Sunday, August 15, 2010

Monday ~ Southwest Flavors

I grew-up around delicious Tex-Mex South-West cuisine. The recipes are influenced by Spanish settlers, Native Americans, and frontier Cowboys. My father and uncles would grill every weekend and fill the house with rustic aromas. They would grill beef fajitas, BBQ chicken, and sausage. My mother and aunts would inside cooking chili, rice, beans, stuffed bell peppers, burritos, taco salads, nachos, salsa, and fresh tortillas.

I love the vibrant use of color and bold use of textures in home decor. I try to capture the same essence fiestas, food, and fun, in my apron designs. I believe that life should include a celebration of those who came before us. I give honor to the brave American settlers that pioneered across the country and thank the Native Indians for giving us a spirit pride.

In an 8- to 10-ounce glass, combine 20 rinsed fresh mint leaves (each about 1½ in. long) and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. With a wooden spoon, pound mint leaves with sugar to coarsely crush. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum, 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice; mix well. Fill glass with ice cubes and 4 to 6 tablespoons chilled soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Fiesta Blue Apron

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  1. Yummy!!! Your food looks delicious. :-)

    Sorry so late but I'm following back from Friday!

  2. Mexican food is my favorite-now I want some!

  3. Oh, the corn and the guacamole look SO DELISH!! This post has definitely made me hungry.

    Hope you're having a blessed day,

  4. I love the food, made me hungry. Happy Blue Monday

  5. Hi! New follower from Mingle Monday! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)

  6. The photos and food looked amazing. Found your blog on blog hop and followed :)

    Send the love back please :)

  7. I'm visiting (and now following) from FUMM. Love your apron design. So festive! And now I'm dying for a mojito :)

  8. That apron is so cute! And that food certainly is beautiful!!! I didn't realize just how hungry I was until I saw that grilled chicken!! LOL

    Have a great day!

  9. Looks delicious!

    Following from Follow us Monday Morning. Hope you can return the blog love.

  10. Stopping by to say Hi!.

    I should visit your blog more earlier but I not feel well,
    Thank you for visit my blog and Thanks for kind comment on my blog.
    Hope you have a great day.

    PS. I'm following your blog.

  11. Just looking at the Guacamole pic, it makes me want to make some, btw its 1:00 am over here lol.

    I'm Gris your newest follower. =)