Latino culture, Mexican food

A to Z Challenge: P is for Pepino and Q is for …

P is for Pepino, a cucumber. You know how certain seasons have smells associated with them? Some of these are Mexican food aromas like Christmas is chocolately champurrado and steaming green chile tamales. Summer's fragrances in the kitchen are the sweetness of watermelon and lemony taste of crisp cucumbers. Since pepinos are plentiful in the summer, they make… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: P is for Pepino and Q is for …

Latino culture, Latino family tradition, Mexican food, Mexican Vegan food

A to Z Challenge: O is for Olla

  I've passed the halfway mark of the A to Z Challenge. Yay me! Today's letter is O. O is for Olla. An olla (hoy-ya) is a cooking pot. The pot can be any of the sizes above. In my house, when Mom asked me to get her olla, the conversation was some version of this:  "Small… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: O is for Olla

Latino culture, Mexican Cooking, Mexican food

A to Z Challenge: F is for Fideo, a Mexican side dish

Day Six, already? Today's letter in the A to Z Challenge is F. The first word I thought of was Fideo, not Fi-deo, but Fee-day-0; which is Angel Hair Pasta. I was going to write about Fajas (girdles) or Flores (flowers) but food won out. So you know what's on my mind. Fideo is another… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: F is for Fideo, a Mexican side dish