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Cooking with Jorge and Beto at Casa Jacaranda

Today my students will celebrate Cinco de Mayo this afternoon in class, and no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without tales from a Mexican kitchen! In April I booked myself a cooking class in Mexico City with Jorge and Beto at Casa Jacaranda. This was my first cooking class ever, and it truly […]

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Mexico City for Foodies

Oftentimes travel can be stressful for foodies on healthy diets. Indeed, the airport was a nightmare for me at SFO last week. Normally I fly with Virgin out of Terminal 2, and for whatever reason, there are great food options there like the Plant Organic Cafe and the Lark Creek Grill. Last week I was […]

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Mexico City in Four Days

Last week I flew into Mexico City Tuesday evening and left Sunday morning, which gave me four full days in between. Keeping in mind that Mexico City is one of the world’s largest cities with over 20 million people, there’s a lot to do, and so four days is an achingly short amount of time. […]

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Spanish Salmorejo Soup

Happy Monday everyone! I’d appreciate your feedback as Savvy CitiZen opens up a new category on the blog: cooking. Ever since moving to San Francisco two years ago, the foodie capital of the world, it’s pretty impossible not to want to try cooking something up yourself in your own kitchen. This is my first full […]

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Taxco, Mexico vs San Francisco, CA: Celebration of the New Year

Dear family, friends and amazing audience of readers, Dec. 31 is my favorite day of the year, because it’s New Year’s Eve AND my birthday, so I generally find that people are pretty jolly on the day that I am trying to be happy about everything, too. Life changes a lot in one year. Exactly […]

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Flight Behavior: A Beautiful Butterfly Trapped in the Wrong Place

Last year on New Year’s Eve- my birthday- Shane and I were in Angangueo, in Michoacan, Mexico. Our Mexico road trip just so happened to coincide with the yearly migration of the monarch butterflies. It’s hard to notice them at first, but in this next picture you’ll see that the dark shapes on the trees […]

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Mexico City: A flea market shopper’s heaven

Next weekend Shane’s parents are coming to visit us in San Francisco for the first time, and their visit coincides with the last weekend of the month, which every San Franciscan can tell you is when the Treasure Island flea market takes place! I love the handmade jewelry made by women entrepreneurs my age, the […]

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5 highlights of Guadalajara, Mexico

My 11-day Mexico road trip started in Guadalajara on Dec. 26. I honestly didn’t know anything about Guadalajara, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was seriously impressed by the 5 following perspectives I got to enjoy: 1) The people The purpose of our trip was to visit the Campos family, which is the […]

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Top 5 stops on my Mexican holiday road trip

I traveled with my family throughout Mexico in a rental mini-van from Dec. 26, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013. There were 7 of us in a mini-van for that many days– humorous stories to follow. (for example, the car’s radiator blew up on day 1) We started in Guadalajara and made a circuitous route towards […]

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