Monthly Archives: July 2010

Going on Vacation

    Going on Vacation Hi my loyal readers, both the ones who comment and the ones who like to lurk. I am going on a vacation with my family, and so is my blog. So you probably won’t be … Continue reading

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Tomate/Tomato/Solanum Lycopersicum

The tomato is a savory, typically red, edible fruit, as well as the plant (Solanum lycopersicum) which bears it. Originating in South America, the tomato was spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas, and its many … Continue reading

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Jacaranda/Jacaranda mimosifolia

Who doesn’t love Jacarandas, please tell me? Despite the mess, of course 😉 On second thought; how can beautiful purple flowers be a mess? The house where I grew up had two Lavender Jacaranda trees in the yard. The larger … Continue reading

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Haba de Lima/Baby Lima Beans/ Phaseolus Lunatus

Lunatus Beans is of Andean and Mesoamerican origen. The Moche Culture (1-800 AD) cultivated all of the lima beans and often depicted them in their art. During the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru, lima beans migration reached into Mexico and what … Continue reading

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Aguaymanto/Cape Gooseberry /Physalis Peruviana

There’s a place deep within my heart which holds sweetest memories I have from childhood. That place happens to be my Mom’s aunt home. My Grandaunt has had a big home on a one acre piece of land that was … Continue reading

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Pitahaya /Dragon Fruit/Hylocereus Undatus

Have you ever had dragon fruit? Personally, I find the red fruit the most sensuous flavor and aroma. I love it, I crave it, and I must have it! Squeeze fresh lime juice over your freshly opened dragon fruit just … Continue reading

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What in the World are Pupusas?

A Pupusa (from Pipil Pupusawa) is a traditional Salvadorean dish made of thick, hand-made corn tortilla. Pupusas, also known as Pupisio, were first created centuries ago by the Pipil tribes which dwelled in the territory now known as El Salvador. … Continue reading

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Fresh Cold Waters/ Aguas Frescas

[Note: Aguas frescas “fresh (cold) waters”) are a combination of; fruits, cereals, seeds, sugar and water blended together to make a refreshing beverages.] Horchata was an old-world drink brought to the new world by the Spaniards and later enjoyed too by … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

  Happy 4th of July   Happy 4th of July!   I think the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays (although Thanksgiving still ranks number one)! It's all about warm weather, the beach, BBQ's, friends, family, good … Continue reading

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