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Kumquat and Carrot Agua Fresca

¡Buenos días! As your Easter preparations are underway, I’d like to share a refreshing recipe that will give you just the right boost of vitamins A and C. This kid-friendly agua fresca is sure to delight the little ones and the Easter bunny. As for the adults, just add a splash of vodka or tequila to take the edge off before the holiday madness. Consider this your liquid chill pill. Read More…

Holy Moly! Malteada de Mole

¡Hola! It’s been a crazy week in Lola’s Cocina since returning from a whirlwind trip to New Orleans where we celebrated my mom’s birthday. It seems like we got home, had just enough time to wash our chones, and now we’re already packing for another trip to the east coast. With all of this travel, I’m always looking for quick meal ideas and recently I’ve been on a breakfast smoothie kick. Read More…

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…