{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Jennifer Velasquez, Founder of The Salvaged Sawhorse

For the month of May, I interviewed Jennifer Velasquez, founder and illustrator behind The Salvaged Sawhorse, an online shop dedicated to self-care products for the heart and home. Jennifer is ...

Agua Fresca de Avena – Homemade Oat Milk with Dates, Vanilla, and Cinnamon

While oat milk is beginning to pick up steam in the American market, its counterpart, agua de avena has been enjoyed in Mexico for generations. There are many variations of this ...

Meal Prepping for Kids: Valentina’s Cinnamon Apple Sauce and Avena

A few weeks ago I posted a short video on my Instagram stories to share how I meal prep for Valentina before the start of each week. To my surprise, ...

{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Jennifer Velasquez, Founder of The Salvaged Sawhorse

For the month of May, I interviewed Jennifer Velasquez, founder and illustrator behind The Salvaged Sawhorse, an online shop dedicated to self-care products for the heart and home. Jennifer is on a mission to “create pieces that nudge you to check-in with your heart, remind you to feed your soul, and reconnect you with your power.” Her product line includes hand-painted affirmation cards, self-care activities, planners, and home decor. I hope you find this interview as inspiring as I did!

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Dressing Up Your Drinks: 16 Recipes and Ideas for Easy Rims and Garnishes

This week has been all about aguas frescas and to kick off your Memorial Day weekend festivities, I’ve put together a roundup of ways to dress up your drinks with fun garnishes and rims. Whether you’re serving aguas frescas or cocktails, you can bedazzle your bebidas with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. 

¡Salud!

Lola

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All About Aguas Frescas: Recipes, Natural Sweeteners, Equipment, and Virtual Workshop Video

¡Hola! If you missed Friday’s virtual aguas frescas workshop, now you can watch the video and learn to make three delicious aguas frescas from the comfort of your own cocina.

¡Salud!

Lola

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How to Press Edible Flowers in Seconds, with No Fancy Equipment

I recently tuned in to Chef Marcela’s virtual sugar cooking class, which I absolutely loved. The only part that made me a little nervous was pressing the edible flowers. By the time I saw her recipe, it was too late to order the flower press device she recommended, so I started looking up alternative methods. You can always press flowers in a book and wait a few days to use them, but I had a 24-hour turnaround, and the microwave method saved the day (and also saved me $50!). It was so easy, and everything I needed was already in my kitchen.

Enjoy,

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Lola’s Fancy Passion Fruit and Coconut Flan | Flan de Maracuyá y Coco

On Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day will be celebrated simultaneously in Mexico and the U.S. This doesn’t happen often, and I actually prefer when it falls on separate days because then I get showered with twice the love (and gifts!). Many of us aren’t able to celebrate with our madrecita for a number of reasons, but this is what I’d make for my mom if she were within driving distance. The fresh passion fruit and edible flowers take this flan over the top and make it feel extra special, like my own mother and so many of the inspiring women in my life.  

Enjoy and stay safe out there,

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