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  1. 19 hours ago, happyjillin said:

    Do you have access to anything like this in Morelia?

    I took that photo in Mexico City, last year or the year before.  Sorry, I meant to post that along with the photo.

    Yes, during the rainy season--which is just ending here in this part of Michoacán--there are women who forage for mushrooms in the wooded areas around Pátzcuaro.  In the market there, I find heaps of beautiful chanterelles and a couple of other varieties of mushrooms.  And then *poof*, the rains end and so do the mushrooms, until the next year.  

    These are some I bought over there:

    Hongos Silvestres Mercado Santo Niño Morelia.jpg

  2. On 2/11/2021 at 5:05 PM, rafterbr said:

    I'll admit it was a slow day and I thought I would give you something to think about.  The subject is real and I do like them.  I assume there are turkeys in  Mexico so my inquiry is not clueless.  Inquiring minds want to know.  They are located under the wings of male turkeys or so I have been told by butcher shops.

    Turkeys are NATIVE to Mexico.  

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  3. 1 hour ago, cedros said:

    You can't register until  you have sent a photo of the front of your INE/ IFE card.   Which as a non Mexican I don't have. 

    Use your Residente Temporal (or Residente Permanente), whichever you have.  That should work.

  4. On 2/15/2021 at 9:36 AM, Natasha said:

    THANK YOU More Liana!!!  Found a box of Special Kitty (rarely seen in our WM) and weighed out 3 kg. to put in one (of 3) boxes.  Divided remaining 5 kg    "Bob" into the other two.  Calculated how many days Special Kitty portion would have to last (before topping up) in order to equate  in price per kg/days used) to make cost effective against Bob.

    Well.... guess it doesn't matter.  Cats have voted. PAWS UP for Special Kitty. 😻 That box has had so much more use than the otehr 2 it's no contest. And yes, it clumps really hard and fast, tracks less, and is hanging in there even with unfair "use comparison". Only thing is now Karina G. and I will have to compete for Special Kitty when it's on the shelves!!!      (Based on price per kg. basis, Arena Bob in the box is an option if necessary, but no idea how it compares in performance to Special Kitty.)

    Natasha, what an amazing system you have!  I'm glad your cats have voted and that you agree with them, and that I could help.  

    Have you ever ordered online from Walmart?  They'll deliver Special Kitty to your door--and put it in the place you want to store it.  I often buy several boxes, since the Walmart where I shop--like your Walmart--is sometimes out of it.  When they have it, I grab it!

  5. 19 hours ago, johanson said:

    I think Costco sold, maybe still sells, these overly heavy bags of Kittie litter, which years back I did not think was that heavy. Boy, have things changed as I grew older and older and ................

    Costco sells Scoop Away in 19 kilo bags.  I get a guy at the exit to take it to the car and put it in the trunk.  I can lift it out, and I wheel it on my 2-wheel grocery shopping cart to the place where I keep it and push it into place.  

  6. On 2/13/2021 at 11:43 AM, happyjillin said:

    I haven't used white glue since grade school on paper and that wasn't for anything like this.  Crazy glue or quick acting epoxy for porcelain,glass or metal. I repaired this antique lamp with epoxy in about 1965 and haven't had to do anything to it since. This is not my first rodeo in repairs like this. By the way for wood I use Elmers carpenter glue  as I found the WHITE carpenters glue sold here inferior.


    Happyjillin, you might want to try Resistol 5000, if you haven't already.  It's really excellent for wood.  There are several different types, the one in the photo is for general use.  I use it fairly often, most recently the other day for re-gluing a shelf support with the back glued-on part of the support dried out.  (It's a very small 19th century chinoiserie shelf.)

  7. 1 hour ago, happyjillin said:

    My cigar guy,don Pablo was just here and suggested soaking in water for a while so that's what I'm going to try. It's a gourd carved on the outside by a father and son in Oaxaca. I got it on Amazon.mx.

    Guess what, Pedro...it's not a gourd.  Most people think it IS a gourd, but the jícara is a fruit that grows on the tecomate tree.   The fruits are cut in half and the flesh, reportedly somewhat poisonous, is scooped out of each half.  The insides of the shells are scoured, the jícaras are allowed to dry, and then they are carved or painted or left plain.  They do grow in southeastern Mexico, and they also grow in the beach areas of Michoacán.  Here's a photo I took in September 2020.  I have a bunch of them in a couple of sizes, and I've bought them all in Oaxaca.  Some are beige with darker brown carvings, like yours, and others are beige with black, and still others are painted brilliant red with designs in other colors.  Some are left whole, with the pulp drained out, and turned into sonajas (rattles).  I've never experienced with any of them the rapid absorption that you mention. 

