Bucerias Community Fun & Father’s Day
This last week in Bucerias and over in Sayulita on the Riviera Nayarit the Land Crabs came out in the thousands after we had a little sprinkle of rain to lay their larvae in the ocean waters. Check out this video ..WOW! that was posted and shared by Yoana Dela Rosa, its wild! There seem to be so many more land crabs this year than last year.
About Land Crabs
The Blue land crab, sometimes called the American land crab, is the largest species of land crab in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Known scientifically as Cardisoma guanhumi,There are five other species of land crabs in the genus Cardisoma and they are found throughout the tropics, from the east and west coasts of Africa to the Pacific coastal regions.
Although these crabs appear to be completely terrestrial, they actually have modified gills. They require water to “breathe” and when on land they carry their own supply. The land crabs live in burrows that go down to the water table. These excavated burrows, which have been recorded up to ten feet deep, are sometimes their only source of water in arid areas.
The familiar migrations of the Blue land crab begin at the onset of the rainy season. This sometimes long (up to four miles from the ocean) and always dangerous trek is undertaken by the females in order to release their larvae in the ocean.
DO NOT EAT THE LAND CRABS! They are toxic. I have read reports that dogs can have a terrible case of vomiting after eating them. If they were edible you would see the local Mexicans gathering them up.
Here on the Riviera Nayarit you will see the crabs from early June till mid October. They come out usually in the evenings and get into everything, including your bed! Just sweep them out, because if you squish them you will find out that they have a bad odor! They literally get everywhere (mostly at night) but they don’t want anything to do with you. And like the blurb I read, “just live and let live”.
A big gracias to photographer C. Gauld for the photos!
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Mark’s Bar & Grill Celebrates Fathers Day
And, it’s also Mark’s birthday the same day so stop by and have a drink with us!
Father’s Day Sunday June 16th - 5pm
Bacon-wrapped Diver Scallops on Tomato Ceviche, Cilantro Oil
Herb-crusted Beef Carpaccio, Truffle oil, Balsamic Glaze and Duck Pate Toast
Veal Chop Stuffed with Mushrooms, Scalloped Potatoes with Roasted Poblano Chile and Onions, Sage, Pancetta and Arugula
Sautéed Teriyaki Salmon, Lobster Dumplings with Shitakes, Spinach and Shiso Broth, pickled Ginger
Key Lime Pie with Chocolate Oreo crust
Coconut Flan with shaved Coconut and Caramel
350 pesos [30 dollars]
A la carte menu will also be available
Reservations 329 298-0303, or click for email contact here.
Mark’s Bar & Grill Summer Menu!
Mark’s summer menu is here! Chef Jan Benton creates a fabulous taste with a layered style Taste of Aisa where every flavor speaks for itself. The lovely outdoor patio and the casual elegance in the dining room, the exceptional cuisine and service, and extensive wine menu are all the fine ingredients that make up Mark’s Bar & Grill. Treat yourself to something special and enjoy the summer menu cuisine at Mark’s.
Please Click here to view the entire Summer menu, Enjoy!
Mariana Martinez brought her great grandmother Antonia Blanco Veliz (in green) to the BBCC on Wednesday where she and her friend and co-chef Leanor Bravo Curiel demonstrated how to make chicken enchiladas, and boy were they tasty! I now know how to make authentic Mexican enchiladas thanksto these lovely abuelas (grandmothers). It was a really fun time, with a mini bar and coffee available for sale to go with our enchiladas. Well, if you missed out on this cooking class, not to worry, because on June 26th the abuela’s will be back at the BBCC to cook up and show us how to make chicken mole.
DO YOU LIKE CHICKEN MOLE?
Come learn how to make delicious Chicken Mole. Tercera Edad is liaising with the Bucerias de Amigos and the BBCC to have a cooking class: WHERE? BBCC 16 Septiempre # 48 - When? June 26th at 2pm prompt. Watch the abuelas (grandmothers) cook, and then sample the the delicious chicken mole!
Beverages of all types are being sold, with the nett proceeds to boost funds to be shared equally by Tercera Edad (a Bucerias retirement community center, and the BBCC, (Bucerias Bilingual Community Center)
Only 50 pesos each, book now limited space
Call: Jim or Marilyn at (329)298-6441 or the BBCC on 329 298 3527
The Tercera Edad = Third Age
Senior citizens of Bucerias meet at the Tercera Edad Monday afternoons to chat, maybe dance a little, to receive home made non alcoholic juices and a meal. For some, it is their only cooked meal of the week. They are asked to contribute 5 pesos a week, but many of them cannot even afford that. Of the 150 members
approx. 50 do not have any family to care for them. The facility does not receive any official funding.
Thank goodness, the Amigos de Bucerias have stepped in and donations through the generosity of Bucerias residents, Amigos and their friends have purchased: a refrigerator, sewing machine, BBQ, wood for one year, tools to cultivate the allotment that grows food that is shared among the members, donations of clothes, a local
doctor who will treat the members in emergencies free of charge; an associate group of volunteers,
Vida Vacations, who have spruced up the venue; monthly food drop offs via the John Ozzello Memorial
Food Bank. All this in just 2 months!
The venue will host fundraisers starting on 04 August with Pets
Picnic, guaranteed to be a fun event for all animal lovers. Dog show, competition, raffles, prizes and
lunch for 150 pesos. Net proceeds will benefit the new Bucerias Spay & Neuter Program.
Call 329 298 2760 for advance sale tickets and further information.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and there will be folks at the Tercera Edad, so stop on by!
See how these seniors are being helped and the incredible progress being made, by checking the Amigos
website: www.amigsodebucerias.org If you wish for further details on how to help or to book an event,
please contact: Jim & Marilyn Moxin: 329 298 6441 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org