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Mira, Mira: El Buzz and Link Love

Submitted by on February 26, 2010 – 8:42 am2 Comments

Happy Viva Viernes everybody. Some cool stuff we’ve discovered this week, and recommended sites you can knock around in during the weekend.

Houston, we’ve discovered a Texas food blog
There are 109 comments on this Carnitas, Houston Style recipe from Homesick Texan. Oh goodness, please go see this recipe and this site. And then check out the breakfast tacos and oh goodness, then the Mexican pancakes with coconut. It all almost makes me want to go to Texas.

And food in Vancouver
Speaking of food, a well-traveled friend is in Vancouver for the Olympics and instead of regular reports on medals and athletes, what I have heard non-stop is how well he is eating — everything from Malay to Chinese to Indian. So, here are some Vancouver food blogs if you’re ever headed that way: Nancyland; Ethnic Eats; Chow Times;  Urban Foodie Blog. Buen Provecho, Aye!

And we’re still talking food
This time, in Chicagoland. Look at this beautiful grocery, Super Mas, that just opened in the New City section of Chicago. It is $6 million worth of a grocery store with a bakery, catering, scratch tortillas and flat screen TVs so nobody misses futbol and novelas. Good luck and happy franchising one day! Pictures here.

A quick hit of news
Americans who trace their ancestry to the Caribbean are pitching the Census bureau to add more race options, given that the Caribbean is multiracial and multiethnic. The story from the LA Times says another group of advocates is asking the Census to allow Mexican-Americans to identify whether they trace their roots to peoples such as the Maya or Mixtec.

America, she is achanging.

And now, the Weekend Link Love

Joscelyn, is the mother of identical twin boys and a pre-teen son. She offers advice and ideas for families with multiples at Mami & the Multiples.

My newest crush is the Hollywood Housewife. Love the blog, the heart and adore the baby girl.

My friend Rebecca is half-Latina. I told her that between the two of us we make one awesome full-blooded Latina. Be sure to look at her children’s book section at Tooth Whale.

Fun and frugal is Jenn Fowler from Frugal Upstate. She’ll teach you how to make snow ice cream, hear that you snowed-in Northeasterners.

Lindsay Maines will remind you that yes, you can rock that minivan. Read her fun at Rock and Roll Mama.

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