I hadn't given much thought to carrots in Mexican cooking until doing a recent search for carrot cake recipes, when it dawned on me that carrots are found in just about every kind of dish in Mexico, from salads to desserts. They are a reliable standby, sold in even the smallest markets.
The carrot is a basic ingredient of countless caldos (soups and broths) and stews. It is part of the flavor base of most chicken and beef stocks, and a flavoring in itself. It is especially appreciated in such Mexican classics as...
How this very rural elementary school has risen from nothing to something special is a stunning success story. The small Nayar... read more
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I am an advocate of slowing to almost a stop when speed bumps appear high enough to scar mufflers and rattle dental repairs. I... read more
I hadn't given much thought to carrots in Mexican cooking until doing a recent search for carrot cake recipes, when it dawned ... read more
Among the most charming presentations of any vegetable, these herb-wrapped bundles of baby carrots are a specialty of Cuetzala... read more
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The Aztecs formed a highly civilized society with poet-kings busily engaged in learned philosophical discussions. Unfortunatel... 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
The Girl from Veracruz is the twelfth and latest novel in John Scherber's Murder in Mexico mystery series. Like most of the ot... read more
Great intellectuals of the world have been talking for seven years about making things better. You can see how that has turned... read more