Árbol de la Vida to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Every year I look forward to this season because I get to build my altar in celebration of Day of the Dead. As my altar comes to life with calaveras, ...

Marigold and Orange Blossom Sugar Cookies to Celebrate Day of the Dead

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves begin to change from vibrant greens to bold oranges, reds, and yellows and there’s a crisp chill in the air each ...

Keeping Traditions Alive: How to Make Pozole Verde

Ten years ago while living in San Diego I decided to create a Day of the Dead altar to honor the memory of my father’s passing in a more formal ...

Árbol de la Vida to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Every year I look forward to this season because I get to build my altar in celebration of Day of the Dead. As my altar comes to life with calaveras, food, and candles I take a moment to reflect upon the passage of time as well as the souls that have slipped away with it through the pictures that I display. Some bring a smile to my face while others evoke sadness thinking of the physical absence of those that I have loved deeply.

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Marigold and Orange Blossom Sugar Cookies to Celebrate Day of the Dead

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves begin to change from vibrant greens to bold oranges, reds, and yellows and there’s a crisp chill in the air each morning. The holidays are just around the corner and baking season has officially begun. While I’ve never been much of a baker, I have definitely channeled my inner panadera over the past year and am excited to share that this Día de los Muertos I’ve partnered with Crate and Barrel to create the sweetest of treats inspired by my favorite holiday. Read More…

Keeping Traditions Alive: How to Make Pozole Verde

Ten years ago while living in San Diego I decided to create a Day of the Dead altar to honor the memory of my father’s passing in a more formal way. Inspired by the lively celebrations in Old Town, I built my first ofrenda and invited some friends and family to join in on the festivities. They were tasked with bringing photos and mementos of their loved ones while I prepared one of my favorite Mexican dishes, pozole. Read More…

Spicy Golden Salsa

Most of us have heard of golden milk, but have you heard of golden salsa? I’m always experimenting with new salsas. Oftentimes, my best ideas come when I have guests coming over, or when I have an abundance of a particular vegetable or fruit . . . or when something is on the verge of going bad. This particular salsa was inspired by my harvest of gold cherry tomatoes. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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Lola’s Cocina Featured in New York Magazine!

Surprise! Valentina and I made our grand debut in New York Magazine where I had the opportunity to talk about the importance of my cultural heritage, how I manage being a mother and business owner, family traditions, and coffee cultura – all topics that are near and dear to my heart.

Enjoy,

Lola

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