#GoOrganic: Saving Seeds

This is part of the seed bank at Caoba Farms in Antigua Guatemala, the last stop of the organic tour hosted by …

#GoOrganic: Meet Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The plant Stevia rebaudiana has …

#GoOrganic: Meet Moringa Oleifera

Caoba Farms specialize in the cultivation of organic produce, mostly edible green leaves and some super foods such as kale. At Caoba …

#GoOrganic: Save the Bees

Ah the bees, who would have thought how important are the bees to the production of food, our food. Alarms have gone …

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Shoe-shine Kids vs The Visitors

Here’s your Guatemalan-Spanish word of the day: Chamusca, an informal football match. All you need is a few friends or visitors, a …

Fiambre Cold Cut Ingredients

This is what supermarkets look like around fiambre time. Some of these cold cuts are only available during fiambre season, which is …

Wood Carving Art from Guatemala

Guatemalans have always produced great sculpture and wood carving figures. From the time of Maya all the way through colonial period, Guatemala …

Day of the Dead in Guatemala

You are not dead until you are forgotten! As I have mentioned before, Guatemala’s real culture is syncretism and thus death plays …

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Cemetery Cleaning Crew

For the past month the Antigua Municipality has had cemetery cleaning crews going around the graveyards of the villages of Antigua. Here …

Let’s Celebrate Maximón Day

In Guatemala, Maximón is celebrated on October 28 by those who worship the Maya saint, also known as San Simón. Today, I …