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.

Vanilla Cashew Milk

I have an obsession with nuts. I feel like I need to have a full stock of all my favorite nuts at all times: pecans, pistachios, almonds, macadamia nuts, brazil nuts, walnuts and cashews. I have been ordering from Thrive Market for a while now, and with their new organic nut selection I have gone kind of crazy. Like spending hundreds of dollars I don’t have on just nuts crazy (thanks ever climbing Discover card!). Though I love making my own almond milk, cashew milk is just so much easier. And creamier.

So creamy.