    All photos are copy-write Mexico Cooks!

    Mercado Benito Juárez Jícaras.jpg

    Tlacolula Jícaras Rojas.jpg

    Tecomate Tree Playa Michoacán Sept 2020 1.jpg

    Oaxaca Benito Juárez Mkt 10 Jícaras y Sonajas.jpg

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  8. On 9/27/2020 at 10:35 AM, #HarryB said:

    If you have found anything GOOD please PM me with details





    Harry, I have used this one for about 10 years.  I really, really like it, you might also.  I buy it at any Walmart in Mexico.

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  9. 22 hours ago, Sonia said:

    Now in San Miguel and Puerto Vallarta, submit FMM renewal and any visa process and you will have finger prints and visa all in same day. This is coming to all of Mexico.

    Sonia, I've had difficulties with two different banks in getting my fingerprints to "read" on their fingerprint readers.  I understand that my fingerprints have pretty much worn away with the passage of time!  Weird, no?   But apparently true.

    On October 5, I have an appointment with INE to update my credencial.  Can you offer me any advance pointers or alternatives if my fingerprints refuse to register on their readers?

  10. 21 hours ago, MtnMama said:

    I am still waiting for exact details on dates and times, but Dems Abroad and LCS will be receiving the Diplomatic Pouch for folks from the 20 states who require mailed ballots. Everyone else please plan to email or fax your completed ballot back to your Local Election Official.

    I sent my ballot to California, via diplomatic pouch, in plenty of time for the 2016 presidential election.  The California elections people never received the ballot, and the embassy in Mexico City said it had been lost somewhere along the way.  I re-sent it via fax, an expensive proposition.  Caveat emptor, so to speak, but it arrived in time to be counted. 

  11. 2 hours ago, #HarryB said:

    Rather than suing go to Profeco. A lawyer will suck you dry with delays and assurances. You can file a complaint on line ,but, will have to go to Guad for a hearing. Best to hire a translator who knows Guad. It is hard to find. Profeco is VERY consumer oriented. Be very sure as to what you want in settlement and stand your ground. 

    My experience has been that unless you have a written contract with a provider, PROFECO doesn't handle a case.  "Written contract" includes airline tickets, and much more.  But if you simply let a guy take your washing machine, who said he'd fix it for you, you have no written contract.  YMMV.

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  12. All that was left of the tomahawk steak!  I think 8 of us shared the meat--it was fantastic.  (Among us, we also ate almost everything else on the menu.  We were invited by the owner of the restaurant!)

    Ricardo con Hueso.jpg

  13. 20 hours ago, Jubilacion said:

     We were the only Gringos getting our Immigration and TIP. We arrived at the crossing 08:15am (never saw a US CBP on the way into MX) and were through with our paperwork, TIP and vehicle inspection all in half an hour. No hassle. No covid. Just told them we were moving to Lake Chpala, Jalisco area. Mexican inspector said it was beautiful there and let us through. Bienvinedos a Mexico!

    We stayed on Toll-Roads, the whole way (much safer) and over nighted in Matahaula at Las Palmas Hotel (clean, safe and inexpensive with a restaurant). Drove to Lakeside next day. Tolls were under $80 USD (paid in pesos of course). Plenty of clean gas stations along the way. Excellent roads for 95% of the drive, and so was the scenery.


    Could you please tell me what a "CBP" is?  

  14. On 8/22/2020 at 8:26 AM, daisy2013 said:

    Bank of America no foreign transaction fees.  I use it all of the time 

    Bank of America DEBIT cards do have a foreign transaction fee: 3% of the amount you withdraw from an ATM.  In addition, if you withdraw from any bank in Mexico other than Scotiabank, you will also incur an ATM charge of $5.00USD.  Scotia has a global alliance with BofA that means one doesn't pay the ATM fee.  I can withdraw up to 8,000 pesos from a Scotiabank ATM, and follow that up with immediate withdrawals up to my daily BofA dollar withdrawal limit.  Each of those $8,000 peso withdrawals will incur the 3% foreign transaction fee.  

  15. On 8/16/2020 at 2:44 PM, CHILLIN said:

    Couldnt you use Mexican green onions. You know the ones with a large bulb, size of a pearl onion, often served with grilled meats? Just cut the bulb off and use the rest as garnish, like baked potatoes for example.



    Those onions are known in Spanish as "cebollita de cambray" and yes, I was going to suggest them.  

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