Thursday, September 01, 2011

Remembering "La Salsa Golf" (Mayo-Ketchup)

When I was a little girl it was a classic to go grab some "salchi-papas" (cut up hotdog-french fries) when going out to eat. Part of the tradition was also to dip this in salsa golf that is simply a mix of mayo and ketchup and let me know this tasted delish. When I saw this Goya ready to go Mayo-Ketchup sauce in the store I grabbed one and I can't wait to make a home version of my own salchi-papas.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Organic Styled - Baby Toys Packaging Design

Organic products were not that popular 9 years ago. Nor their granola packaging design style. How far we have come nowadays that organic products are easily found in many categories. Not surprisingly this package design style or lets call it similar has also make its ways to toys packaging.
Here are some images of a brand that has packaged traditional toys with an organic twist style. In my opinion, more refreshing, more natural, an eye catcher not to say the least. What do you think?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Agent Oso, Bright Colors and Popular Spanish Names

Its been a long while since I have written a post here, and believe me that I miss it a lot. As a Hispanic stay at home mom now and raising a bilingual children I more than appreciate any tiny bit of heritage either in language form or other to support what I am doing at home, and so this morning watching Super Agent Oso in the Disney Channel with my son I loved that one of the characters in today's episode was named "Santiago" which is a popular name right now for boys in Spanish. Have a peak at the show its designed with very bright colors that may make your day more shiny!

Monday, February 28, 2011

"Oscar" Inspired Pop Corn

With a 2+ long hour show last night. It was a good excuse to make some pop corn on the stove to munch.
Here are a couple of pictures of one of my favorite low fat, energy and fiber loaded snacks.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Comforting Homemade Meals

There is nothing more comforting than to have a home made meal. My husband eats out a lot, and even though he is lucky to give his taste buds a nice diversity of "sazones" worlwide he always misses a taste from home.
There is a Peruvian appetizer called "Causa" a mashed potato with chili based dish that is served cold and that can also be dressed up with shredded crab or just a simple mixed veggie with mayo salad in between. Well for today's lunch I decided to make something with a twist and I made this "Causa Balls" that were just a hit. You can use a similar recipe like this if you want to try. (note i did not use pepper or mayo etc, just plain potato, oil, salt, key lime and chili)
Here are a few pics of my "Pollo al horno Casero with Citrus" and Causa.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Don't judge the package by its cover

They say good things come in great packages, I and do so agree.  When I buy a store brand product I appreciate that the company has put thought into the package design, like good photography, more than good enough design and good printing at least.
Last week when I was trying to find a specific brand of Italian Panettone and realized it was gone from my grocery store I just went and decided to try the only brand available. The box was very simple but yet conveyed and communicated all I was looking for. To my surprise this one came out delicious, moist, flavorful and with the perfect texture. Never again judge all packages by its cover. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hispanic Inspired Gifts - and lots of Good!

Its been a few weeks of a lot going on at home and coincidentally not much in my packaging world. I am glad that the holidays are around the corner and some cheer its going to be easy to find almost anywhere.

My family does the secret santa raffle on Thanksgiving dinner, that day you know who you have to give so I thought why not make a post of Hispanic inspired gifts!

If you would like to give and do good I have noticed that there are a lot of institutions and sites that employ crafts people from Latin America to help them out. Why not give something different to your loved ones this year?..If you are not that much into crafty stuff you can still give an American Hispanic flaired gift like the Feed bags that are stylish and very well designed. Happy shopping!

1. Crate & Barrel Lime - Dual Citrus Squeezer $16.95
2. Andean Hat Nativity Ornament - Peru $10
3. "Feed Guatemala Bags" aprox $39
4. Cafe Press "I love Heart Boyfriend T-Shirt" $23.99
5. Buena Noches Luna Book $6.99
6. Mexican Glassware $26.55
7. Crate & Barrel Lima Alpaca Throw $169
8. OPI Yucat√°n If U Want Nail Color $6
9. Chulucanas Lamp Peru $64


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