Year: 2012

Dessert, Eggs, Recipes, Recipes List, Rice

Elena’s Spiced Rice Pudding

Today the weather in NYC felt more like spring than the usual February winters I’m used too. It’s days like this that I crave the sun and sandy beaches of my beautiful Puerto Rico island. I daydream all day about sand between my feet and my abuelita shouting “mira muchacha, ponte chancletas” as she would […]

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Annatto Oil
Condiments, Recipes, Recipes List

Achiote – Annatto Oil

“Achiote”or Annatto as it’s commonly known in the USA is highly used in Spanish cuisine. Seeds of he Achiote shrub (Bixa Orellana), native to Brazil, have a pleasant but subtle aroma and flavor, but it is for their color they are most widely used. Aside from Spanish cuisines, the intense redish orange pigment is used […]

Shopping & Pantry

Come Shop With Me

People always ask me where I shop for my latin ingredients. It’s simple… On the internet. Most of my kitchen staples comes from a website. Everything delivered straight to my door. How convenient is that? When I need my most important staples, I run to my mothers neighborhood to pick-up some things that I can’t […]

Puerto Rico

a little about me,…

My name is Iveliz, Welcome to My Blog!  I am from a beautiful island you all know as Puerto Rico. Raised in New York in a household of 8 I am the eldest daughter of Elena & Alejandro.  My mother remarried when I was 5 and soon after came my 3 younger sisters and two […]