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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.

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Fiesta and Fun: Bedazzling Your Easter Huevos

¡Hola! Today I’m back with a fun Easter craft that is perfect for kids and adults. Even if you’re not crafty (I’m not!), you can decorate adorable eggs with any theme your heart desires. As you may have guessed, mine happen to be inspired by Mexico and the work of some of my favorite female creators.

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Cocina Tips and Remedios Caseros (Mexican Home Remedies)

One of my favorite things to do – aside from learn and share new recipes – is learn useful kitchen tips, cooking tricks, and remedios caseros (natural home remedies). When my friend Patrick from Mexican Please reached out to me for kitchen tips or cooking tricks to share on his Food Bloggers Ultimate Kitchen Tips and Cooking Tricks guide, it immediately brought back a flood of childhood memories surrounding remedios caseros. Read More…

Homemade Chipotle-Orange Salt

Margarita Week is just around the corner and I’ve been experimenting with some fun infused salts because let’s face it, what’s a ‘rita without that salty rim? Stay tuned for a fun Cali-Mex inspired margarita recipe and for some other delicious recipes my friend Kate will be sharing on her blog, ¡Hola! Jalapeño from April 28 – May 5. For now, sprinkle this sassy salt on your fruits and veggies for a hint of smoke and spice — I love it on cucumbers, jicama, and oranges!
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Homemade Kumquat and Vanilla Bean Jam

Kumquat Jam Recipe Lola's Cocina

A few weeks ago I received a special delivery from California. Six pounds of homegrown kumquats from my uncle Nacho’s tree! For those of you who aren’t familiar with kumquats, they look like tiny oval oranges and are native to China. What makes them unique is that the entire fruit is edible. In fact, the orange flesh is tart while the skin is sweet. Read More…