Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spicy Rat

Spicy Rat — Ratatouille with some Jalepeño pepper added for a bit of an additional kick. As you can imagine, the prep here (all done by hand) is somewhat time-consuming, but if you are stuck in Houston International waiting for … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom in Central Park

After watching the bougainvillea burst out in San Miguel, we arrived back in NY just in time for the Cherry Blossom in Central Park to do the same thing — early this year because of the warm spring.

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That’s Odd

We woke up last week to find a phalanx of Centurions below our bedroom window, which was not what we normally expect. But, in San Miguel you get used to pretty much everything. Actually, the Stations of the Cross being … Continue reading

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A Wotsit of Angels

A gaggle, a giggle, a flight, an exultation ? Actually I think it is a choir, but anyway, we came across this stack of portable angels, each resting on their carrying sleds, in a courtyard in the back of the … Continue reading

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Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza

Last night in the Plaza de Toros in San Miguel, we had the privilege of seeing Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, acknowledged as the World’s greatest rejoneador, or horse bullfighter, perform. To watch the way this Spaniard and the several remarkable … Continue reading

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Cute, Cute, Cute

Now I hate cute, but sometimes it is irresistible. This house on Hernandez Macias in San Miguel, between Pila Seca and Umaran, has weathered like a Hollywood set designer’s dream. I would groan if I saw it in a movie, … Continue reading

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Gringas? or Gringas?

Our favorite puesto de tacos (taco truck), is parked every evening at 8 outside the Biblioteca here in San Miguel. We eat here regularly, and to the amazement of many of our gringo friends are still alive. But the favorite … Continue reading

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