Tlaxcala – Fireflies and More

Tlaxcala – Fireflies and More

In the Mexican state of Tlaxcala, in the municipalities of Nanacamilpa and Españita, there is El Santuario de las luciérnagas- The Firefly Sanctuary, where thousands of fireflies arrive in the summer months. Tlaxcala is the smallest state in Mexico, located in the Central region of the country; in spite of its size, Tlaxcala also has many other attractive features, rich in culture and culinary delights ... click on title for more 

Backyard Foraging – Potherbs (Quelites)

Backyard Foraging – Potherbs (Quelites)

Quelite is a generic name in Mexico, from the Nahuatl quilitl – edible green; a close translation to English would be “potherb”.   Originally, the name referred just to native plants, such as huauzontle, epazote and quintoniles (pigweed); during and after colonial times, new edible greens brought from Spain and around the world have been making the list, such as purslane, radish leaf, watercress, and lamb's quarters ... click on title for more