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Summertime Summertime

What a fabulous time I had on my trip North this summer! Here are a few highlights:</ I flew to Seattle and took the airport shuttle North to Bellingham. Son Phil had broken his hand while removing the decking from his back deck so we had to scale back our activities a little but we still had a great time. I tried to convince him that we could all pitch in and work on replacing the wood while he supervised...

Don’t Weed Your Garden…

until it’s time to make a salad, anyway! Here in Mazatlán the weed I see most often in my garden is purslane – in Spanish verdolagas. Right now we have a good crop going and I use them in smoothies and salads all the time.  They are super nutritious and a good source of Omega-3’s. I see them in the grocery store frequently but why not just pick your own as you need them? I had a great trip to...

Shopping in Mazatlán

I finally headed out today to Naturalia and Dulceria Don Juan since the cupboards were getting bare. I’d been putting it off as it has been a bit too hot and humid lately for schlepping heavy bags in the blazing sun. We eat a lot of nuts and seeds and even though it was hot I braved the weather this afternoon to replenish our stores. First I went to Naturalia. (Zaragoza 807, Centro) They have all kinds of things I...

My Health Promoting Turmeric Tonic

I admit it. I am a health nut. I’ve written extensively about the things I do to keep healthy, but basically I just eat real food. Fruits and vegetables of course, with as much organic as I can find. I drink a ton of water and seldom have sugar or processed foods. I make, eat and drink a lot of fermented foods. I choose sea salt or Himalayan salt over table salt. I choose coconut or olive oil over canola....

It’s Springtime in Mazatlan

Spring is in full swing here in Mazatlán. The sun is higher in the sky, giving the plants in our central courtyard the rays they’ve been craving – our hibiscus plants have been blooming non-stop for a month! It’s been a bit over a month since my last post, probably the longest gap in posts ever here on Countdown to Mexico! Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to since Jess & Lourdes left at the end of March....