Rosca de Reyes: a sweet bread for the holidays

Rosca de Reyes: a sweet bread for the holidays

In Spain, instead of celebrating and exchanging gifts on Christmas day like we do in America, Epiphany (Día de Reyes or Three Wise Men Day) is most celebrated. It’s the day for children to open their presents, for families to reunite, and spread holiday cheer. On this day, it’s...
Amazing Places Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Amazing Places Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

There’s a place in Brazil where we can get our feet wet in the middle of the desert. An immense plain where sunsets take your breath away. A hidden corner in Latin America that perfectly combines the blue of the water with the white of the sand: Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. This...
Mate: properties of a Latin infusion

Mate: properties of a Latin infusion

There are beverages that are simply excuses. Yes, excuses for seeing each other, for having a nice chat and for sharing moments… Mate is one of them. Preparing and drinking it together is a social ceremony that brings people closer. This infusion, made from the leaves of the Yerba Mate...
National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day is a day we take very seriously! Well, maybe not seriously but we definitely like to celebrate it. After all, some of the best cocoa comes from Latin America, just like our beautiful crafts. So in the spirit of this important day in the Nativo Crafts calendar, here...
Amazing Places: Lake Atitlan

Amazing Places: Lake Atitlan

Lakes give us a feeling of peace few other places can give. They all convey that special powerful calm that invites us to think and connect with ourselves. There are many lakes in the world, and though we might think  they are all alike there’s one that stands out. When we visit Lake...
Cashew, A Latin American delicacy

Cashew, A Latin American delicacy

Maybe few people know that cashew is a Latin American nut. This seed comes from the northernmost part of South America, specifically Venezuela and Brazil. It’s one of the best gifts this continent has given to the world. The crops quickly extended to other continents when Portuguese...
Mexican Almond Horchata

Mexican Almond Horchata

Horchata is a delicious Mexican drink that will chill you all summer long! It may take some time for the rice and almonds to soak, but after that it’s just blend and serve… So easy! And when the hot weather fades, you can make it and remember those sunny days. This chilled drink...
Peanut: properties of a Latin American crop

Peanut: properties of a Latin American crop

Opening a can of peanuts can make anyone hungry. Thinking that we would only eat a handful is a colossal lie. Peanut, also known as groundnut and goober, is a delicious and addictive food. It has been widely used in local cuisines all over the world thanks to the flavor and texture it adds to...