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Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity s... Read More

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La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war.  Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier, or soldadera, as well as a brave woman. En  lo alto... Read More

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Guacamole

Ingredients : 4 Ripe Haas Avocados Diced or mashed 1tb Lemon juice 2 Tomatoes peeled and chop 1c Onions finely chopped 1t Salt ½ tsp Pepper 1tb Jalapeño Chiles – chopped (1 or 2 depending on tolerance to Picante!) 1tb Fresh cilantro -- chopped Chop or mash the ripe av... Read More

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Arroz con Leche - Book Cover

Arroz con Leche

INGREDIENTS ½ cup raisins ¼ sherry ½ cup long-grain white rice 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup sugar 4 cups milk Ground cinnamon, for dusting Lemon rind Pinch of salt Water Directions Soak rice in enough hot water to cover for 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a sauce pan wit... Read More

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¡Adivina Adivinador! Day of the Dead Sayings

Hay más tiempo que vida There is more time than life. Hierba mala nunca muere. Bad weed never dies. Se me subió el muerto. The deceased climbed on me!  Which means: “It really scared me!” Ya ni en la paz de los sepulcros creo. I don’t even believe in the peace of the tombs anymore.... Read More

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Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

The artistic process and techniques used in the creation of these captivating  wooden Alebrijes. Alebrijes are carved wooden figures created by Oaxacan artisans. They have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de la Lengua Esp... Read More
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