Going Bananas

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Here in Baja the climate is great for growing many types of subtropical plants, including bananas. I have a small collection of banana cultivars, some of which do very well and others are marginal at best. One of my favorites is the Blue Java, or Ice Cream banana. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Beet Of My Garden

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I haven’t written for several weeks because we have been traveling. Before we left on our trip we made what was a fairly large investment for us: hose end water timers. I shopped for them at some of the discount retailers in San Diego 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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Today is a Holiday

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Today is an Official Holiday here in Mexico. It is the day set aside this year to celebrate the birthday of Benito Juarez. He was actually born on March 21st, 1806, the child of Zapoteco Indians. He is very revered political leader. Read the rest of this entry »