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Camille Can Cook


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It's that time again... COCKTAIL TIME!


The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow, so today I present you with two takes on the classic Mint Julep... but there's a twist!


In honor of Mother's Day on Sunday, the first of these juleps is a little more grown up and feminine. I call that one the Kentucky Peach Julep.


The second julep I have for you is in honor of Cinco De Mayo (which was yesterday), my dad's birthday (which is today), and the Kentucky Derby (which is tomorrow). I call it the MexiCali Chrome. This julep's secret weapon ingredient is also one of my dad's favorites- Mezcal.


If you don't already know, the Mint Julep is the official drink...


Since my Serrano Pico De Gallo seemed to be an instant favorite with all of you other lovely home cooks out there, I thought I’d share another one of my salsa favorites- Charred Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa Verde.


Not to toot my own horn, but this salsa is so damn good. Browning the tomatillos, onion, and lime brings it to a whole new level of deliciousness and gives the salsa some extra oomph. It’s also pretty easy to make. The key, however, is using a blender.


Let’s get started!



What you’ll need: 3 medium/large tomatillos, 1 whole large serrano chili, 1 small yellow onion, 2 limes, 1 ripe avocado, and 1 tsp kosher salt. You’ll also...


 Mexican food.


As a native Los Angeleno, I’ve been eating all types of Mexican food since I was a kid. I really enjoy cooking Mexican food too. I like to make mole, enchiladas, carnitas, carne asada, tacos, chilaquiles, and tres leches cake, so you can expect to see those recipes here eventually… but before we get into all those fancy dishes, I thought we should start with the simplest of recipes- Pico de gallo. It’s easy, tasty, and goes well on top of nearly everything (except maybe chocolate cake, but I haven’t tried that, so for all I know it could actually work).


Since we like it a little spicy, Asher and I add serrano chilis to our pico de gallo...

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