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Doña Cholita

Who is Doña Cholita?

  • November 19, 2019

Doña Cholita how do you pronounce it? We’ve been asked this question so many times, so here it is; Don-ya Cho-lee-ta  But there is so much more to the name than just that. Doña Cholita is Jefte’s beloved grandmother. Doña…

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Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado

  • May 14, 2019

When I was in mexico this simple dish, a chicken soup, made by Jefte's mum Mirna, blew my mind!  I swear I've never eaten anything so soul enriching. When I finished I had a smile from ear to ear and…

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Your Spanish pronunciation guide

  • May 11, 2019

Your Spanish pronunciation guide. Have you ever been in an authentic Mexican restaurant and gone to order your favourite Pollo Quesadilla with Jalapeños and queso Oaxaca with a Cerveza but all you could do was point at the menu because you…

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Five Ways to Use Mexican Corn Tortillas

  • May 10, 2019

In many areas of Mexico, corn tortillas are eaten several times daily, served with most family meals. It’s not uncommon for an adult to eat 12 corn tortillas in one day! In some other areas of Mexico, such as the…

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Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day) in Mexico

  • January 3, 2019

  Día de Reyes, or Three Kings Day, is celebrated across Mexico on 6 January. This date is significant on the church calendar as is signifies the start of the season of Epiphany which runs through to Ash Wednesday and…

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The food of Colima in Mexico

  • September 25, 2018

Colima, on the west coast of Mexico, is the country’s fourth smallest state covering just under 5,500 square kilometres. The food of Colima in Mexico is a fusion of meat dishes from the semi-arid ranch land interior, with sub-tropical crops…

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Shop Open

  • September 18, 2018

Earlier this month we opened up our online Shop. I am not sure if you noticed but we are really excited about it. This is just the humble beginnings and yes we only have two items up for grabs right now but…

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Celebrating Independence Day in Mexico

  • September 11, 2018

Like all festivals and special celebrations in Mexico, Independence Day is a colourful and loud affair. Celebrated on 12 September, Independence Day in Mexico is referred to locally in Spanish as “El Grito de la Independencia”, which translates to “The…

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The food of Zacatecas in Mexico

  • September 4, 2018

  The state of Zacatecas is in the north central part of Mexico. It’s high country with arid conditions ideal for ranches and raising livestock such as cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and horses. All agriculture in Zacatecas is dependent on…

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Pico de gallo

  • August 28, 2018

Our table is not often missing pico de gallo when we serve up dinner. It is one of the key recipes that we have totally forgotten to share with you and think it is super important when making a Mexican feast.…

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