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Dia de los Muertos Recipes: Honoring the Dead

Ofrenda Dia de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. It’s also celebrated in Mexican American culture in the United States and other Spanish-speaking countries such as Guatemala and Ecuador.

The first day, called “Día de los Angelitos” or “Día de los Inocentes” (Day of the Little Angels or Day of the Innocents), is dedicated to the souls of children and infants, while the second day is dedicated to the souls of adults. Families practice certain customs such as cleaning their homes or creating ofrendas (altars) to prepare for the arrival of deceased loved ones’ souls. Many also visit cemeteries to decorate family and friends’ graves with their favorite items and flowers. Read More →

Food Day 2014: Pledge to Eat Healthier

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America’s food system contributes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems, and promotes environmental degradation, unfair working conditions, and animal cruelty. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Read More →

National Olive Oil Month: Celebrate With Local EVOO

National Olive Oil Month | Buy Local | Salud de Paloma

I am fortunate to live in central Texas — a place where olive trees do relatively well. As such, I’ve got quite a few local olive growers to choose from. These are people I know. They are not mobsters or buyers for multi-national corporations. They are real people with real families who are passionate about what they do.

Artisan and locally-produced olive oils (the variety you can find from small family farms) have always passed every single scientific test of authenticity. So, buy locally.
— Food Renegade, “How to Tell if Your Olive Oil Is Fake

August is National Olive Oil Month in the United States, and there is no better way to celebrate than by switching to a locally produced extra virgin olive oil. As the Food Renegade points out, there are so many tips and tests on how to fell if your olive oil is genuinely fresh and natural, but in the end, there’s no better way to know than to know exactly where your EVOO came from. Know your farmer! Read More →