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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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Play: Your Life Depends on It (Giveaway)
June 11, 2012 – 6:53 am | 18 Comments
Play: Your Life Depends on It (Giveaway)

The veranos of my childhood were spent at my Cuban grandmother’s house.
We watched a lot of TV and we ate a lot of ice cream. I didn’t play outside much because “hay mucho calor.” It was …

The Susto Set: Latino Hope, Healing, and Rituals
January 4, 2012 – 9:14 am | 16 Comments
The Susto Set: Latino Hope, Healing, and Rituals

Folkloric Beliefs for Susto and Other Ailments
By Angela Fregoso
Let me curar you of “Susto.”
Hay mi’ja tiendes “Susto!”
Is Susto some kind of a disease? No, this is a comment you often heard from your grandmother or …

The Cuarentena: Mothering a Mother
October 28, 2011 – 6:22 am | 15 Comments
The Cuarentena: Mothering a Mother

Ed. note: A new book, The Immigrant Advantage, is a look into the lives of immigrant enclaves in the United States and an exploration of how immigrant customs can enrich our own lives — with details …

Mexican Albondigas Soup Recipe — Easy, Rico!
September 12, 2011 – 1:00 am | 22 Comments
Mexican Albondigas Soup Recipe — Easy, Rico!

Ed. Note: Please welcome Nicole Presley, of Presley’s Pantry, as the newest regular contributor to the Tiki Tiki. Her food essays and recipes will give you hambre y felicidad.
By Nicole Presley
At first people thought it …

Mango Paletas! Mexican Popsicles Recipe
May 22, 2011 – 6:02 pm | 33 Comments
Mango Paletas! Mexican Popsicles Recipe

By Vianney Rodriguez
Warmer temperatures scream for Paletas! A Mexican sweet widely popular for fighting off the summer heat. Paletas are either cream or water based.
Popular flavors include coco, tamarind, mango, watermelon and arroz …

Celebrating Day of the Dead
October 29, 2010 – 7:25 am | 7 Comments
Celebrating Day of the Dead
Can I Call You Pepe?
June 9, 2010 – 8:20 am | 13 Comments
Can I Call You Pepe?

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Silvia from Mama Latina Tips is all sorts of fabulous. She is smart and tells wonderful cuentos. When I met …

Chicana Christmas: La Virgen, Las Posadas y Los Tamales
December 11, 2009 – 9:48 am | 2 Comments
Chicana Christmas: La Virgen, Las Posadas y Los Tamales

By Tessa Del Pino
Each year, the gigantic Advent Wreath that hung on the altar at church marked the beginning of Christmas — a celebration that lasted all month.
Let me tell you about it. Maybe your …

The Wisdom of Pancho Contreras
June 8, 2009 – 5:00 am | No Comment
The Wisdom of Pancho Contreras

Sometimes, I picture myself as Pancho Contreras.  You know, Pancho from Plaza Sesamo (el muppet peludo y azul).  I’m thinking in particular of how he’s frequently (charmingly) cranky, and always grumbling about how busy he …

And now for something completely different
May 17, 2009 – 6:44 pm | 3 Comments
And now for something completely different

I don’t dare post pictures of what I have been up to in the kitchen anymore without posting the recipe. (I get emails…) I know I usually post about Cuban food, but I wanted to …