Honeydew Mint Paletas

Today marks the first official day of summer and #PaletaWeek 2017 and I’m kicking off the festivities with delicious paleta recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. This year’s recipe lineup includes everything from sweet and spicy to kid-friendly favorites that will get you and your family through even the hottest days of verano.

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Mexican-Style Street Corn

¿Elote o esquite? This is always the predicament I find myself in when traveling throughout Mexico. Do I want my corn on the cob or in a cup? I love both equally, and it really comes down to whether or not I’m willing to mess up my lipstick. In order to enjoy Mexican-style street corn, you have to be ready to get messy, but I assure you that every bite is worth it. Read More…

Fresas and Flan

Just as the art of cultivating strawberries is passed on from one generation to the next so are family recipes like this delectable flan. It just so happens that my niece Vanessa is visiting from Boston on the one-year anniversary of an insightful educational tour I participated in last year hosted by the California Strawberry Commission. I took this opportunity to enlist her as my sous chef and pass on a few family recipes since her claim to fame in the kitchen is preparing a bowl of cereal (¡ay ay ay! my grandma Lola would be turning in her grave!). Read More…

Pineapple and Blueberry Agua Fresca

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

I’ve been experimenting with agua fresca flavor combinations since the first day of spring and recently discovered a lovely one that blends Dole Pineapple Tidbits and fresh blueberries for a tasty treat that’s perfect for the warm days ahead. No need to sharpen your Ginsu knife for this one because there’s absolutely no chopping involved. All you need are three simple ingredients and three minutes to blend up this refreshing concoction. Serve chilled over ice and your friends and family will surely be asking for another swig. Read More…

{COMADRES CORNER} Interview with Cocinera Oaxaqueña: Alma de Mi Tierra’s Nora Valencia

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing and sharing interviews that celebrate the women who inspire much of what I do for Lola’s Cocina. As I mentioned in my March interview with Reyna Mendoza, it is in this spirit of sharing that we can grow, bear fruit, and nourish the spirit of sisterhood here and throughout the world. Soon I’ll be traveling to Mexico and I look forward to reconnecting with some of my culinary mentors and bringing home new recipes for all of you. This month’s interview features Alma de mi Tierra’s Nora Valenica, who like me, inherited some tasty traditions from her abuelita.   Read More…