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You won’t believe the hydrating vegetable in this drink (and, no, it’s not cucumber because that would be boring…)

You won’t believe the hydrating vegetable in this drink (and, no, it’s not cucumber because that would be boring…)

As we melt in triple digit heat with no air conditioning in our 100-year-old house, we seek out any remedy to melting completely. This nopales slushie has been one of my best strategies. The drink combines nopales (cactus) and any summertime fruit that is available. Peach, orange, and pineapple are our current favorites. Nopales is… Continue Reading

Agua de sandia: Refreshment in a glass

Agua de sandia: Refreshment in a glass

On what hot day last week as we drove through the hot (and getting hotter) central California town of Delano, home to the United Farm Workers of Cesar Chavez fame (and home town of yours truly), we decided to have a whole sampling of “aguas frescas” — Mexican coolers in various flavors. We bought three… Continue Reading