Category Archives: Travel stories

Amargosa Opera House

To skirt seriously cold weather on our way back home we headed to Death Valley California. I?m so glad we did, the high desert landscape is gorgeous, we soaked our bones in natural hot springs, and visited China Ranch, a … Continue reading

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Abuela; *

She pushes her cart slowly I hear the tinkling bells. Sweet oranges, peanuts and spindly herbs is all she has to sell. I reach into my pocket for peso’s hiding there carefully select my purchase as if it’s made of … Continue reading

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Night of the Dead in Patzcuaro, Mexico

Frank and I traveled to Mexico in late October of this year.  We love to experience the colorful culture, kind people, and delicious cuisine of Mexico any time of the year, but this trip had a specific purpose: to experience … Continue reading

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Topolobampo, Rick Bayless’ famous Chicago Mexican Restaurant

CookWithUs.com The Oxman girls hit Chicago! 0r, how much can two sisters eat in two days in Chicago?  A lot! I wanted to eat dinner at Topolobampo more than anything.  This highly rated Mexican restaurant in downtown Chicago is owned … Continue reading

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Oyster Soup by Frida Kahlo

Mexican Cooking with Frida Fridas Fiestas is a beautiful cookbook with Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo, written by Gudalupe Rivera, Diego’s daughter, and Marie-Pierre Colle.   If you are not familiar with Frida Kahlo she is a larger … Continue reading

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