Artichoke season has arrived in Central Mexico, the time of year known locally as the temporada de calor, or hot season. By the standards of most other places, it really would not be called "hot," but at 7000 or so feet, it doesn't usually get much hotter.
And the arrival of this Spring weather means artichoke season, when our friend Tim, a French-trained chef and a professor at a Puebla university, makes the eagerly anticipated drive to what we call the "artichoke farm," where the odd-looking thistles are waiting to be picked...
Mexconnect readers, a priceless lot, ask occasional questions via e-mail. They receive sincere efforts at answers. Some exchan... read more
On February 25th, 2015 a dear friend and loyal supporter of Mexconnect and many ex-pats died. He will be missed and we have a ... read more
It has been said that beauty is where you see it and genius is all around, waiting to be identified. Beauty — Quinta Tesoro ... read more
Snowbirds are landing in our exciting little corner of Mexico. Merchants say none too soon. We, the Wests, enjoy Christmas at ... read more
Artichoke season has arrived in Central Mexico, the time of year known locally as the temporada de calor, or hot season. By th... read more
Tostadas are one of our pantry staples, and so are marinated artichoke hearts. Vegetarians can leave out the chicken and subst... 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
Sun-drenched colors of burnt ochre and red ignite massive walls and bring stone-chinked surface patterns to life. Antique wood... read more
Every March, celebrations for El Senor de La Conquista (The Lord of the Conquest) completely fill the Jardin Principal of San ... read more