On December 7th in Colombia, friends get together to celebrate “el dia e las velitas”, a Christmas tradition in honor of the Virgin Mary. They light candles in front of their houses or on their balconies, cook traditional Christmas treats, like Natilla and Buñuelos and of course, they party

Ajiaco Bogotano (Colombia)

We typically serve the soup in ceramic black bowls just like the one in the photo, sitting in a basket . Ajiaco its a part of Christmas celebration for people in Bogota, the capital of Colombia.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Stuffed Grape Leaves Ingredient Checklist ● 2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice ● 1 large onion, chopped ● ½ cup chopped fresh dill ● ½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves ● 2 quarts chicken broth ● ¾ cup fresh lemon juice, divided ● 60 grape leaves, drained and rinsed ● hot water as needed ● 1 cup olive oil