27 December, 2013

New Years Eves Superstitions and Traditions in Mexico

Wither you believe in this stuff or not it certainly makes for a fun New Years Eve.  It makes for the busiest minute of my life and is much more entertaining than watching a ball drop and kissing a stranger.  There are MANY different things that you can do to bring good luck in the coming year and the superstitions vary around the World and from family to family.  These are some of the fun things that we do in our household come New Years Eve. 

24 December, 2013

Mexican Christmas Traditions

Cheesy family pictures in front of the Christmas tree are a must!
We were so excited to be closing up the shop for the week to head to Mexico City to spend the holidays with our family there.  One of our regular customers commented "I want to spend the holidays with YOUR family because I want to see what you DO."  It hadn't really occurred to me that Mexican traditions were so different.

14 December, 2013

Tastes like ... Tejocote

 "Crataegus mexicana is a species of hawthorn known by the common names tejocote, manzanita, tejocotera and Mexican hawthorn. It is native to the mountains of Mexico and parts of Guatemala, and has been introduced in the Andes." 

It is hard to pick a favorite season to visit the market here in Mexico when every season has its own abundance of unique and interesting flavors.  So maybe it is just safer to say that in the Fall/Winter one of my favorite ingredients is Tejocote.

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