Happy Cinco de Mayo! In case you thought it was just an excuse to get your margarita game on, it’s actually the commemoration of the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 (more info here!). We all can’t claim this holiday necessarily, but we can do a little bit of celebrating in our own small way with a few Mexican-inspired noms. Let’s get to the Cinco de Mayo recipes!
Our newest, awesome sponsor Secret Ships is a recently-launched online boutique that carries a global selection of affordable home goods, clothing, and accessories. You can shop all over the world — Latin America, The Middle East, India, Asia, and Africa — in one convenient space.
Thanks to the Tiny House Blog for introducing me to Greg Fowkes’ story. He’s a new dad who’s converting a $200 trailer into an amazing modern mobile home that he, his wife, and their new baby can drive down to Mexico and live in.
As Greg says, “When you think about getting back to basics, what could be more basic than family? Change starts at home.”
Horchata is a cold Latin American and Spanish rice-based drink usually flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. Needless to say, it pairs really well with spicy Mexican food and is a great summer drink. But after seeing these Horchata-flavored cupcakes from Just Jenn Recipes, I went looking for more interesting ways to dress it up.
I’m loving this time of year. Here I was, thinking the city went crazy for El Dieciséis, but Day of the Dead is so much more colorful, and soulful. Brightly colored sheets of papel picado hang in store windows. Velvety, crimson terciopelo flowers sit in vases at restaurants. Orange marigolds, the traditional Day of the Dead flower (called cempasúchil in Spanish) have suddenly bloomed in the street medians.