Category Archives: Gardening


Pear tree

I have had this one pear tree on the side of my garden for about 10-12 years. We usually shared the pears with the animals and bees because of the skin of pears, it had black spots, sometimes super dry skin, the fruits are small, so totally not good looking pears—totally different then my other pear tree. But animals...
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Tomato juice

Tomato juice, using the last tomatoes from the garden Tomato juice, around 8-10l, pour in the big pot, add salt, to your taste, around 1/4 cup or less, sugar 2/4 cup, bay leaves, black peppercorns, 1tsp, 6 garlic cloves, smashed. Boil for 15 min, pour to the clean jars. (more…)...
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Colorful corn and corn smut

Colorful corn and corn smut, also known as Mexican truffle, cuitlacoche. We tried it at Tepoztlan, when we had our cooking classes there, it was tasty! The unique, earthy taste has been part of local cuisine since Aztec times. They would use the corn and the attached fungus in tamales and stews. Huitlacoche has a very pungent earthy, sweet...
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