Tag archive for ‘Caribbean’
By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Latino Quote Of The Day™ by Mario Quintana

“If I were a priest, I would not preach about God or sins … I would cite the poets, pray their verses, the most beautiful ones…because poetry purifies the soul…and a beautiful poem – More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Barbecue is more American than you think… it is a Native American culinary art.

So as America beings the annual ritual of firing up the BBQ grills for the first time, many are unaware how American the art of Barbeque really is. Did you know that Barbeque the way we know it has Native American More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, November 13th, 2011

I Love More Than Just My Sofrito…

That is right… if you read my blog post about why other bloggers think I am crazy… you would know that. Not sure if I want to classify myself as a foodie, but judging by my "gordito" status… More...

By Urban Jibaro On Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Sofrito 4 Kids: The Story Of The Coqui

I found this… and I was compelled to share so that you can do the same with the young people out there who may have never been to Puerto Rico to experience the sweet song of the Coqui frog… Related More...

By Urban Jibaro On Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Save The Date: MUEVETE Returns To NYC!

In 1995, I connected with a youth conference that was driven by youth curation and mentored by leaders in the community. It was during this time that I conceived and launched the earliest incarnation of Sofrito More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Sofrito 4 Kids: Free Puerto Rican Cultural Lesson Plan Courtesy Of El Boricua

I found something really cool… that I saw years ago but I rediscoverd. One of the websites that inspired me in 1997 to start Sofrito For Your Soul called El Boricua created a lesson plan as part of their More...

By Urban Jibaro On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Mi Gente! I Found A Gringa Loca Online…

LOL… made you look… While responding to a friend on Twitter @Miss_Rizos from I was checking out her blog and how it is all about curly hair. The website is in Spanish More...

By Urban Jibaro On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Where Does Mofongo Come From? Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic?

I saw this video from Internets Celebrities that MUN2 TV shared on Facebook today… and got confused… The video (which I loved by the way) asks the question… Is Mofongo From Puerto Rico or Dominican More...

By Urban Jibaro On Tuesday, June 7th, 2011


Familia… UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity, Alicia's words will be published. She is in South America right now but wants to convey her deep appreciation for the investment that you made in her More...

By Urban Jibaro On Monday, June 6th, 2011

What is a Botánica?

Image and Article via Wikipedia                     A botánica (often written botanica and less commonly known as a hierbería or botica) More...