Cantaloupe Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Melón

Growing up in California, we always had an abundance of fruit trees in our backyard so drinking fresh juices was the norm for us. Perhaps this is why I have ...

Weekend Brunch Inspiration: Huevos Enmolados

If your mother is anything like mine, she might remind you of Guelaguetza’s Mole Rojo: sweet, a bit spicy, and definitely complex (in a good way). It’s this flavor combination ...

Lake Pátzcuaro’s Paloma

In honor of #MargaritaWeek, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe that my father introduced me to on one of many family trips to Mexico. It was on a day ...

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Melón

Growing up in California, we always had an abundance of fruit trees in our backyard so drinking fresh juices was the norm for us. Perhaps this is why I have always loved the variety of aguas frescas available in Mexican restaurants and mercados. My parents weren’t really ones to serve us store-bought juices and now I’m the same way. Luckily for Amado, aguas frescas happen to be one of my specialties. Read More…

Weekend Brunch Inspiration: Huevos Enmolados

If your mother is anything like mine, she might remind you of Guelaguetza’s Mole Rojo: sweet, a bit spicy, and definitely complex (in a good way). It’s this flavor combination that inspired me to create a Mother’s Day brunch recipe that captures the essence of my own mamá. Read More…

Lake Pátzcuaro’s Paloma

In honor of #MargaritaWeek, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe that my father introduced me to on one of many family trips to Mexico. It was on a day trip to Lake Páztcuaro, Michoacán — a two-hour drive from my father’s hometown of Acámbaro, Guanajuato — that I first encountered the Paloma. As a child I used to relish watching the señoras in Pátzcuaro prepare this colorful cocktail. Read More…

{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Ariadna Vásquez, Co-Founder of Oaxaca’s Central de Diseño and Almacén Mexicano

Ariadna Vásquez is as unique as her name and it is only fitting that she is from one of Mexico’s cultural jewels, as she is a gem herself. I had the pleasure of meeting Ari in 2012 while conducting my graduate research in Oaxaca. As fate would have it, our paths crossed and we connected immediately. We both love Mexican culture and food and enjoy chatting about all of our crazy business ideas. Read More…

{SAVE THE DATES} #PaletaWeek 2017: 6/21 to 6/25

Last year, I launched the first-ever #PaletaWeek, which kicked off the first day of summer and featured a roundup of one of Mexico’s sweetest treats: paletas (popsicles)! Twenty-five bloggers contributed over 35 popsicle recipes with a Mexican twist. There were daily paleta-inspired giveaways that included everything from my favorite paleta molds to books, Paletero Cart air fresheners, and handmade paleta cookies and cards. Get ready, because this year it’s going to be even more fun! Save the dates: #PaletaWeek 2017 – June 21 to June 25. In the meantime, stay tuned for Hola Jalapeño’s upcoming Margarita Week from this Friday, April 28 to May 5. Read More…