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Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus
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Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus

By Tim Hazell Romans, Greeks and Persians were fond of mixed salads; combinations of greens tossed with olive oil and vinegar. Layered and dressed salads have been popular in Europe since the Roman imperial expansions. Mary Queen of Scots enjoyed boiled celery root over greens covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil and slices of...

Hats Off to Güera
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Hats Off to Güera

By Megan Gabel On December 29, 2009, Güera arrived at the SPA. Her age was guessed at 2 years old, but we now think she was a couple of years older. She was a love, gazing at you with kind, gentle, and vulnerable eyes. She had a funny habit of running around in circles to...

Vistas San Miguel
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Vistas San Miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. Her new book, Vistas de San Miguel, a collection of these sketches from the...

“Vistas de San Miguel”
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“Vistas de San Miguel”

  Is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende   By Susan Dorf, A local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can find information and a schedule of her workshops in Art Journaling and Urban Sketching...

The Legendary Salón México
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The Legendary Salón México

DanceEl Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailablescon el Club de Danzón “Mercerina”Live music with la Orquesta Marimba Tono 13Sun, Mar 1, 4:30–7:30pmPlaza Cívica, CentroInfo: 121 4319 (Cultura y Tradiciones) 154 5840 (Leo, El Brujo del Danzón)Free By Leonardo Rosen Mexico City has a long tradition of social dance and musical influence from Cuba. There was a...

SPA Pets of the Month, March 2020
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SPA Pets of the Month, March 2020

By Jayn Corral and Megan Gabel Jerry, almost two-years-old, is a spunky and entertaining large, sleek tabby. Frisky, fun, and affectionate, he has a mind of his own and is full of surprises. Larissa, just over a year old, is a black-and-white beauty with longish fur. Her personality is as beautiful as her coat. Very...

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Who Will Tell Your Story? Writing Workshop

WorkshopWho Will Tell Your Story?Writing Workshop with Maia WilliamsMon and Wed, Mar 2, 4, 9, 11, 2-4pmUS$120 or 2,200 pesosPre-register by Mar 1: US$100 or 1,850 pesosInfo and registration:wownowmx@gmail.com By Maia Williams We are born to notice, to remember, and to share our stories. Though useful, formal academic training is not necessary to begin recording...

Avocados and the Tehuacán Valley
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Avocados and the Tehuacán Valley

By Tim Hazell The avocado (Persea americana), a tree with probable origins in south-central Mexico, is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado or alligator pear, is botanically a berry containing a single large seed. Native Oaxaca criollo avocados, the ancestral form of...

Travel News
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Travel News

  By Judy Newell Mexico News Los Cabos’ New Tourist Tax The Mexican state of Baja California Sur—home to resort cities like Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz—has launched its fund for a Sustainable Baja Sur, which began November 9, 2019. Under the fund, foreign visitors staying for more than 24...

Public Scrutiny and Testing Needed for Electoral Technology
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Public Scrutiny and Testing Needed for Electoral Technology

The Computer Corner By Charles Miller Appearing in the news recently were headlines like “Iowa’s disaster is shaking voters’ faith in elections,” referring to the failure of the vote reporting app used in the caucus. Following up on that, I hope that I will be able to calm at least some people’s fears. It is...