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Page 1It’s Christmas Eve and I have a bag of sour oranges waiting for me on the counter of my mother’s home in Miami to make the mojo.  My family of 50+ and counting takes turns hosting Nochebuena and this year it fell on us (collectively known as las Peláez) to plan and my cousin Cecilia to host.  Ceci and I used to spend the weeks before Christmas looking for hidden presents after school and now we’re texting each other centerpieces and searching for the least plastic-looking plastic plates at Party City.  It’s been a lot of work but grudging fun.  With each run to find the best turrones or tub of manteca, I can appreciate how much easier it is to plan Cuban Christmas in an essentially Cuban city.  Still, living between New York and Miami, I always have the sense of missing home while being home.  This year I got to write about Bringing a Cuban Christmas -Mojo and All – to Brooklyn for Edible’s joint holiday issue (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, and East End) so in some way I got to experience both at the same time.  Wishing everyone and peaceful and happy Nochebuena!  On a side note, the planning committee nixed my idea for a snow making machine but that will just give me something to look forward to next time around.