Corn was the crop of choice 17 years ago when we landed in Mexico, on the shores of Lake Chapala. Everybody who had a patch of ground had a corn patch. More land, more corn, some for tamales, some for farm animals, some for the market.
A surge in tequila sales created a shortage of agave. Now, Berries are the "in" thing. In much of Jalisco and some of Michoacan....
As churches go, San Patricio by the Sea is an intriguing addition in the low-rent district. It had a humble beginning, born of... read more
It appears much of the world is very interested in Mexico. A surprising number of Mexconnect readers asked the old gringo abou... read more
I stepped to the front of the restaurant, near the screen, and turned around. From the darkened room, the worst motorcycle gan... read more
Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city happens to be situated right next to a beautiful pine and oak forest covering more t... read more
Probably the most ubiquitous element in Mexican seafood salads is shrimp, a versatile ingredient that goes equally well with f... read more
Mexican crab salad The bright, fresh taste of the tomatoes and cucumbers make Mexican crab salad with cilantro lime vinaigrett... read more
Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of March.... read more
February 20, 1943 — A brand-new volcano, subsequently called Paricutín, erupts in a farmer’s field in Michoacan. It attra... read more
Corn was the crop of choice 17 years ago when we landed in Mexico, on the shores of Lake Chapala. Everybody who had a patch of... read more
Like a shimmering mirage that lasts only until your next blink, the Tuesday Market, or tianguis, appears once a week at dawn, ... read more
It is late afternoon in Mexico, two days before Palm Sunday, and it is the day that honours Nuestra Señora de los Dolores —... read more
A life-sized Virgin Mary statue with imploring, heaven-raised eyes welcomed me into the courtyard of my favourite café in Oax... read more