howler monkeys,
iguanas and leaf-cutter ants — boomed to 10–100 times those on the mainland.
a long noosed rope used to catch animals
A maths equation for a spinning
lasso stunt performed by cowboys and cowgirls has been unravelled.
informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
Loco," or crazy, he sat back in a chair and listened to an interpreter through earphones.
used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
“There is even this
macho sense of getting back on their horse,” he added.
flat tableland with steep edges
We visited a pueblo called Sky City on a
mesa hundreds of feet above the desert.
any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
I’d like us to be together, as a family, under the stars, with the
mesquite flaming and popping.
spicy sauce often containing chocolate
Puebla gets credit for the invention of
mole sauce — that would be
a tortilla chip topped with cheese and chili-pepper and broiled
“Because misery loves company, and
nachos. And margaritas.”
usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
An even more appealing feature was the private
patio with ocean views.
a petty misdeed
Political books can be hot property in the publishing world, with all that juicy gossip about power struggles and personal
a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head
The sun beat down; we slathered on bug repellent or, alternatively, pulled on
ponchos during sudden rainstorms.
a tortilla that is filled with cheese and heated
quesadillas, flipping halfway through, until they are spotty brown and crisp on both sides.
farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
In later life he retired to his
ranch in Solvang, California, where he died on Friday.
someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
Among their number are a competing pair of bounty hunters, a
renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner.
an exhibition of cowboy skills
Ronny, once a dashing young
rodeo rider now badly brain-damaged, still looks to the others like his old self sometimes.
extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit
The spa has its own saltwater infinity pool surrounded by canopied sun beds and tall, multiarmed
spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods
She is a big fan of taco trucks and loves
salsa, the spicier the better.
a nap in the early afternoon
Siestas are incompatible with the assembly line or the all-night box store.
a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim
Here’s an equally memorable line from the newly surfaced Target document about how to get along with Hispanics: “Not everyone wears a
a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling
Add salsa, lettuce, and avocado slices to top these
corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed
granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
“He was a little into the
tequila,” Wynn said of Clooney during a reportedly heated exchange the two had recently during a group dinner.
a diacritical mark placed over the letter n in Spanish
In an earlier time, when baseball was not yet comfortable with Latino players, he made sure to give Minnie Miñoso his
.New York Times (Jul 11, 2010)
Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
a violently destructive windstorm occurring over land
Tornadoes and other severe weather on Monday resulted in 14 deaths in the state, the agency said.
thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
a flat tortilla with various fillings piled on it
Regardless, though, I know I’ll be coming back, if only for the Panorama Café
tostada lunch special.
"Up stakes and
!" shouted one of the men, who had been living on a ranch.Webster, Frank V.
any of numerous climbing plants having fleshy leaves
Preachy and pretty, “Heaven” is a classy-looking product with a
vanilla flavor and a pastel palette.
a person who takes the law into his own hands
Mexico this week plans to begin to disarm the
vigilantes and restore state authority.