I have a thing about trees. I am not sure where it started. It might have been when I became interested in urban greening, and realized that tree cover in urban areas is a big problem. That led to me learning a lot about what trees grow best in cities, which led me to learning a lot about trees in general. While living in Baltimore, … Continue reading Trees of Oaxaca
One hot afternoon last fall, I ordered a chamoyada in the café across the street from our house without knowing what it was. It came in a tall glass full of ice, a little weirdly creamy, with sweet, spicy, sour flavors. I thought it was delicious. Super refreshing on a hot day. Months later, I finally looked it up. I may have been reluctant to … Continue reading What the #*&$@# is a Chamoyada??
We are constantly being surprised by what one can and cannot find in Oaxaca. Some things, we discover, are just available in places you wouldn’t expect. For example, we found that the local traditional market did, in fact, sell short-grain rice (the kind used in Asian cuisine)–but you had to ask for it at the “spice and seeds” shop. Socks are available in the same … Continue reading Revision