Muy Bueno Cookbook now in Spanish


Living in Texas, it is impossible not to love Mexican food. My best friends are Mexican and we have been invited countless times to share and enjoy classic and authentic Mexican food at their home, here I am not talking about Tex-mex (nothing against it, I also like it a lot), but if I have to [...]

Polenta & Potatoes, a Chilean recipe

Papas con chuchoca

This is an old Chilean recipe called “Papas con chuchoca”. I remember like it was yesterday … sometimes my grandmother made ​​us go to see her friends in the country side where we spent the summer vacations every year, and I always fear that they would have this dish: Polenta & Potatoes for lunch… I used [...]

Rica-rica Pisco Sour

Pisco sour de rica-rica

During our vacation in San Pedro de Atacama, one of the things I tried in different places was the Rica-rica pisco sour.  I love pisco sour, it’s Chilean national drink, and the rica-rica gives a more marked freshness, adding flavors like mint and thyme. The rica-rica is a herb native on the Atacama Desert. I haven’t seen it being sold [...]

Houston Hot Sauce Festival 2014 and El Yucateco tasting

Houston Hot Sauce Festival

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. On Saturday, after working in the school garden, we went with my family to the 2014 Houston Hot Sauce Festival, invited by El Yucateco and #CollectiveBias. We arrived past noon and there was already lots of people, I [...]

Pequenes, Chilean Onion Empanadas


A classic Chilean recipe, well remembered by old people. I really do not remember eating them, but they were very popular in old times. The size is smaller than a regular Chilean empanada. The filling is onion cooked with our traditional mix of condiments: merkén and comino. I teamed up with my husband for this recipe. [...]

Chilean Independence Day Celebrations at Houston

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This year the Chilean community in Houston, has organized several activities to celebrate Chilean Independence Day. Just last Sunday, I participated in an artistic-cultural event at the Hispanic Cultural Institute where a small ceremony and little fair was held. It was a great experience where I got to meet Chilean writers, painters, photographers, artisans and bakers. [...]

This weekend: Houston Hot Sauce Festival

El Yucateco

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. One of the reasons why I enjoy living in Houston is for all the activities to do on the weekends, does not really matter what your hobby is: sports, trying new foods, gardening, community service. Every weekend there [...]