Of Taíno Queens and the Legend of Yuiza

by Francisco G. Gómez Interested in boricua history, especially legends? Here’s a story that’s rather interesting. It’s the legend of Yuiza and her possible connection to the Afro/Taíno people of Loíza. On our first relief  assistance trip to Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Organic Adobo

by Nicole Wines Adobo is often used in Caribbean cooking, as well as many other Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cuisines. It is super simple to make your own adobo seco, or dry adobo spice mix. Why make it yourself … Continue reading

North African Plants – Treasures From The Desert

by Carolina Gonzalez Living in the Canary Islands, on the Northwest coast of Africa, makes gardening a challenging task. A six month summer, with desert temperatures and dry, burning African winds allows only the stronger, more water-saving herbs to survive … Continue reading