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Our Favorite Ice Cream in México

When we travel in México we always keep our eyes out for Tepoznieves, our favorite ice cream store. Founded in the beautiful town of Tepoztlán, Morelos, there are outlets in many places in México.   They are well known for their interesting flavors of ice cream, but also their aguas – waters – that are my preference.  In the picture above you’ll see my guanábana agua on the left and I think Paul had tres leches. You can page through images...

Our delicious tropical life

I know it’s hot here, but that’s ok with me because it means we have a smorgasbord of tropical fruits and vegetables available. At the top of the post is my haul from the mercado today. One big pitaya (dragonfruit), two large guavas, a dozen small Mexican grown apples, two red grapefruit, and a new jicama. All of this produce cost me the equivalent of $8 USD, with the pitaya being the most expensive item, at 75 pesos or $4.50....

Growing Moringa

You probably remember that I’ve written about moringa and it’s amazing health benefits before. I’ve bought dried leaves that have been locally harvested at both Naturalia (Zaragoza 807) and Mercado Verde (Avenida La Marina 24) and there are powders available in a variety of places around town. In mid-June a friend gave me a moringa seedling that was about four inches high. I planted it in a flowerbed that I knew didn’t have very good soil but I had read...