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Ricardo Soltero’s La Calavera Catrina Exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens

Last week Amado and I went on a fun little treasure hunt at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We were in search of Ricardo Soltero’s iconic skeleton sculptures known as La Catrina. Smiling skull figures on our maps identified eight locations throughout the gardens where we could see the elegant female figures and we had a wonderful time exploring the fall flora and fauna in pursuit of the Catrinas. Each one of Ricardo’s larger-than-life Catrinas is inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons. The sculptures in La Calavera Catrina are currently on display now through November 5, 2017. Read More…

A Feast for the Souls at Denver Botanic Gardens

The scents, tastes, and sounds of Lola’s Cocina were in full bloom at my Feast for the Souls cooking class held at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The spirits were summoned with a Día de los Muertos themed menu as well as an altar honoring the dead. The whole affair was to die for, to say the least!
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Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream to Die For

National Chocolate Day is observed on October 28 and celebrates all things chocolate. Cacao, which has been cultivated for at last three thousand years, is grown in Mexico and other parts of the world and is the key ingredient in America’s favorite flavor: chocolate. Read More…

40 Lively Recipes to Celebrate Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos | Lola's Cocina

Día de los Muertos is a colorful celebration of life and like most Mexican holidays it includes a festive spread of food and drinks. To celebrate, I’ve put together a collection of recipes from a few of my favorite bloggers — some are time-honored and traditional while others are contemporary interpretations of classic recipes. Needless to say, there’s a little something for everyone to join in on the fun this Day of the Dead.
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Exciting News: Lola’s Mercadito is Open for Business + Giveaways

Lola's Mercadito | #lolasmercadito |

2016 has been quite a year for Lola’s Cocina. As my three-year blog anniversary approaches I’d like to share some exciting news. First and foremost, I’ve finally launched my line of specialty food products and online store! That’s right, Lola’s Mercadito is just a mouse click away.


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