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Scapes!

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Scapes, you ask? What am I talking about now? I am speaking of garlic scapes: the stem that supports the flower bud that develops on hardneck garlic in the spring. Maybe I need to backup a little and tell you a little about garlic. Read the rest of this entry »

Eat Your Weedies!

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Weeds can add to a delicious dinner!
Weeds can add to a delicious dinner!

Our summers in Baja are not conducive to growing spinach; it quickly bolts to seed. Our weather does encourage many, many weeds. A few years ago I noticed a plant that grew happily everywhere and one of my Mexican friends asked me if I was growing it on purpose to eat? What?! Growing it on purpose to eat? Read the rest of this entry »

Making Plumeria Blossom Jelly

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Mr. M and I have several collections of flowers, such as roses and plumerias. Although most people associate the plumeria, or frangipani, flower with Hawaii, they are actually indigenous to Mexico. The plants were originally taken to Hawaii by Mexican workers. In Hawaii they are sometimes called Cemetery plants Read the rest of this entry »

If Its St.Patrick’s Day…

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If it is St. Patrick’s Day and I am living in Mexico, how do I celebrate? Since my grandparents emigrated from Ireland to the US,  I really am of Irish descent. Today, we celebrated our Irish-Mexican relationship with green tamales!

Green chicken tamal
Green chicken tamal

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