The circle of life

Lessons from the hummingbirds I went to a cafe recently and sat outdoors (in these ‘unprecedented times’ better to be covid-conscious). The cafe is gorgeous and it has a garden. You’d hardly know you were in Hermosillo if it weren’t for the searing heat and the guy using a leaf blower right near your table…… Continue reading The circle of life

Tlatelolco, 2 October, 1968: Mexico’s Tiannamen Square

Let’s play a game of word association. I’ll give you a word and you say the first 5 things that pop into your head. Don’t over think it. First word: Mexico Aaaand GO! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I can say without hesitation that some of your words were tacos, beer, fiestas, Cancun, sombrero, or cactus. Even though you…… Continue reading Tlatelolco, 2 October, 1968: Mexico’s Tiannamen Square

Let’s taco about quokkas, jamoncillo, tlacuaches and isolation.

25 September 2020, 12:15am: Still no sign of el vecino gallo. Piolo reminded me that we did in fact hear someone shout, “I’m going to kill you,” directed at el vecino gallo. This is after all, Mexico and people just kind of do what they want. In fact, the society here only functions at all…… Continue reading Let’s taco about quokkas, jamoncillo, tlacuaches and isolation.

If 2020 was a pizza topping, it would be pineapple & pubes: reflections on teaching

Saturday 22 August 2020, 3:19am: It’s been more than a week since I last heard el vecino gallo. Has he moved away? Has he gone on holidays? Has he died of coronavirus? Is he busy making sourdough? Has he been turned into caldo de pollo? Or has he just decided to shut up? I guess…… Continue reading If 2020 was a pizza topping, it would be pineapple & pubes: reflections on teaching

Recipe 2: Tacos de tinga de zanahoria (tacos of tinga with carrots) and being run out of town

Annoying food blogger bit – just 5 sentences I promise! Tinga originated in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, not too far from Mexico City. Puebla is one of my favourite places in Mexico – I can’t even be angry at it after I ate some dodgy street food and shredded my asshole in the…… Continue reading Recipe 2: Tacos de tinga de zanahoria (tacos of tinga with carrots) and being run out of town

Recipe 1: Sopa de tortilla (soup – not soap, possibly coriander though)

This is my first recipe post. I am taking the opportunity while I live in Mexico to practice cooking some Mexican food and share them with my readers. I am focusing on recipes that are: – relatively easy- have ingredients you can buy easily in Australia (sometimes I have modified recipes slightly so this is…… Continue reading Recipe 1: Sopa de tortilla (soup – not soap, possibly coriander though)