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Warning: Tamale Overload

Have you ever been so over-saturated with a food that you can no longer bear to look at it anymore? That's the way I feel about tamales, today. I had the same feeling after working the graveyard shift sorting strawberries at a packing house. The plump red fragrant berries I sorted through on the conveyor… Continue reading Warning: Tamale Overload

Champurrado, Chicano Christmas, Latino family tradition, Mexican Cooking, Mexican Holiday food, Mixed Families, Tamales, Vegan Son, Wine and Tamales

Christmas-Chicano Style

  It's a Chicano style Christmas in our house. We blend Mexican traditions with the Anglo-American since my children are third generation Mexican Americans mixed with French and Blackfoot Native American on their dad's side. My mother was born in California from immigrant Mexican parents. I was born in California and grew up in the 70's,… Continue reading Christmas-Chicano Style

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The Tactical Tamale Plan

It's tamale making time. The season is just like Christmas. You look forward to the joyful day with some trepidation. Why? Because of the time it takes for planning, buying, wrapping, steaming. See, just like Christmas. After Thanksgiving my family, including my brother, sit down and draw up our tactical tamale plan. First we have to decide on… Continue reading The Tactical Tamale Plan

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What are your Holiday Traditions?

"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.'What if Christmas,' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store?' What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?" – Dr. SeussIn this season of… Continue reading What are your Holiday Traditions?