Ancient CHamorus marked time based on the cycles of the moon and the seasons of their islands. Mindful of this tradition, author Dolores Barcinas Santos captured the seasons of her family in Guam’s village of Malesso’ with her new book, “13 Months in Malesso’.”
As you explore Guam, you’ll notice symbols that are prevalent in art, design, and architecture around the island. Get to know these symbols of Chamorro culture that represent Guam history, identity, and island pride.
In ancient CHamoru society, women were often tasked with weaving everyday items such as lidded bags (balakbagk) for carrying tools, small, rectangular baskets (kottot) used for gifting rice, and fans and hats that guarded against the noon heat.
Editor’s note: The U.S. territory of Guam is comprised of 19 municipalities, or villages, many with their own distinct character and local flavor. They range from the larger more populated villages of Yigo and Dededo in the north, to their smaller rural counterparts like Merizo and Umatac on the island”s southern tip.
One our favorite appetizers when we eat out are crab-stuffed mushrooms. Tender mushrooms, sweet crab meat, and melted cheese are sure to make these tasty morsels a hit at your dinner table. With my easy recipe, you don’t have to wait until you eat out to enjoy them — now you can make these in your very own kitchen!
Ice cream is the classic dessert people have loved since they were kids. Although delicious, ice cream does have a bad rep for being unhealthy. What if you could make an all-natural, healthy version of your most desired treat? Well, you’re in luck thanks to banana ice cream!
Chewy, round little tapioca balls resting at the bottom of the drink also known as sago or boba in Asian countries, are what we know better as black pearls, and are all the rage as one of today’s fads in food. “They’re like a snack and a drink all in one,” explains one bubbly tea fanatic.