A blog of Faith Family,Friends,Food & Fashion. I work at a gun shop and a church, a cool combination,right?I also have the pleasure of being a Nanny. My passions are serving the Lord, blogging, photography and eating. I enjoy sharing my love for Plexus. My daughter Julia(19) is attending SDSU and enjoys travelling adventures with her boyfriend,Nathan.
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