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How would you like to spend a ‘Weekend in Havana?’

Get your popcorn popped, your snuggies ready, and your bags packed (with your favorite Nicolita bikini of-course), to be transported to Havana in 1941. Last night I took my trip to Havana 1941 via ‘Weekend in Havana’. I had so … Continue reading

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Don’t leave home without your….Nicolita bikini and your Cuba travel book

Prior to our trip to Cuba I did a lot of research online and talked to some family members who had been. I also decided to pick up a CUBA travel book to read before leaving and use during our … Continue reading

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Get your conga drums and nicolita bikinis packed….the 27th International Jazz Festival of Havana 2011

The streets of Havana were buzzing with the sounds of salsa and conga beats during our trip to Cuba last year. So, I can only imagine what it would be like to attend the International Jazz Festival of Havana and … Continue reading

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Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars

Watch and dance with Andy Garcia and the CineSon All Stars on January 8 at Catalina Bar and Grill 6725 Sunset Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028 for more info: http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/

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Cuban Cigars

I’m not much of a cigar smoker, but I’m fascinated with the history, manufacturing process, and graphic design of Cuban cigars. I was fortunate enough to visit Vinales, the Valley where tobacco leaves are grown and the Partagas cigar factory, … Continue reading

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Cuban New Years Eve Tradition with a Nicolita bikini twist

My grandmother and parents would always do some Cuban superstitions on New Years Eve. I remember the first time my grandmother told me to eat 12 grapes I thought she was crazy. As I grew older, it was something I … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #11 & #12! Fried Plantains

Plantains Tostones 2 green plantains Oil for frying Salt Preparation: Heat the oil to 375 degrees. While the oil is heating up, peel the green plantains and then cut them into 3/4 inch slices. Fry the slices in the hot … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #9 & #10! Cuban sides that you cannot live without.

SIDES Black Beans and White Rice 1 pound dried black beans 4 cups of water 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped ¼ pound salt pork, chopped 1 pound smoked ham hocks, cut in … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #8! Mom’s Arroz con Pollo.

This arroz con pollo dish was my Mom’s go-to dish. It was a staple meal in our house at least once a week. Servings: 6 Ingredients: 1 three pounds chicken 2/3 cup oil ¼ kilogram onions 1 stalk of parsley … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #7! Ropa Vieja

So, I know I said that Cuban and Media Noche sandwiches were ‘hands down’ my favorite Cuban food, but I’m also going to have to make an exception for Ropa Vieja too. Ropa Vieja, when prepared with lots of love … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #4 & #5! Let’s get this Cuban kitchen started. Sofrito and Mojo

In Cuban cuisine, sofrito is prepared in a similar fashion, but the main components are onions, garlic, and green bell peppers. It is a base for beans, stews, rices, and other dishes, including ropa vieja and picadillo. Other secondary components include, but are not limited to: tomato sauce, dry white wine, cumin, bay leaf and cilantro (coriander). Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #2 & #3! Cuban and Media Noche Sandwiches

One of my Cuban weaknesses is Cuban and Media Noche sandwiches. These are ‘hands down’ my favorite Cuban food. (These are not on the Nicolita bikini diet, but everything is fine in moderation.) I just love how the buttered bread … Continue reading

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Cono Que Rico #1! Meat Croquettes you will love!

There is nothing like freshly made croquettes before a big Cuban feast. These little amazing creatures are the perfect Cuban appetizer to serve to your guest.**Warning, once you start, it’s extremely hard to stop eating these croquettes Meat Croquettes Servings: … Continue reading

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Cono que RICO!! Top 15 Cuban Dishes to Learn how to cook.

I’ve just recently gotten more interested in cooking and baking, but my Cuban cooking skills definitely need a little ‘fine tuning’. Over the next week I am listing my TOP 15 Cuban Dishes to master in the New Year. So … Continue reading

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Engagement Photos…60′s retro hits the beach

Engagement photo sessions have been extremely popular with couples who are about to tie the knot. Photo sessions can be as simple as a black and white portrait, to over the top in props and set design. Even though I’m … Continue reading

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Want to learn more about PastPort: Cuba?

Check out SiTV.com/Pastport to learn more about the Documentary, feature air dates and about me and my family. Yes, that’s me dressed up like a clown too when I was 3 years old. lol!!

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Reminiscing of Cuba

Today celebrates a year since our life changing two week trip to Cuba in 2009.  I have had a lot of people ask me about the trip and my experience traveling to Cuba LEGALLY and what my reactions were to … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks- Cuban Style

It was a year ago the day after Thanksgiving that we traveled to Cuba to film the documentary and embark on a life changing adventure. I cannot believe a year has gone by so quickly and how much my life … Continue reading

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UNESCO- World Heritage CUBA

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the … Continue reading

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Nicolita wants to hear from You!

Did you get to watch Pastport: Cuba The Search for Nicolita last Sunday? What did you think? Do you want to visit your families home land? Do you have any questions about Cuba? Either email us at info@mynicolita.com or post … Continue reading

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Hollywood Documentary Screening!

Last night was the Hollywood Premiere of Pastport: Cuba The Search for Nicolita. Over 250 people attended this VIP event at Siren Studio’s Penthouse event space. The penthouse is incredible and over looks all of Hollywood and the actual Hollywood … Continue reading

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TooFab.com Post!!

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