Let The Games Begin: Summer of Soccer!

Certain things are just better in Spanish. Not that they’re not equally as satisfying in English, but there is just something a little extra special about them in the language of your preference. One of those things, of course, is fútbol! The excitement of an announcer yelling ¡GOOOOOOOOOL! just can’t […]

Manzanas Enchiladas: Chile & Tamarind Spiced Apples

Last Saturday we ran into these apples at our local Matamoros Meat Market.  We were there picking up a couple of fajita, chicken and chicharron tacos – oh, chicharron tacos are the best, though they don’t really fill me up as fast – and we were just about to pay, […]

Easy Snacks for the Summer: Mexican Corn – ‘Elote’

Summertime means it’s time to ponerlos las pilas as adults, and parents.  It’s the time of the year when most our kids are sitting at home saying things like I’m hungry!  I’m bored.  Can we go somewhere?   And to which we can only reply nicely so many times.  So […]

Essential Latino Snacks for Spring & Summer

So it’s spring and at least here in my corner of the world it’s already quite hot.  Texas humidity is like no other.  My cousin who was recently visiting us from California for the first time could not believe how different and “ugly,” her words not mine, the weather was […]

Favoritos P’al Verano

“Sigamos juegando”, decían Kiko y El Chavo anoche, después de que no pudimos hacer funcionar el Playstation para ver una película yo y Edgar, y optamos mejor por ver unos capítulos antiguos del ‘Chavo del Ocho’ a través del Internet.  Like usual, the entire cast of nutty characters, which so […]