Monthly Archive: September 2021

Cooking Tips for October

Growing up we had the heaviest meal at 2 pm and supper was the light meal around 7 pm. One of the light meals I liked the best were “Chiles Rellenos” and other vegetables cooked in the same egg batter. ...

Pre-Hispanic and Elusive Maya Blue Color

As described in an article By Devon Van Houten Maldonado17th August 2018. In the 1500s in Europe, Lapis lazuli was the only blue pigment used on paintings, majolica, tiles, textiles. It was incredibly expensive but also extremely laborious to make...

Native American Carmine Color

The third-most valuable export from Mexico to Spain, after gold and silver was Cochinille [“cactus blood” in Nahuatl] It is one of the most expensive pigments in the world; made from an insect [nocheztli in Nahuatl] that grows on a...

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is one of the most controversial events in history. If you look at this image, you can see why. One day, “Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, and informed the the Arawak/Taíno people that from that...

Pre-Hispanic Native American Cultures

This is a subject that is very close to my heart, as a child I studied in school, and it’s many mysteries became an incentive to learn more. I have been to most of the ancient ruins in Mexico, and...

Columbus Day Foods

Well, Columbus real name was Cristoforo Colombo in Italian , he married a Portuguese Princess, and worked for the Spanish Crown. Therefore I think we should include foods from the middle ages, and because he spent most of his time...