Chilean Table Grapes

You ever wonder where table grapes come from?  Well that all depends on the time of the year.  Between June and September most table grapes you can pick up in the grocery store will most likely come from California.  When in season, California produces 99% of commercially grown table grapes for the United States. When winter [...]

Backyard Aquaponics

I've recently been fascinated by aquaponics systems and how they can be utilized for home gardening or large scale commercial applications.  Aquaponics is a beautiful example of how two different ecological systems (aquaculture and hydroponics), can combine forces and create an elegant arrangement that is pretty much self-sufficient. This is my first rodeo with aquaponics [...]

Colombian Coffee

All Colombian Coffee is 100% mild washed Arabica, thus making Colombia the biggest producer of high quality coffee in the world. Colombian Coffee is grown by nearly 563,000 proud coffee families in the mountainous  regions of the country. Colombia's proximity to the equator results in a high level of solar radiation throughout the year allowing coffee growers [...]

Chihuahua Mexico

Taking up over 12% of the country's land area, Chihuahua is Mexico's largest state where you'll encounter beautiful landscapes consisting of rolling desert hills, mountains, rivers, and some of the biggest canyons in North America. Las Barrancas del Cobre or "Copper Canyon" being the largest and most magnificent. Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit the [...]

Last week my wife and I spent six days in a true Yucatán tropical paradise at a Playa del Carmen all inclusive resort formally known as RIU Palace Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is a beach resort destination community located about an hour south of Cancún Mexico and is a tranquil alternative to the hustle [...]

Michelada Mix

Tecate beer is pretty good but Tecate beer poured into a Antídoto Michelada Mix is delicious. These prepared styrofoam cups are available at most OXXO convenient stores across northern Mexico and contain a colorful mix of tangy, spicy chile powder, lime, and a plump saladito at the bottom. Micheladas are a popular beer drink across Mexico [...]