Mexico is famed for the afternoon siesta. Traditionally, the siestas can last for as long as two hours. This is in part to simply avoid working during the hottest part of the day, when the temperatures rise to dangerous levels, making it difficult to work outside.
Chips and dip is a staple of the well-balanced party food table, and probably even the most important part. You gotta have salsa, and you gotta have something cheesy. Sure, could break out the pre-made yellow goopy imposter that calls itself “queso,” or you could opt to really impress people with this easy recipe from The Food Network for something way more fun: Queso Fundido!
Mexico is blessed with an abundance of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits, overflowing at nearly every street corner in the country. [Read more…]
When avocado meets hummus, you know life is good. [Read more…]
Salsa may surprise you with its nutritious benefits that just so happen to be delicious (especially with tortilla chips). [Read more…]
The standard sweet and sour margarita is fabulous, but sometimes you need something with a little more pizazz. Enter: The Strawberry Margarita. [Read more…]
Many Mexican dishes call for the ingredient “chipotles in adobo sauce”, or some variation on this, which makes otherwise mild dishes into flavorful, spicy delights. While one can find this ingredient in regular grocery stores, nothing is better than making your own fresh at home. [Read more…]
Nothing makes feeding people at a party easier than making a buffet. There’s less clean-up, and you can prepare everything ahead of time so that you don’t have worry about timing all of the courses correctly. You can even make it into a potluck so as to save yourself time and money. Plus, picky eaters or those with special diet restrictions will be able to create their own meals with the ingredients that they want. [Read more…]
Paper flowers play a large role in Mexican folk art. Mexican paper flowers are easily distinguished from other paper flowers because of their vibrant colors and meticulous craftsmanship. The flowers come in a variety of types and sizes, each with its own story and symbolism. [Read more…]
You’ve probably had a fish taco at least once in your life, but what about a shrimp taco? Seafood has always been a light and refreshing alternative to traditional meat, rice, and beans fare. Bite-sized with a firm crunch, shrimp make a great pairing with crisp vegetables either cooked plain or grilled with spices. Below is a great recipe from Food Network Kitchen for shrimp with a chipotle heat and a cooling avocado salsa verde, usable either on the stovetop or grill. [Read more…]