Cooking with Grandma: Abuelita's Recipe for Sopa de Arroz

I spent some time last week in Laredo, Texas. My 90-year-old grandmother still lives there. When I arrived at her door and sat with her a while, she reminded me that I don’t visit often enough. Not by chiding me or layering our conversation with honey-dipped guilt. No. She simply did not recognize me. ...more

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Soda Bread and Mint Tea: Appreciating My Mexican/Irish Heritage

But my favorite interplay between the two cultures lies in the stirring rhythms and soulful melodies of Mexican and Irish folk music. The Chieftains 2010 release, San Patricio with Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Los Tigres del Norte, Los Cenzotles and many others, is but one example. See, two great cultures that make sense together! Here's another something Mexic-ish to enjoy this St. Paddy's Day. ...more

Hi Lisa,

Glad you found some interesting info here. I've also made the soda bread with ...more