Understanding canela, or Mexican cinnamon

Mexico Life Mexican cinnamon’s subtle heat and warm flavor add complexity and richness to a variety of dishes. Understanding canela, or Mexican cinnamon With whiffs of vanilla, honey and florals, it’s perfect for sweet or savory dishes   Published on Saturday, October 16, 2021         85SHARES If you’ve noticed that the cinnamon here in Mexico tastes different than what you’re used to in Canada or the United  States, you would be correct. Canela (Mexican or Ceylon cinnamon) Read More …

PUERTO VALLARTA AIRPORT WILL OFFER COVID-19 TESTING TO HELP MEET NEW U.S. TRAVEL RULES

January 25, 2021 •Vallarta Daily News •Puerto Vallarta News PUERTO VALLARTA AIRPORT WILL OFFER COVID-19 TESTING TO HELP MEET NEW U.S. TRAVEL RULES  The airports of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta will have laboratories for the application of covid-19 detection tests starting today, January 25, 2021. The Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) will offer this service, as the United States Government will require from Tuesday, January 26, a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test from all people entering its territory. According Read More …

Mexico City police department has its first openly gay commander

News Javier Berain has 800 officers under his command. Mexico City police department has its first openly gay commander ‘I’m honored to be in charge in an institution that used to oppress us’ Published on Monday, December 21, 2020 Mexico City got its first openly gay commanding officer after Javier Berain took office earlier this month as the police department’s new general director of transit policing. Berain has 800 officers under his command. Berain told the newspaper Milenio that it Read More …

Brighten your holiday with Mexico’s ever-popular ponche navideño

Ponche navideño is Mexico’s version of holiday punch. Brighten your holiday with Mexico’s ever-popular ponche navideño This mulled beverage is a winner no matter how you make it Holidays are always a good time to add something new and festive to the table, don’t you think? In Mexico, the winter holidays stretch from December 12, the Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe, to the Day of the Magi on January 6. I’ve lived in neighborhoods where posadas moved from house Read More …

Mexico Unveils National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

Mexico Unveils National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy BanderasNews.com December 11, 2020 “In Mexico, vaccination against COVID-19 will be free and universal. The immunization process will be in five stages, with priority given to health workers and the elderly.” – Mexico Ministry of Health 2 Mexico City – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday led the presentation of the National Vaccination Policy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “The vaccine will be given universally and free of charge because it is the right Read More …

Colima’s El Salto de Peña Colorada waterfall park rewards the intrepid

Even with the water park constructed around it in later years, El Salto Cascade still retains much of its natural beauty. Colima’s El Salto de Peña Colorada waterfall park rewards the intrepid With caving, swimming, and picnicking, this tiny nature park is worth the effort it takes to find it Published on Friday, November 13, 2020 It all began as a beach holiday. Having heard that the oceanfront town of Cuyutlán, Colima, had “the most beautiful black sand beach you Read More …

Annual pilgrimage has ancient pre-Hispanic and Catholic roots

Mexico Life Mexico City’s Pilgrimage of the Concheros has roots dating to the Conquest. Annual pilgrimage has ancient pre-Hispanic and Catholic roots Thousands of musicians and dancers gather every November in Tlatelolco, Mexico City By Joseph Sorrentino Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Every second Sunday in November, Tlatelolco’s Plaza de Tres Culturas in Mexico City fills with the smell of incense, the pounding of drums and singing as thousands of concheros from across central Mexico gather for their pilgrimage Read More …

Preparation is the key when cooking eggplant

Mexico Life The purplish-black, pear-shaped eggplant is the most common. Preparation is the key when cooking eggplant Like tomatoes, they’re a fruit belonging to the nightshade family Published on Monday, October 12, 2020 My first memories of eggplant are not good ones. Every Sunday, my mother would make the recipe from the New York Times Magazine for dinner. Whatever it was – cold cucumber soup comes to mind — it would be on our plates that evening. My siblings and Read More …

Migrating to Mexico with an aging parent proved to be right for US couple

Many boomers cozy up to the idea of living abroad. Many have chosen Chapala. Migrating to Mexico with an aging parent proved to be right for US couple It was a better way to go than an assisted living facility in Bend, Oregon By Greg Custer If you’re in your 60s and from the United States it’s likely you are pondering a “What next?” dilemma, appraising lifestyle choice in the glaring light of America’s Covid-19 medical care debacle, a dearth Read More …

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 …