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Noche Buena

I always assumed poinsettia was a Christmas flower because the colors are right. And I’m...

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Wintering with monarchs

What country can claim the monarch, which lives in Canada, US and Mexico? Growing up...

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Malecón

Puerto Vallarta’s malecón or boardwalk is full of art and truly delightful. (Especially if you...

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Fastest restaurant in the world!

We ate at Karne Garibaldi, a restaurant in Guadalajara which holds the Guinness Record for...

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Pregnant chickens for lunch

Sounds creepy, sorry for the sleazy headline. Actually, I had no idea how sleazy pollo...

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Eating in Puerto Vallarta

We’ve been eating at “home” with our friends most meals on our Puerto Vallarta vacation,...

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Playa Destiladeras

Próspero año nuevo! This is beach season in Mexico, and we’ve been in Puerto Vallarta....

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Chiles en Nogada

‘Tis the season for green, red and white, so I’m borrowing chiles en nogada from...

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Chayote culling

Remember when we biked home with bags full of pears, as payment for permaculture consulting...

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Su casa es mi casa

Friends in Patzcuaro get to housesit for a family who splits their time between the...

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Sort of married

Caitlin and Nathan get married today! In honor of marriage, here’s a silly story. I...

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Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead, like virtually all holidays, is an excuse to eat extra...

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Getting unstuck

How do you drive your van-house away after 6 months of parked living? Gravel, straps,...

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Mezcal

Between the festival de mezcal and talking with mezcal producers, we’ve discovered a few reasons...

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Learning the language

I figured we’d be forced into Spanish language proficiency by living in Mexico. Immersion, right?...

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Gris

Gris is noisy, bold, demanding and social. I was shopping for chickens when I saw...

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Our favorite mistakes

Here’s an abbreviated gallery of mistakes we’ve made: We’ve been baking in our grill and...

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Viva la Independencia!

My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you...

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Pools for pears

Good trade. A woman showed up at our gate a few weeks ago with a...

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13 pesos

Someday we’ll have a bike delivery business. We imagine selling coffee on beaches or in...

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Sun salutations

Monday is our official anniversary and we’ll do 108 sun salutations, a tradition to mark...

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La Milpa

The three sisters have so many siblings! Have you heard of three sisters gardening? Corn+beans+squash,...

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Family trip

Sometimes we all need to pile into the truck and go to the vet. Vacunas...

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Leaving Mexico

Mexico elected a new president yesterday, along with about 18,000 other officials. What I hear...

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Rustico

We have a new kitchen! It’s glorious, fancy and oh-so-useable. Also rustico. Yeah, rustic. Victor...

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Picadura escorpion

Here’s what I learned from my first scorpion sting: pre-emptive strikes have a place, even...

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Good dogs make good neighbors?

I met a neighbor when his dog crawled under our gate. Uncle Stan thought an...

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