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Small Business Saturday Sale at Lola’s Mercadito

Lola's Mercadito SALE | #LolasMercadito |

Today is Small Business Saturday and I’d like to celebrate with you! Shop small at Lola’s Mercadito and enjoy 10% off of any purchase from today through Cyber Monday (11/26 – 11/28). Discount code: AMIGO10.


Lola’s Mercadito or “little shop” includes a collection of gourmet food items and some of Lola’s favorite chucherías (knick knacks) for the home and kitchen — all made in or inspired by Mexico. Here you can find the perfect hostess gift or something for your food-loving friends.

GIVING BACK: A portion of product proceeds from Lola’s Mercadito supports the advancement of women in education, business, and leadership. Read more at


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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Jesús Alvarado: From Field Worker to Farm Owner, the American Dream Realized


Jesús Alvarado, Fresalva Berry, LLC #CAStrawberries

On June 6 – 8, I had the unique opportunity to join the California Strawberry Commission for an educational retreat that provided insights into the labor-intensive strawberry industry. Nine other bloggers and I participated in engaging and tasty activities as we toured the heart of California’s agricultural industry and learned about the human hands that drive it. Read More…

#PaletaWeek 2016: 35+ Paleta Recipes for Summer


Last Monday, I launched the first annual Paleta Week, which kicked off on June 20th — the first day of summer. Check out the hashtag #PaletaWeek and you’ll find a roundup of one of Mexico’s sweetest treats: paletas (popsicles). This year 25 bloggers and Instagrammers contributed over 35 popsicle recipes with a Mexican twist. I also partnered with Mexico in My Pocket to host daily paleta-inspired giveaways that included everything from my favorite paleta molds to books, Paletero Cart air fresheners, and handmade paleta cookies and cards. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to contribute a recipe, to my giveaway sponsors, and to everyone who followed along last week! Until next year…

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Summer Kick Off: Paleta Week, June 20 – 26

Paleta Week

Next Monday I’ll be kicking off summer with #PaletaWeek where I’ve invited some of my favorite bloggers and Instagrammers to share a delicious popsicle recipe, inspired by Mexico. I’ll also have some fun paleta-inspired giveaways, so stay tuned and be sure to follow along on Instagram (@lolascocina) and Facebook (Lola’s Cocina)! Read More…