food, Humor, photography

Shall We Sit Indoors or Out?

This week in the United States wasn’t so funny. So here is a sight that made me laugh when I was buying cupcakes for Eagle’s birthday last week. Do you prefer indoor or outdoor dining today? Check out Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word Saturday. 6WS #SixWordSaturday

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Afro-Latinos, Argentina, Chile, food, Uruguay

7 Ways South American Christmas Differs

Happy Nochebuena, or Christmas Eve! As in Spain, Nochebuena in South America is celebrated with family and a midnight dinner feast. Catholic traditions, mixed with indigenous and African cultures, have created many South American Christmas traditions that differ from celebrations in other countries. 1) For example, Nativity scenes of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are more […]

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food, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

Reader Poll: Mexico

I’m interested in your opinions and experiences. Mexico has rich cultures, foods and music; which do you like? Let’s talk. Do you like Mexican food? Which is your favorite dish? My answer: Yes, I do. I love chicken mole, chicken with a rich chocolate, tomato and nut sauce. I like tamales a lot. A tamal […]

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food, history, Humor, The Americas

Happy Covid Thanksgiving to You

Yesterday I picked up an audio book from the library. As I received the plastic bag with Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, I said to the librarian, “Have a good holiday!” He looked at me askance and said, “Yeah, right.” As he walked away, I snorted in laughter quietly to myself. That exchange was a […]

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food, Gardening, Spanish Culture and Language

How the Heck Have You Bean?

August has bean a special time for our garden. Little pinkish white flowers appear on our beanstalks. Then tiny little legumes, no more that a centimeter long punctuate their tendrils. What seems to be only a day later, full grown ones bursting with ripening seeds magically take their place. I pick as many as I […]

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