Savory and Sweet

Almost Mama’s Chicha

There is something about Chicha that makes me think of my childhood. My grandmother, whom I lovingly call Mama, is an amazing cook. When I was little she would visit a few months at a time, every few years, and within those months I would be showered with the most delicious Venezuelan dishes I could imagine. From pabellón to arepas and empanadas and cachapas – you name it. Of course, during the summer Chicha was my favorite. Thick, sweet and ice cold, there is nothing that screams summer more to me than a tall glass of Chicha.

Fresh Coconut Lime Strawberry Pies

It is the summer, which means that there is an abundance of fresh fruit at every corner. You can find strawberries in every store, on every cart and at every farm stand. Since I can’t help but buy pound after pound I had to find a way to use them and be healthy about it because, you know, I’m pregnant.

I also love coconut and lime, a theme you will see come up on here again and again. *Cue Lime and the Coconut*