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The Village Pharmacy: The Neem or Tea Tree

Neem (Azadirachta indica) or “tea tree” is a medicinal tree found in several regions of Mexico and locally in Huatulco. The Neem tree is originally from India and Burma and was introduced in Mexico in tropical and subtropical areas. It is an evergreen member of the Mahogany tree family Meliaceae. According to ancient texts, the tree […]

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Summer Reads

If you’re looking to learn a little more about Mexico for a good summer read, here we recommend a few of our favorites. Like Water for Chocolate Published in 1989 by Mexican novelist and screenwriter Laura Esquivel. This is the story of the De La Garza family in turn-of-the-century Mexico, romance, cooking, societal compromises, and […]

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Tlayudas: A Oaxacan Street Food Success Story

    Second only to dark chocolaty mole negro, tlayudas are without a doubt the principal, uniquely Oaxacan, culinary seduction, renowned throughout Mexico. While eaten virtually any time of day or night, tlayudas are more typically consumed late evenings, and tradition suggests that they be purchased from street vendors.    Tlayudas México 68 is one […]

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