Mexican Holiday food

Tamales, Sugar Cane, and Nuns

 Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Frida Kahlo. Champagne Confetti Co. on I've been busy with tamale making for the past three days. We added an extra day for the vegan tamales. Tamale making (or tamalada) is something my family prepares for… Continue reading Tamales, Sugar Cane, and Nuns

Latino culture

A to Z Blogging Challenge: The Whole Enchilada

Today is day five of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and the letter is E. The first thing that comes to mind for E is Enchilada, as in the food, not the idiom of "the whole thing." Enchiladas are my mom's favorite Mexican dish. It's such a simple dish so I asked her why… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: The Whole Enchilada

Family, Latino culture, Latino Family Traditions, Parenting

How Tamales Make My World A Better Place

Every December, I write about making tamales, and this year is no different.  Our mother has made tamales for over seventy years, longer than her children have been alive. And her mother made tamales before she was born. And her mother, back to the days of maize and metates. Something is wrong with my universe… Continue reading How Tamales Make My World A Better Place

" Strenght, Encouragement, Faith, Family, Mexican Cooking, Parenting

Lessons from Long Distant Parenting

A month has passed since my two youngest moved to Colorado, to a city outside of Denver. I've had thirty days of tears, fears for their safety, and anxiety. The youngest son (YS)  began college and my daughter (MD) wanted to start her new career in a new place. She's in the health field and… Continue reading Lessons from Long Distant Parenting