As the time for the ripest summer fruit draws to a close, now is the time to capture the season's ephemeral flavor in a jar. Actually, several jars, because the mountains of fruit piled up in Mexico's markets now are too appealing to resist..
Technically, jam is a rustic preserve, a cohesive mixture of fruit and sugar, whereas marmalade has pieces of fruit suspended in jelly. In Spanish, one word mermelada — is used for both, which is much easier than explaining the difference...
Book lovers, especially those contemplating retirement near Lake Chapala, will enjoy Karen Blue's conversational interviews in... read more
Octavio Paz was a thinker, poet, writer and diplomat. Mexico's Congress has declared this "The Year of Octavio Paz" a century ... read more
In most places, a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, but not in many parts of Jalisco's Primavera Fore... read more
Cabo San Lucas, at the south end of Baja California Sur, can stand alone, a sparkling seaside gem. The convergence of the Sea ... read more
As the time for the ripest summer fruit draws to a close, now is the time to capture the season's ephemeral flavor in a jar. A... read more
This is a classic recipe from the Sierra Norte, adapted from Patricia Quintana's Cocina de los Angeles. Blueberries are nearly... read more
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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
"People unfamiliar with the Latin culture are curious, confused, and sometimes repulsed by the emphasis on suffering in religi... 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