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Celebrating Mexico’s Independence day

Exploring the traditions and culture of Mexico is part of the Rancho La Puerta experience. In honor of Mexico’s Independence day, The Ranch threw a fiesta. Mexico’s Independence Day commemorates September 16, 1810, when priest Miguel Hidalgo made the cry, “Viva Mexico,” in the town of Dolores, in the North-Central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. This “cry of independence” started the revolt against Spain.

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The dining hall was decorated with flags and banners, and a Mariachi band serenaded the guests with traditional Mexican folk songs.El Mariachi

The dining hall cooks and staff had a camaraderie and positive energy about them that was contagious.

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The traditional Chile en Nogada, a stuffed poblano chili, was masterfully created. The entrée had green poblano chilies, white sauce, and a sprinkling of red pomegranate seeds.  It was served with a side of refried beans and Mexican rice. The colors of Chile en Nogada represent the colors of the Mexican flag.

Chili Endogada

Dessert options included a tequila flavored ice cream served with an organic amaranth, a sweet and gluten-free grain. There were also sweet slices of cornbread drizzled with cajeta, which is a caramel sauce made from goat’s milk, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. It was a wonderful celebration.

Tequila Flavored Ice CreamCornbread and Cajeta

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXXI

  Too Much Hot Air in the Senate Chamber? “Add Oxygen!” said our Co-Founder, Deborah Szekely. By Peter Jensen [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXX

Deborah’s Fond Memories of A Honey Heaven On A Sacred Mountain By Peter Jensen [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXIX

Brave New Ranch: More About The Huxley Connection [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XV, Part XVI, Part XVII, Part XVIII, Part XIX, Part … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXVII

Tales of hearty La Puerta guests…from 1958 [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XV, Part XVI, Part XVII, Part XVIII, Part XIX, Part XX, Part … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXVI

We continue with our recounting of The Ranch’s early approaches to water therapy—which at the time was both ancient (the Romans!) and innovative (relatively few Americans, in particular, had experienced the European “taking the waters” tradition). The following story is … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXVI

Water’s role in everyday health, fun and exercise at The Ranch: Part 2 The following musings are from an unpublished history manuscript by co-founder Deborah Szekely, circa 1987. These “early days” were challenging! Once again, we remind the reader that … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXV

Water’s role in everyday health, fun and exercise at The Ranch: Part 1 [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XV, … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part XXIV

The Portal to Human Potential Turns 75 [To read more history, see Origins of the Ranch: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII, Part XIV, Part XV, Part XVI, Part XVII, Part XVIII, Part XIX, Part XX, Part … Continue reading

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