Sunday, September 30, 2012

An Endangered Turtle

We make interesting forays from Patzcuaro. At Conejos bay, one of Huatulco's (Oaxaca) nine bays, for the first time we saw just-hatched baby turtles make a morning scramble from their sandy nest to the sea. They were the species tortuga golfina (Lepidochelys olivacea). Sailing a Hobie cat in the bay in the afternoon we saw two large adults which we think were the same species. We were glad these little guys did not end up as omelets. The next night a new nest was established nearby, so there should be more hatchlings in some 50 days.

The speck on the sand near the water line is the little turtle.

Monday, September 3, 2012


What is on my mind? I just can’t help myself. Eating—again—at La Jacaranda.
First botanas on the back portal.
DSCN9014DSCN9016Capriata plate. That's puree of white beans on the bruschetta, topped with steamed chard. Peperonata and olives. Sauce on acelgas is a modified harissa.
Then comida inside.
Avocado ice cream for dessert. Very Michoacán!
Friends contributed generous and delicious treats. Good food and good company. What could be better.
Still hungry? See:
Buén Provecho Salad
Les Cousines dans la Cuisine