‘Transport yourself’ to Italy with a DIY “staycation” in your own backyard

Ciao from my backyard! Like it or not, staycations are positioned to be the biggest “travel” trend of summer 2020. Tighter budgets and lingering health concerns are forcing people across the country to scrap their standard vacation plans — but that doesn’t mean the D in vitamin D has to stand for “depressing.” As the weather’s warmed More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Churros – Controversy and Glamour

Churros, those deliciously deep fried sugar-laden breadstick-sized pieces of Heaven-on-earth, come with a controversial history and glamorous present unique in a breakfast food. The history of churros is complicated. More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Mexico’s beer shortage has led to an emerging black market

Life under quarantine has required varying degrees of sacrifice for pretty much everyone, but not all lockdowns are created equal. Case in point: Mexico’s understanding of what does and does not constitute essential More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Strengthen your immune system with 4 simple strategies

From boosting foods to lifestyle changes to a healthy attitude. You want — no, NEED — to stay healthy and functioning at a 10. Maybe you’re on the healthcare frontlines during a pandemic. Or maybe you’re working More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Happy “National Beer Day”.

As you might know, beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic drink. It comes in hundreds of types, flavors, and proofs. People have been drinking it for thousands of years; Ancient Mesopotamians wrote More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Eat Well in San Miguel

Did you know that Mexican cuisine is a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican and European cooking, added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th Century? Living in San Miguel is a blessing in More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, February 21st, 2020
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Flavors of the Yucatán at Hotel Misión San Miguel

Until next March 15, the flavor of Yucatan will be present at Hotel Mision San Miguel de Allende as the first gastronomic festival of the year began. For this season the executive chef of the place, Alan Zuñiga, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Pulque Festival in Teotihuacán, México

The Pulcata Fest Teotihuacán 2020, will take place on March 7 and 8, in the Braulio Romero sports complex in Teotihuacán, State of Mexico, where in addition to tastings of this traditional Mexican drink, attendees More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Mexican Ponche, a traditional beverage with high contents of vitamin A,B and C

Mexican Ponche, or punch, is a hot beverage made up by simmering several fruits along with water, piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar), and cinnamon, however, ingredients vary depending on the region. Nevertheless, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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In many parts of Mexico, tamales are a basic part of the holiday’s menu

According to the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), Candlemas (February 2nd), is the official end of the holiday period in Mexico and the perfect time to enjoy tamales. One of Mexico’s More...