Charm and Adventure in San Luis Potosí!
September 16th, Mexican Independence Day!
Here is a brief summary of the history behind September 16th, when Mexico commemorates its independence from Spain and how, days before the night of September 15th, Mexicans get ready for one of their biggest and most patriotic celebrations: La noche del Grito.
Jalapa Embroidery: To be free like a bird
Chiles Rellenos Recipe: Nothing Says September Like Stuffed Chiles!
Inspired by Chiles en Nogada, a traditional September Mexican dish, we at Lolo have decided to pick one of the tastiest, easiest, and more iconic recipes from Mexico: Chiles Rellenos! This is a delicious recipe that can easily be made ahead of time for any event. This is also a versatile dish that can be modified to any tasting, palate, and dietary needs- Read all about the steps for this Mexican delicacy!
Thread by Thread: Deshilado from Aguascalientes
A one way ticket to Taxco, Guerrero!
Let's start our day at the center of this small town on the main street, Plaza Borda, where the Zócalo, or main plaza is located. The zócalo is the place where people gather every day, which makes this the perfect opportunity to sit down at a coffee shop, or restaurant to enjoy witnessing how local life is live in this colonial town. Taxco holds a very special place in our hearts, being the hometown of Julián, Luis, and Manuel, the owners and founders of Lolo, and that is why we have gathered a small list of some of the most important places to visit there. Let the enchanting town of Taxco blow you away with its beautiful cobblestone streets, mountains filled with vegetation, and colonial architecture that will transport you to the old times with colors that will catch your eye and make you fall in love. Only 110 miles away from Mexico City you will reach this captivating pueblito mágico that will take you on the journey of your life!
Back-to-School in Style!
It's time to swap those lazy summer nights for early mornings, quizzes, and tests! We hope y'all had an amazing summer but it's time to settle back down and get ready for the beginning of a new school year. It can become really stressful when looking for school supplies and everything that is needed to go back but there's no need for that, we got you! We can help without the need of stressing out. Teachers, students, and parents will find a great deal of school essentials here at Lolo Mercadito and, of course, by adding a special touch of color and unique designs to store all your needs. From Telar Woven Laptop Sleeve, Telar Woven Multipurpose Pouch, and Telar Woven Small BoHo Crossbody Bag you'll be ready to go back to school in style!
How to Play Lotería (Mexican Bingo)
Ceviche de Pescado: A No-Cook Refreshing Dish!
Oaxaca's Guelaguetza: A Must-Attend Event!
On Monday, July 19th, 2021, as early as 5:00 am, people started to arrive at the Guelaguetza Auditorium, at the Cerro del Fortin. The chirimeteros of the Central Valley played Las Mañanitas to the hill with whistles, drums, and chirimías (a type of woodwind instrument similar to an oboe, chirimeteros are those who play the chirimia) while more and more people started to gather. At 10am the Guelaguetza began. The marvelous Guelaguetza, also known as Los Lunes del Cerro (Mondays of the Hill) is a yearly celebration of the coming together of cultures, costumes, and traditions in which the eight different regions of Oaxaca get together to share amongst themselves and with the rest of the world each aspect of their unique culture. This is demonstrated through dances of their region, which include traditional dresses, music, and stories. Join us in this week's blog where we highlight one of Mexico's most spectacular events centered around a celebration of indigenous cultures.
Alebrijes: Imagination, Fantasy, and Folk Art
Traveling beyond Cancun: Discover La Rivera Maya
Fresh Summer Snack: Carrots & Jícama!
These hot summer days call for a fresh snack! Today’s recipe is quick and easy to make, and it requires only a few ingredients. In Mexico, you will see many street vendors that sell a variety of food and a very common food stand is one with Fruta Picada (Chopped Fruit). This is a simple but yummy snack that can be made with any fruit or veggie of your liking. For this occasion, we choose one of our favorite combo’s carrots and jicama! To accompany this healthy snack, we paired it with a refreshing Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) which besides tasting delicious it has a lot of health benefits. Maybe today you plan on watching your favorite show or chill next to the pool, either way this quick recipe will come in handy. Continue reading to learn all the health benefits and how to make this easy snack with a refreshing beverage on the side!
Get to know Lolo: Our Familia's Picks!
Today’s weekly blog is all about Lolo’s Favorites! Get to know the Lolo Crew and the day-to-day work to get the best of Mexico’s treasures closer to you. As a small business, we work closely together and we have made a special connection to each one of the products. Each one a true representation of our Mexican culture! Each one of us answered 3 questions: What do you do at Lolo, What's your favorite product, and Why. After answering these questions we realized that not only do we love these products for their obvious beauty, but also because they take us back to our cultural roots. For some of us the product brought us back to a memory from Mexico, for others, the astonishing beauty used in the technique surprised us. Learn what goes on behind the scenes and what are some of our favorite products!
What are some of your favorite products? Do you like the ones we picked?