A few days in the Springs

Friday, April 15, 2011

Oh Palm Springs, how I missed you so...

If you have been following this blog you know that we spent a lot of time at a vacation home in the beautiful city of Palm Springs last summer. Spring is here and its starting to warm up, so we took advantage of the weather and headed down for some fun in the sun.

It wouldn't be the same without amazing food. When we were at the market buying our lobster tails...I had the idea of making "Jaiva" (hi-va).


Your shopping list:

Baby Shrimp

Imitation Crab Meat



Ripe Jalapeno (optional)

5+ Lemons

Tomatoes (optional)

White Onion


Chile Powder (optional)

Tapatio (optional)


Lets get started.

You will need to rinse your shrimp really well with cold water.

Add to a large bowl.

Shred crab meat, then add to bowl.

I know the shopping list I provided has jalapenos and tomatoes but I left them out because I knew Jude would not be able to enjoy it with us if they were in the mix. You would now chop up the cucumber, onion and cilantro and add to bowl. Now for lemon juice, salt, chili powder if you are using it...will be added then seafood salad will need to be tossed.

This is a sour dish...so the more lemon the better. If you can wait...I recommend sticking it in the fridge for at least 2 hours before eating. This will allow the lemon to soak into the shrimp and crab meat. I serve the "jaiva" with tortilla chips.

After dinner, it was time for a nice warm bubble bath for little Jude Isaac.
When he was tucked in and deep into his sleep, Carly and I had our girl talk time over mini cups of ice cream and nail polish.
In the morning, we started the day with fresh juice from the trees out back.

We have so many fruit trees in my moms back yard my whole life...I don't know how we don't have one of these pickers...this is a must!

Off to the pool we go!

The last time we were here, Jude was just learning to walk. He has grown so much!

I didn't want my little honey to get burned so he was in the pool with his dodger hat.
I bought Jude's vest at CVS for $20.

My hat was from FOREVER21 and Swim suit from WalMartBelieve it or not, Carly found this swin suit at the 99CENT store! I was shocked!

So blessed to have my son in my life.

I had such a great time. I didn't want to leave.

Its a home away from home.

*Latina Kisses*


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Lippylash said...

Looks like you had fun!!

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to take a trip to Palm Springs soon :-)...The man in the second pic. on the right side of your blog has to be your dad, right?, you look just like him :-)

Oh!, btw I love when you post food recipes.

REDLIZARDmake-up said...

i love your hat !! your makeup looks natural and glowing please let me know what you have on! im sure not much but still :)

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Anonymous said...

Really like your blog, it looks like a "baby and me" blog, I really like how ur son is included in most every thing, even the food u prepare, u make it thinking of him... (: he looks like he's so happy, he's so lucky to have u.

ddr005 said...

I love the sun kissed cheeks very springy

YazmiinAktar said...

aww looks like you had a great time! love your hat sonia! and jude's so cute! really grown up :)



PB and J apparel said...

I love vacations [<3]
wish I could have them more often lmao or like permanently be on vaca
I love your recipes they look so yummy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Look like you had a great time! I love jiva! And lil jude looks so big now...his baby face is turning into a big boys face....hehehhee

Tatiana said...

Sonia that last photo is absolutely beautiful and so full of love! Perfect to print and put on a portrait

Renee said...

your so beautiful :)

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Gabby said...

I love your hat.

miss.xcarmenx said...

jude is such a handsome baby boy.. i like how you post him in your blogs or videos and we watch him grow...

*** owwhhh is that the boyfriend on the side when you giving him a smooch on the cheek? you two make a beautiful couple :) happ for you.

vannya(: said...

I Love These Kind Of Blog Posts (:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had such a great time!! Really is beautiful there. And your boyfriend and you are super cute!

martienn said...

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Shopalot12 said...

I love your blog "style", so happy you are sharing recepie ideas as well, I can't wait to try this one! Thanxz!

Susie K said...

you should do a tutorial on Carly, her coloring and hair is to die for!