Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vamos a celebrar el Cinco de Mayo

Dear Diary:

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico, commemorating the unexpected Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  The battlefield is now a park in Puebla which I visited a few years back.

To celebrate this day, I decided to take my picture in a field of agave and of course that brought tequila to mind.

"Tequila is Mexico", I read as a quote and I think that's a true statement.  Technically tequila is a mezcal, from the agave plant but gets its name from the specific region of Mexico from where it comes.

There are five types of tequila with the blanco type being the most popular and ending with the anejo which has been aged for at least three years and is rare, with a brandy-like taste.

I do like tequila as a drink but it's especially nice to cook with.  It makes a great marinade and puts a nice tang in sauces.  Tequila goes particularly well with  chicken or shrimp.

So celebrate Cinco de Mayo in any way you can.  Felicidades México!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila / HUSH
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye shadow and lashes: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (black and teal)
Hair: DBS Winnifer

Costume: Touch of Ireland Folklorica ruffle dress (aqua)(dress, hair accessory, shoes)

Earrings: PC Studded gold circles
Bracelet: Mandala Takara bangle (gold)

Poses: Storin Annah model behavior

Location: Paisaje Agavero Tequila Landscape (UNESCO World Heritage)