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Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

Mother’s Day – El Dia de las Madres

When I had the website redesigned and relaunched it, I decided that it would fulfill the promise of being a resource “for lovers of Mexican food and culture” and exemplify the meaning of my tagline: “Alone one cannot share life.” …

Guanajuato – The City

Guanajuato – The City

Someone asked me about Guanajuato yesterday.  I am happy to share this memory. During your stay in San Miguel de Allende, do yourself a favor and take a side trip to Guanajuato, this jewel of a city about 1 1/2…

To Mothers Everywhere-My Mother’s Pantry

To Mothers Everywhere-My Mother’s Pantry

  La Familia and Dia de las Madres Family is at the center of Mexican culture and the family as a group is the top priority. We live in a joyous extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, real or “de…

Yes!  You can eat at Mexican food if you’re on a diet!

Yes! You can eat at Mexican food if you’re on a diet!

Thanks to Tex-Mex, all Mexican food has gotten  the reputation of being greasy, heavy and fattening at least among those who haven’ t  traveled in Mexico or haven ‘t dined at restaurants such as Zarela and other fine Mexican dining…

Carmela’s House

Carmela’s House

  We walked into Carmela’s house in Casas Grandes and stepped back into the time of my youth.  Her radiant smile welcomed us, she was dressed to the nines in a turquoise Mexican  flowing outfit that she favors these days…

Rodica Prato’s Guayaba

Rodica Prato’s Guayaba

    Photo by Winston Cole or me of Rodica sitting pretty with Roland and their son, Savinien reflected in the mirror. You may remember that I recently wrote about the dinner my friends Ronald Caracostea, the best vegetarian home…

Disconnected: a real vacation, part 1

Disconnected: a real vacation, part 1

  The vacation ended with me singing La Embarcacion  with a young Uruguayan  guitar player as we sat on one of the spotless marble slabs  placed strategically under ramps and stairways in the spectacular and imposing Mexico City  airport. I…

Hospitality Mexican Style

I thought of titling this article Mi casa es su casa. The phrase has become as trite as Cielito Lindo and bothers me when I see it on ashtrays plaques, and refrigerator magnets (though needlework pillows are passable). Yet it…

San  Blas by Pedro de Aguinaga

San Blas by Pedro de Aguinaga

I asked my dear friend Pedro, a wonderful writer and a good illustrator, to write some articles for me in Spanish.  This sweet piece tells about how his father used to plan the routes for their frequent trips to Mexico…