Rosa Mexicano – Mexican Pink

Rosa Mexicano – Mexican Pink

Green, white and red are Mexico’s national colours, but another one that well defines Mexican culture is pink, specifically a shade known as rosa mexicano (Mexican pink, sometimes called Mexican rose.) The name was coined in 1949 by renown author, fashion designer and painter Ramón Valdiosera … click on title for more

Green Rice – A Dish for Good Luck

Green Rice – A Dish for Good Luck

St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of spring are fast approaching, so it is time for our mood to switch from blue to green! Last year, I experimented with naturally dyed green beer and an Irish/Mexican fusion dish of "Colcannon Quesadillas" for St. Patrick’s Day, and I think a nice side of Mexican green rice would be a great addition to the menu … click on title for more

Grageitas – Sweet Treats for St. Valentine’s Day

Grageitas – Sweet Treats for St. Valentine’s Day

I remember cookies as a sweet treat for St. Valentine’s; my mom and I would often bake heart shaped cookies, which I sometimes shared with my friends, and I loved receiving small sweet tokens from them, too. Grageitas (meaning “tiny tablets” or “little sprinkles”), are a classic Mexican confection of bite-size cookies topped with rainbow-coloured sprinkles … click on title for more