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Prickly Pear Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Tuna

Agua fresca de tuna | prickly pear agua fresca

I’ve loved prickly pears ever since I was a little girl. In Mexico, they’re called tunas (not to be confused with tuna fish — that’s atún in Spanish) and are often served whole, in a cup, topped with chile salt and lime juice as a snack. If you’ve never tasted a prickly pear, it tastes like a cross between a cucumber and a cantaloupe. The red and green varieties are fairly easy to find in the U.S. if you have a good Mexican or Asian grocery store nearby.

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{TRES DEL MES} 3 Strawberry Recipes to Sweeten Your Valentine’s Day

Fresh California Strawberries from Fresalva Berry, LLC

If you’re still stumped on what to do or make for Valentine’s Day, nothing says te amo like homemade treats — especially ones made with strawberries. Here are some ideas to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day and butter up your sweetie or enjoy with your amigos. Read More…

Homemade Hibiscus Syrup

1-hibiscus-syrup-lolas-cocinaJanuary has been a month of birthday celebrations and it concludes with mine on the 29th and Amado’s on the 30th. I hosted a brunch for Amado on Saturday and wanted it to be an adult-friendly affair so we set up a waffle and bionico (Mexican fruit salad) bar for the niños and a taco bar for their parents. What did we drink, you ask? Flavored milks and agua fresca for the kids and the 21 and over crew sipped on hibiscus mimosas. Read More…

Mezcal Mule


Today is the U.S. Presidential Inauguration and whether you are raising your glass in celebration or need a little something to drown your sorrows, I have a remedy, I mean recipe for you. Read More…

{TRES DEL MES} Green, White, and Red Recipes to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day


September 16 marks a special day in Mexican history. On this day in 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo – known as the father of Mexican independence – launched the revolution that led to Spain’s departure from Mexico.

Several years ago I found myself in the small town of Dolores Hidalgo, where the revolution kicked off, for El Grito de Independencia. The national holiday is marked with music and festivities. Of course the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a spread of great food matching the country’s flag colors: verde, blanco, y rojo. Here are a few of my favorite recipes to help you celebrate Mexican Independence Day with sabor. ¡Viva México! Read More…

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