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  1. Ay you guys. Hojaldre (puff paste) ingredients: flour, butter, water, and salt. It doesn't need refrigeration.
  2. I've never seen hojaldre in a cooler at Walmart. It's always just out on a shelf. Ask someone to point it out to you. And yes, crstone, you have to roll it out to the thickness called for in your recipe.
  3. Walmart, Soriana, and as far as I know the rest of the panoply of major supermarkets in Mexico sell fresh hojaldre (puff pastry) in their bakery sections. It sells in a styrofoam tray, wrapped in shrink wrap and labeled hojaldre. Look for it by name. Where I live, it sells for 94 pesos/kilo at Walmart, 110 at Superama, 55 at Chedraui, and 3 kilos for 88 pesos at Costco.
  4. GH, cenaduría simply means a place to eat cena--supper. Not all are located in people's homes, and not all are family-run. My personal favorite at Lakeside is Cenaduría Elba, I often wish I could go for a big bowl of her pozole and a glass of tepache. Glad you like it too.
  5. A couple of weeks ago a family came down from the States to tour with me. They asked what they could bring me. Idaho russets, please. I still have four of the six they brought. Were it not for the Mexican Potato Growers Union, we could have russets here, instead of the papa Alfa. I've learned to make fairly good mashed, and better-than-fairly-good potato salad, and like you said, soups and stews, with the Alfa. But it definitely isn't a baker.
  6. For those who like really crispy french fries, ask for them double fried. This is almost as good as a butter thread!
  7. With all due respect, allspice is known in Mexico as pimienta gorda. I've never even heard of pimentón made of ground cayenne. Paprika can be any of several varieties; one is smoked, which is quite flavorful--I haven't found smoked paprika in Mexico, though.
  8. Flying, Angus. I'll edit the comment. And a passport or a visa to enter the USA is always required, whether walking, driving, or flying in.
  9. I became a Mexican citizen approximately 15 years ago. You are indeed required to leave Mexico showing a Mexican passport when flying out of Mexico--BUT. When you are then asked to show a visa to enter the USA (required of Mexican citizens), your USA passport serves as your visa. I just hold mine up and am waved through. You MUST, however, fill out an FMM--all Mexican citizens are required to do this. If you are a naturalized citizen of Mexico, it is against the law to portray yourself as a citizen of the USA while you are in Mexico. However, if you are traveling to a country other than the USA, you can enter that country with either your USA passport or your Mexican passport. You are not allowed to solicit assistance of any kind from the USA Embassy or its consulates in Mexico. When you sign your Mexican citizenship papers, you also sign a document to the effect that you understand and accept that. You ARE allowed to protest politically in front of the USA Embassy or consulates. When you are standing on USA Embassy or USA consulate grounds, you are considered to be in the USA. I participated at the USA Embassy in Mexico City without repercussions in last January's Women's March. As far as I'm concerned, there is no downside to becoming a Mexican citizen and holding dual citizenship. The biggest upsides IMHO are two: 1. I am able to vote in Mexican elections and am able to discuss Mexican politics, both of which are extremely important to me. 2. This is my home country. I believe in supporting my country in every way possible and working for change in the place that is my home.
  10. That's a different City Market, USA-based and not present in Mexico. This is the one Sonia mentioned. it is indeed part of Comercial Mexicana. IMHO they are not much like Whole Foods, but they are several big steps above Soriana and others of its ilk. It opened in late 2017 in Guadalajara's Plaza Patria. Open daily 7:30AM to 10:00PM. https://www.lacomer.com.mx/lacomer/doHome.action?succId=408&succFmt=200&pago=false
  11. If this is any help to you, I need to have a lightweight package (4 scarves, 0.67 lb) sent from the States to Mexico City. FedEx shipping price is $85USD--not for overnight, just standard shipping. USPS Priority is $35USD. That's not duty--or what you called tax. That's just the shipping charge.
  12. I didn't say that, about "what were those things that created a problem". Look back at the string of posts. That was kimanjome who said it--give credit where credit is due, please.
  13. The point of the menaje de casa is that it is a one-time opportunity to bring your possessions into Mexico without paying duty. IMHO, it makes no sense to scrimp on movers; they are your assurance that your household goods will make it to Lakeside without damage. If it were me, I'd call SEYMI, Mexico's best international mover, based in Guadalajara. SEYMI does have English-speaking customer service, if you need English. SEYMI will coordinate your move from your home in the USA to your home in Mexico, contracting with a USA-based moving company to bring your household goods to the border, where SEYMI itself will take over and bring your things to Lake Chapala. IMHO they are the best in Mexico. http://mudanzaseymi.com.mx/en-us/
  14. Nope. It's at the corner of Calle Fidias and Av. Hidalgo, 2 blocks from Av. México where the Walmart is.
  15. Kevin, now's the time to come visit. Dried mushrooms...I can take you to them. During the rainy season, this woman sells fresh porcinis (etc) in a market not far from me. The morels--mmm. The one in the photo next to my hand is called 'morilla mazorca' because it's so large --means ear of corn. During the winter, they're sold dried, at a different market.
  16. Muscovy ducks (aka pato criollo) are native to Mexico. In Guadalajara, there's a commercial producer in Colonia Vallarta San Jorge, not far from the Glorieta Minerva. Corner of Calle Fidias and Av. Hidalgo. Look for the sign on the door.
  17. The 'libel laws' to which you refer have not existed since 2006. Here's the skinny, in English and Spanish. http://www.sipiapa.org/notas/1122186-decriminalization-of-defamation-in-mexico-despenalizacion-los-delitos-difamacion-mexico
  18. I've been to Jalostotitlán and to Santa Ana de Guadalupe. Very interesting area of Jalisco, if you're interested in either inlaid furniture or the Guerra Cristera. I was--and am.
  19. The Día de los Inocentes is traditionally a day to ask someone for a small loan--20 or 50 pesos. The victim has usually forgotten that it is December 28, pulls out his or her wallet, and hands over the requested amount. The trickster then recites a short verse: "Inocente palomita que te has dejado engañar, sabiendo que en este día nada se puede prestar!" "Innocent little dove, you let yourself be tricked, Even though you knew that on this day you should never loan anything!"
  20. Do you mean mechudo (shaggy)?
  21. I've recently ordered several items from Amazon.com.mx, using Prime. It boggles the mind to see how quickly things arrive. Twelve hours later, boom!--it's at the door. The other day I was looking in supermarket here for the kind of cat food my kitties like best, and there was none of that brand to be had. I looked on Amazon.com.mx and there it was, less expensive than buying it at that store plus free Prime delivery. Bingo, the next morning--cupboard full of cat food. Last night I thought, hmm, I'm out of lightbulbs (earthquakes are hard on lightbulbs). Amazon.com.mx had exactly what I wanted. They'll be here today. This could be dangerous.
  22. Thanks, what a deal! You guys should buy them all and come over here to Mexico City to resell them. Some people I know found (and bought) some in a supermarket here for 230 pesos/kilo.
  23. Suegarn, that is a fabulous website with some really beautiful swimsuits. Thanks so much for posting it here!
  24. Any idea what portion of a kilo one gets for 79 pesos? Inquiring minds...
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