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Chive Blossom Vinegar Pickled Eggs

¡Hola, hola! While summer is officially here, in Colorado, spring chive blossoms are still in full bloom and have spread like wildfire throughout my garden. When I discovered this edible flower, it was love at first bite and since they are just begging to be used, I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to incorporate these beautiful blossoms into some of your favorite recipes. Read More…

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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