Irish Heritage in Mexico

Irish Heritage in Mexico

March 17 is the Feast Day of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, in the Christian calendar, and it is celebrated as St. Patrick's Day all around the world, including Mexico. There are many notable people with Irish heritage in Mexico's History, and in this post, I am sharing some of their stories, including painter Edgardo Coghlan ... click on title for more

Torta de Chilaquiles – Another Crazy Sandwich

Torta de Chilaquiles – Another Crazy Sandwich

Around the turn of the century (and Millennium), a creative entrepreneur at the corner of Alfonso Reyes and Tamaulipas streets, in Mexico City’s neighbourhood of La Condesa, decided to give tortas (Mexican sandwiches) a unique twist, using chilaquiles (tortilla chips smothered in a Mexican sauce) as filling.  Over the years, she added extra ingredients, such as breaded chicken cutlets, and nowadays, there are many stands and restaurants all around the city offering tortas de chilaquiles ... click on title for more

Flower of the Day – Chia Pet™ Update

Flower of the Day – Chia Pet™ Update

In a previous post, I had mentioned that I received a Chia Pet™ as a Christmas gift from one of my daughters, and I included a brief history of this craft, originally from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This is a fun craft, especially to entertain a gardening project during one of the coldest parts of this winter season so far, as we are experiencing here in Southern Ontario ... click on title for more