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Trying to learn some new tricks

  I read Theresa’s blog post about missing her reference books, and it made me think about how many adjustments I’ve needed to make in my cooking since moving to Mexico. I guess I should clarify. I am a vegetarian, and I brought my favorite five or six cookbooks with me when we moved. But it is challenging to make anything out of them without substitutions since so many things are hard to find or unavailable. I was looking through...

I love gomitas

In the US my favorite candies were Hot Tamales, Red Vines, and Spice Drops. I seem to like things kind of chewy and sometimes with sugar sprinkles. When we moved here it took me a while to find a new addiction….above, you see my favorite pre-packaged treat and below, the ones I buy at the mercado. I like them both equally, but the packaged ones are more gooey. Yum....

What we miss

Paul and I have been asked what we miss from up North by several people who are considering moving to Mexico. At first we said “nothing” and then realized that there are a few things that we miss – in varying amounts… Natural Peanut Butter….you can get small jars of sweetened peanut butter in most grocery stores, and occasionally I’ll see a decent sized jar of Skippy, but that’s it. I should buy some peanuts and grind them in my...

Vegetariana en México

A picture of some vegies from my garden in 2002!   I’m a vegetarian. México isn’t the easiest place for non-meat eaters. Meat makes everything more rich and tasty….but not to me. When we first arrived I ate more than my share of quesadillas and iceberg lettuce salads, but not any more! We usually eat vegetarian at home so when we go out it is also Paul’s chance to eat meat. Here’s a rundown of the meals I’ve eaten in...

Thoughts on Food

I love food. And I am a vegetarian. I don’t eat meat or seafood because I have an active visual side to me that brings up images of the critter in its live state that spoils any chance that I might want to eat it in its (dead) state… I really sometimes wish I could eat meat, as life would be a lot easier, especially in Mexico. But I can’t change who I am, so there are always a lot...

We’re getting our move on

  Several things happened today: I sold one of our dog kennels for $150 and a bookcase for $20 both of which had been sitting around getting in the way for way too long. Ca-ching! After we had $170 bucks burning a hole in our pockets we headed to town for some Mexican food at El Pueblito, our favorite place for obvious reasons. (vegie enchiladas for me and carne asada for Paul) I picked up a book I’d put on...

Dreamland

  Both Paul and I have been dreaming a lot lately, and for both of us most of our dreams have related to relocation. Interesting, no? In talking about this, we realized that while we have planned and talked of this day for a long time – that now, with all the packing and selling we’re doing – it is reality. Today on our walk we realized that we won’t be here for next year’s apple crop. Why was that...