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12 comments June 2, 2011

Well, after over two years of blogging and 510 posts, I spoke with my husband and although I don’t feel entirely comfortable doing this, we have decided to make June “Help Support My Colombian Recipes Month”. I have never felt comfortable having a donate button, but as my fellow bloggers know, ads do not earn […]

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Fall is My favorite Season of the Year!

11 comments October 14, 2010

Fall and Spring are my two favorite seasons, but Fall always wins. I love the trees changing colors, apple and pumpkin picking, and the clothes are so beautiful…I can wear my jeans, boots, and jackets again! And, everybody is in the mood for baking and making good soups and stews. What’s not to love about […]

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Saffron (Azafran)

29 comments May 5, 2010

It is known as the most expensive spice in the world, but a little pinch goes a long way. I love the taste and color that Safron gives to food. It has a delicious honey-flower flavor. Spain and India are known to be the biggest producers of this spice. It is a key ingredient in […]

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Achiote Oil (Aceite de Achiote)

25 comments December 5, 2009
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Achiote is also known as annatto seed and is used to give a yellowish color to food. Some people use it instead of saffron as a food coloring. Achiote can be found in Latin supermarkets and in some American grocery stores. This spice is an important ingredient in Colombian cuisine. We use it to color […]

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19 comments October 10, 2009

I adore cilantro and a Colombian kitchen isn’t complete without this delicious herb. Cilantro has a distinct flavor that can make this a love it or hate it herb. Colombia is not alone in its love of cilantro and use in most kitchens around the country. Other countries such as India, China, Mexico and many […]

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38 comments September 23, 2009

On those days when I feel homesick, it doesn’t mean I don’t like living in the United States and being an American citizen, but just that I miss my family and friends a lot. Those are the days that I will go to the closest Latin market and crazy or not, I go to the […]

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4 comments May 6, 2009

Mango is a tropical fruit that is sweet and juicy when ripe and an excellent source of vitamin A and C. In Colombia it is used in desserts, juice, salads, and sauces or just as a snack. Unripe mangoes with salt and lime are popular street snacks that are sold by street vendors out of […]

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