Tagged: Mexico

Why Sugar Skulls?

Before Christianity, every culture in the world had some kind of celebration to remember their ancestors, usually combined with harvest and the change of seasons. The Celts and the Aztecs included. By the way neither the Celts nor the Aztecs...

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Halloween and Day of the Dead Food

Day of the Dead Food – Mexico Thank God we still have the opportunity to enjoy thousand year old cuisine today! Specifically the Zapotec food that Abigail Mendoza has taken to the world. Abigail has become the best traditional chef...

Halloween and Day of the Dead Activities

Day of the Dead Activities I have a confession to make, I never celebrated Halloween as a scary holiday, instead I tried to make it a time for honoring our ancestors, by talking about them, their stories, and how they...

All Hallow’s Eve – Day of the Dead

They are both pagan festivals to honor the ancestors, give thanks for the harvest, involve children, and bring the community together. All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween, has its roots in an older, pagan tradition, called Nos Calan Gaeaf , Welsh for...

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...