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 [...]

Farro Stuffed Butternut Squash

Zapallo con mote

In the month of the Chilean Independence day, I think we should not only highlight our traditional dishes, it is also important to give new uses to the ingredients that characterize our cuisine as is the case of the “mote” (pearled wheat or farro). I grew up eating mote, even saw as a child as it [...]

Pear Empanadas, Chilean recipe

Empanadas de pera

Seldom do I publish a recipe that brings me so many memories. Pear empanadas was my favorite snack as a girl, my grandmother used to buy them and we ate the empanadas with tea in the afternoon when I came home from school … in the 11 years I’ve been in USA I keep thinking of [...]

Houston Dynamo Experience

Al estadio Houston Dynamo

Last Saturday we were invited to watch a game of the Houston Dynamo as part of an event for Latino bloggers. We had a lot of fun and I finally got to know the BBVA Compass Stadium where the Houston Dynamos play. I wanted to know the stadium because it is very popular among the [...]

Chilean Salad: Tomatoes and onions

Ensalada chilena

Chilean salad is extremely simple; it’s mostly onions and tomatoes, but has its little secrets to make it tasty. This is a summer salad, best made when tomatoes are fresh and have matured in the bushes. Many of the classic Chilean meals improve dramatically with the addition of the Chilean salad.: fried fish with mashed [...]

Peaches and Figs Strudel

Strudel de duraznos e higos

On Sunday, we had people over for Chilean tea. It’s more dinner than a snack,  so I baked this peach and fig strudel, because having something sweet with tea is very important for us Chileans. I like strudel because is not as sweet as other Chilean cakes and I always liked to use seasonal fruit and now [...]