Prickly pear cactus doesn’t look like a tasty treat—but it is

Eloise Serralde Nieto prepares a nopal tortilla. Prickly pear cactus doesn’t look like a tasty treat—but it is Nopal, as it is known in Mexico, is a nutritious plant that has been cultivated for 9,000 years By Joseph Sorrentino There aren’t many people who upon passing a prickly pear cactus would think, “Well, that looks like a tasty and nutritious plant.” Its stems tend to be thick and uninviting and its pads are covered with long needles. Worse, tucked in Read More …

An Uber in Mexico; Not common but finding a way!

Mexico is a great country to find solutions, with using existing methods, and as well using new technology! While I will say that is not the normal Uber Eats delivery driver, he found his way! My thoughts are, if I was him: “What do I have and how can I do it?” That is the Mexican way; period. Mexico is an incredible country, filled with loving and generational families, all tied together.   It is normal for a family of Read More …

8 places in western Mexico to escape a virus without running into a crowd

The sun sets behind Tequila Volcano. 8 places in western Mexico to escape a virus without running into a crowd These are places where you are unlikely to bump into a single soul When orders to “stay at home as much as possible” reached my community, I noticed an immediate result, which could be considered peculiar. Suddenly, there were many more people walking up and down our rustic, cobblestone streets than I had ever seen before. They were out there Read More …

Oaxaca Congress approves law prohibiting sale of junk food to minors

News Adults only. Oaxaca Congress approves law prohibiting sale of junk food to minors Supplying such products is also prohibited, but parents are exempt Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 The Congress of Oaxaca passed a law on Wednesday that bans the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to minors. Thirty-one lawmakers voted in favor of the so-called ley antichatarra, or anti-junk food law, while just one voted against it. Oaxaca becomes the first state in the country to Read More …

Little town of El Arenal may have been at the hub of a great civilization

Mexico Life Blue agaves cover a Guachimontón. DARIO CHAVIRA Santa Quiteria: Jalisco’s next tourism magnet or sad example of patrimonicide? Little town of El Arenal may have been at the hub of a great civilization If visitors to Guadalajara can be enticed to leave the city for a day, you can be sure they will head either to Tequila or to Teuchitlán or to both. On their way, they will speed right past the town of El Arenal, never suspecting that Read More …

The cave at the end of the world and the ghost town of Tequilizinta

Mexico Life The entrance to the cave, high above the Santiago River. The cave at the end of the world and the ghost town of Tequilizinta Exploring La Cuata Cave, set in a precipice overlooking the Santiago River in Jalisco “Yes, we were in La Cueva Cuata for six hours and never got to the end of it; finally crawled out at two in the morning!” Inspired by that report from a friendly stranger, we began our search for La Read More …

Shipment of ventilators shows US is a friend, says foreign minister of Mexico

First ventilators arrive from the US. Shipment of ventilators shows US is a friend, says foreign minister Machines are vital for the treatment of Covid-19 • Full coronavirus coverage here 945SHARES In times of adversity you learn who your friends are, Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday after the government took possession of a shipment of ventilators from the United States. “The United States is a friend of Mexico, this is the proof,” Ebrard said at an event Read More …

Mexico’s favorite taco has immigrant roots

Something positive in this age of the lack of it. When you come to Mexico, you definitely should have a taco, no matter where you get it. Gracias y cuídate! Todd Bates   Shepherd’s tacos, commonly known as tacos al pastor. XXMAXUSXX / CC BY-SA Mexico’s favorite taco has immigrant roots Middle Eastern immigrants brought with them the technique of roasting sliced meat on a vertical spit Mexico’s most popular taco originated in the Middle East but why they should Read More …

Healthy black beans are found in many traditional dishes

Mexico Life This Black Bean Bake can be served as a hot dip or a side dish. Healthy black beans are found in many traditional dishes And they can even be used to replace some of the flour in brownies For a while I lived in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, one of Mexico’s most productive agricultural states. Pineapples and beans are two of its biggest crops. During harvest time, big piles of dried beans are piled on sidewalks outside the Read More …

COUPLE POSTPONES WEDDING IN MEXICO DUE TO COVID-19, DELIVERS RECEPTION FOOD TO LOCAL HOSPITAL

March 30, 2020 •Vallarta Daily News •Mexico News COUPLE POSTPONES WEDDING IN MEXICO DUE TO COVID-19, DELIVERS RECEPTION FOOD TO LOCAL HOSPITAL After the contingency in Mexico, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrea Negrete and Gustavo Fuentes were unable to celebrate their wedding, and decided to give away their reception food to a hospital. On Sunday, around noon, the couple arrived at the hospital in an uber, got out, set up a table and the food they had planned to Read More …