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Cooking in Lockdown: Banana Bread Posted by on May 21, 2020

The recent COVID-19 crisis has brought out the cook or cocinero in most of us. There are so many people sharing recetas or recipes online as well as some very funny fracasos or fails in the kitchen. I am not much of a baker, but a recent accumulation of plátanos or bananas motivated me to make banana muffins…

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Celebrating Three King’s Day in Mexico Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

When I was growing up, Santa Claus wasn’t such a big thing. Families exchanged gifts on December 25th, but the special gifts were brought by los Tres Reyes Magos. In this post, I will share some of my experiences growing up with the Reyes Magos and the gifts they brought. Bearing gifts According to Christian belief…

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Recipe for Christmas Fruit Punch Posted by on Dec 19, 2019

Christmas is coming and I am very excited about going to Mexico. My husband and I are looking forward to eating all sorts of delicious food that we have missed like tacos al pastor, cochinita, tiritas de pescado and some delicious mole. There is one thing on my list that I can only get during Christmas and I…

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Recipe: Day of the Dead Bread Posted by on Nov 1, 2019

One of my favorite things about this time of the year is the availability of pan de muerto or Day of the Dead bread. In Mexico, people have their selected panaderias or bakeries where they regularly get their pan de muerto. Last year, a friend of mine invited me to her house to bake the bread together, and, while it…

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How to cook carne membrillo (quince paste) Posted by on Oct 27, 2014

   Aunque estamos en el veranillo de las rosas de otoño, la tercera estación del año ya está aquí llena de colores y deliciosas frutas de temporada. Aquellos que hemos tenido la suerte de tener árboles frutales en casa normalmente relacionamos cada estación con un ritual culinario distinto. Yo recuerdo de mi infancia que cada…

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Spanish cuisine: how to cook Pisto Manchego Posted by on Oct 17, 2013

El pisto manchego es un plato tradicional de la gastronomía española. Aunque su nombre indica que proviene de la Mancha, no solo en la Mancha se disfruta. Si los ingredientes son frescos, y naturales, el sabor de este plato será mucho más delicioso. Y teniendo en cuenta que ahora es el mejor momento para recolectar…

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Easter Spanish desserts: Torrijas Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

Como seguro que ya sabéis, una de mis cosas favoritas en relación con las fiestas en España es la cantidad de postres típicos que tenemos para cada una de ellas. La variedad para Semana Santa es enorme (he compartido algunas recetas en posts previos), y hoy quiero compartir con vosotros la forma más sencilla de…

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