Horchata comes from Spain. However, like most things that came to the American Continent in the 1600-1800’s it changed over time. The original recipe featured ingredients like barley, almonds, sesame seeds, or tigernuts. Now, the Horchata served at local parties comes from a mixture of rice and cinnamon.
I grew up in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, México, where people either owned cattle ranches or fruit orchards. Much of my work ethic came from working on Rancho La Mesa (my family’s ranch). That ranch also sparked what grew into my wild imagination. I read somewhere that you should write the story you want to read, and that stuck with me. My writing began in sixth grade, around the time I began learning to type.