A blog of Faith Family,Friends,Food,Fashion,Yard Sales,Farmers Markets, and my love of gardening I'm a Single Parent to Julia Gonzalez (18) a Senior at Steele Canyon Charter School. We love the Lord and thrive to be the fragrance of Christ. I love finding the amazing in the ordinary.
Indio, CA may be most famous for hosting the Coachella Music and Arts Festival every year, but it is quickly becoming the Tamale capital of the world. Roughly 100,000 people attended this year's Indio Tamale Festival, including Blue Ribbon Hunter's Allison Fishman. The festival was buzzing with Mexican folk dancing, a lively tamale eating competition, and of course an array of eclectic flavored tamales that one could only dream of. Strawberry tamale anyone?
(Pictured here with her daughter,Mary, my mother in law & yard sale partner ).
The real star of the festival is Tito's 80 year-old Grandmother known by everyone in town as "Grandma Lupe". Maria Guadalupe Nuñez Calsada, emigrated to the United States from Mexico along with her husband in 1954 and recalls that then many people in this country didn’t know what a tamale was and they had to be taught that to eat one you had to remove the cornshucks