Tag: Aztec

The Xochimilco Chinampas: Floating Farms in Mexico City

| March 20, 2012 | 10 Comments

In a previous article, I wrote about Xochimilco and the chinampa system that was developed by the civilizations living around the lakes in the Anahuac Valley, where modern Mexico City sits now. This system consisted on creating floating islands for agriculture using mud from the bottom of the lake and decaying vegetation. The system is […]

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Advanced Superfood: Vanilla Chia (Pet) Pudding Recipe

| April 3, 2011 | 26 Comments

You will either love it or hate it. Either way you will probably joke and sing a ditty about it. And it’s not like it’s new or anything. Why, Oprah has already proclaimed it a “superfood.” But, hey, it’s new to me (thanks, Ruhiyyih!) and, boy, am I excited about it—in large part because I’m […]

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