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Fresas Borrachas: Boozy Strawberry Shots

¡Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad! Can you believe it’s already Valentine’s Day? It feels like only yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and now we’re halfway through February. If time got the best of you and you aren’t fully prepared for Valentine’s Day, here’s a recipe that requires no cooking and very minimal prep work. It’s one that you can enjoy with an amigo, amor, or amante. ¡Salud! Read More…

Hibiscus Sangria Recipe + Holiday Madness

Last week Amado and I arrived in California and since stepping off of the plane, we’ve been on the go every day. Aside from visiting with family and friends, I set my 2018 intentions at the Super Mamas Vision Board Posada, made over 350 tamales at our annual tamalada, and had the opportunity to meet amazing Latino small business owners at Molcajete Dominguero. I even managed to teach a cooking class and sneak in a quick trip to Tijuana for some tacos and shopping (you can hear more about our Tijuana trip on the most recent episode of Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet podcast). Whew – I’m exhausted just thinking about everything we’ve done this week. Read More…

Cucumber and Chayote Agua Fresca

Amado and I recently returned from our summer travel adventures in Mexico. In a little over a month, we visited Mexico City, Valle de Bravo, Peña de Bernal, and Tequisquiapan. We ended our trip in Oaxaca where Amado attended school while I visited nearby pueblos to shop for Lola’s Mercadito. I’ll be sharing more on my trip in the coming weeks, but for now I have a delightful new recipe for you. Read More…

Pineapple and Blueberry Agua Fresca

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

I’ve been experimenting with agua fresca flavor combinations since the first day of spring and recently discovered a lovely one that blends Dole Pineapple Tidbits and fresh blueberries for a tasty treat that’s perfect for the warm days ahead. No need to sharpen your Ginsu knife for this one because there’s absolutely no chopping involved. All you need are three simple ingredients and three minutes to blend up this refreshing concoction. Serve chilled over ice and your friends and family will surely be asking for another swig. Read More…

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…