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Cooking with Kids: 5 Ways to Build Confidence in the Cocina

Cultivating a child’s love for cooking can be nurtured at a very early age. As soon as Amado was able to stand, he became my confident little sous chef. Kitchens serve as creative labs where children learn about colors, tastes, and textures, all while building their vocabulary and other important life skills. Read More…

Zero-Proof Tamarindo and Piloncillo Margarita

Have you ever heard of a zero-proof cocktail? Neither had I, until recently. It’s essentially a delicious cocktail, minus the booze. A mocktail, if you will. My virgin tamarind margarita is a show-stopper with its spicy rim, and it can also be transformed into a cocktail with a splash of your favorite spirit. Read More…

How to Decorate Brown Eggs for Easter

In the midst of a recent spring blizzard, I started eggsperimenting and came up with a few DIY egg decorating ideas that I absolutely love. They showcase the beauty of brown eggs, as opposed to covering them up with artificial dyes or wraps, and are family and budget-friendly. Read More…

Agua Fresca de Tamarindo

As the seasons begin to change, so does my mood. I get a little pep in my step in the cocina and begin to daydream about the warmer months ahead. My mind flows with ideas about all of the thirst-quenching aguas frescas I’ll be preparing over the summer. This lip-puckering agua de tamarindo is definitely at the top of my list. It’s part of the “holy trinity” of aguas frescas, which includes tamarindo (tamarind), jamaica (hibiscus), and horchata.

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Jugo Verde (Mexican Green Juice)

Jugo verde is as vibrant as the Mexican mercados from which it hails. Translated as “green juice,” it is loaded with nutrients and made with fresh fruits and vegetables that will help you power through your day, which is probably why it is so popular among market goers in Mexico. Making it is easy, but you must get the proportions just right to enjoy the mercado-grade concoction that I have come to love.  Read More…