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    DC-Metro 32 yrs; then Bisbee,AZ 10 years; now Ajijic, Mexico

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  1. Watched it last night. AMZN Prime Video; 6 bucks plus tax. Filmed when she was 95; shows her driving around Michoacan in her stick-shift truck, going to markets, cooking up a storm and being generally feisty. Good footage at her off-the-grid house in Zitacuaro and some old video and pics from her early days in MX in the late 50s. Enjoyed it immensely!
  2. Found this link to what appears to be production company. Lists sites where available "soon." Maybe tomorrow, the date in WaPo article. Whether I can view/buy here in Mexico, vamos a ver. https://www.dianakennedymovie.com/
  3. Rubbing it in....
  4. I saw this story in the Washington Post. I had the pleasure of meeting her in 2010, including just the 2 of us sharing a quick bite. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/06/17/one-of-the-worlds-foremost-authorities-on-mexican-food-is-british-a-new-film-reckons-with-her-legacy/?itid=pr_hybrid_content_2_na-ans_2
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    Frozen Pizza

    In the past we have ordered an extra pizza, just to have in freezer. We sometimes do the stovetop pan reheat (if there's a driving rain outside)...but highly recommend reheating on a gas grill. I preheat it to 425, lower the burners, place thawed slices in it, with cover down for 4-5 minutes. Gets a great flavor from my seasoned grill. And by "seasoned" I mean, rarely cleaned.
  6. Thx for info. We are **thinking** we may fly to US in July and can bring the MXN versions with us. They are about $1 USD per jar. Yes, I'm cheap!
  7. I've been using these for about a year. They aren't super spicy, but decent chile flavor and a bit of a kick. I sieve them to make a smooth dipping sauce (with shrimp) or a glaze (grilled chicken, salmon, pork). Been using lately as a schmear inside of grilled sandwiches....Black Forest ham or smoked turkey with either brie, smoked gouda or goat cheese (sometimes add sliced apple or pear). The jam gives a good balance to the sandwich. I also serve it with crackers on a cheese plate. Are these available in the US? I checked Mexgrocer.com but they only stock McCormick's strawberry. I get mine here in MEX at the Walmart, but I cannot access Walmart USA website from here (it directs me to Walmart MEX). I want to recommend it to a friend who I know would love them; he's not able to get out too much these days and I don't want to send him on a wild goose chase. Trying to find it online in US and order it for him, or direct him to a store where they have them. If anyone's seen them, please let me know. Gracias in advance. These are the current flavors I have in my cupboard: Mango with Habanero Pina (pineapple) with Chile Pasilla Frutos Rojos (mixed berries) with Chile Morita Here is picture of a jar,
  8. May is our hottest month; hitting 90 daily, though very low humidity and lake breeze keeps it mostly tolerable (we have no a/c). Remember Tin Roof Sundaes (vanilla ice cream, Hershey's syrup, topped with salted nuts)? We made a Mexican version using spicy chili-lime salted nuts. Bit of nostalgia from our childhoods coupled with our local flavors. Hot Tin Roof Sundae!
  9. Bananas Foster...well just the sauce to put over vanilla ice cream. First bunch of bananas of season finally ripening in backyard. My gardener told me when the bunch formed that they take 100 days to ripen. He was right, almost to the day!
  10. We are having an early summer. Normally we don't hit 90 until May (then the rains start in June and our summer highs are below 80), but we have hit 90 twice this past 10 days. Our interior is 78-80. No a/c (or heating) here. I think 5 weeks in fridge will be fine for me. I worry about food supply chain, but so far so good. No shortages of anything, not even TP!
  11. Bloom....I had to look that up, so thanks for increasing my food knowledge. The eggs I buy often have a smear of poop and small feather pieces; I am safe to assume the bloom is on??
  12. I'm in Central Mexico where eggs are sold UNrefrigerated. I normally buy them and put in fridge. Have read that REfrigerated eggs are good for 5 weeks, mas o menos. Some countries in the rest of the world also sell UNrefrigerated eggs. For those of you familiar with these, how long is the shelf life of UNrefrigerated eggs?
  13. Last night we watched TV from our archives. One was Ugly Delicious, the episode about David Chang and wife having their baby. Many chefs did cameos with and/or about having kids, including Floyd. I always liked Floyd....he never talked trash, seemed like a genuinely nice guy. So sorry to hear this.
  14. No shortages of anything here. I heard about a run on TP a few weeks ago at Walmart. But the smaller tiendas, fruterias and carnicerias have everything and the produce and meat still looks great. These are stores I can walk to and I am often the only gringa when I shop. Mexicans live paycheck to paycheck, they cannot hoard or buy-ahead. We normally eat dinner out every night, so I have never had much of a pantry here of staples. Our at-home meals are fresh-bought shrimp or fish with either a salad or a veg. This past week I bought dry goods, canned goods, beans, pastas. We normally keep very little in our freezer because the electricity can be iffy. Though the past few years it is better and we usually only have outages with thunderstorms and usually just at the start of the rainy season (June). We have more in the freezer now than we have ever had. It is a bottom freezer of an average fridge. And because of past outages, we keep a large bag of ice in it as our safety net; it takes up a good part of the freezer space. For now, every time I use a protein, I replace it when I shop the next day; the 'stash' in the pantry is not being touched. I can get delivery from many eateries, but the delivery isn't great since these restaurants never offered delivery before. The 3 meals we tried arrived a bit cold, a bit disheveled. Plus certain foods simply do not 'carry' well. Pizza and chicken al carbon deliveries have always been fast and I expect they still are, though their volume most likely has risen. Dominos (which I hate in the US but is pretty good here) is advertising this service...kinda cute. Assume same sort of ad by Dominos in US??
  15. I was super-organized in my career....this is the best I can do after 17 years retired.
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