Los Cabos is Mexicos’s ultimate seaside escape from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean.
No wonder how many people come here to enjoy their vacations: sun, beaches, wonderful surroundings, great food, terrific rocks formations (did you find the elephant? :) ) and a lot of opportunities for outdoors activities!
Our friends offered to bring us in this place in a one day excursion from la Paz, we enjoyed it very much. Thanks dear friends!
I love to keep some preserved lemons on hand for Moroccan food; I love especially chicken and olives recipes with preserved lemons.
You can use them for other kind of meat as for example lamb and fish, but it is also great for dressing and marinades.
This is a very short excursion from la Paz, but it’s really a great place to see la Paz from above!
I’ve been there in April, I know now it’s July and the temperature are much higher and this would be to much for a walk during the day, I suggest you try this early in morning.
Simple walk along the “Malecon” until the “Marina” or drive to there and place the car near the petrol station. There are several ways going up, some will bring you to the cave (we have not been there), you may also walk on the road back of the hill and start from there.
We have been there as the sky was mostly cloudy and it was really amazing. Enjoy this walk and the cactus along the way!
A diving experience is something we really enjoyed very much.
The sea around la Paz is not a tropical sea with a lot corals (even if there are some, especially south of la Paz in protected areas), but we got the chance to play with the sea lion, explore a wrack and dive trough an arch.
The rock the color of the sea and the beautiful beaches made this experience like a dream, a dream we love to keep in mind and fix it with some pictures!
A wonderful day with “Dive in La Paz“. Thanks Rafael and Alexia!
I’ve seen the photo of this recipe on a magazine in a waiting room but the pages with the recipe had been removed! I was real sorry, because I still had a lot of berries of the past year in the freezer just now that the new berries are getting ripe!
Just arrived at home I searched in the web for a similar recipe, and finally I found it! Well the original recipe asked for ready “chocolate pudding-mixture” and too much butter than what I’m used.
I changed the recipe, and created a new one and WOW! This was quick and so good! We will make it again with the new berries!
A summer dream for warm evenings!
Tropical, sweet, moist and so aromatic. Don’t miss this!
Top the cake with the prepared cream, sprinkle toasted coconut on top and serve immediately.
Papaya is a common fruit served on breakfast buffets in Thailand. Usually you will find some lime slices as well because papaya fits wonderful with lime juice and the sweetness is well balanced by the tangy and aroma of the lime.
This breakfast inspired me to serve papaya and lime in a new way. It was really amazing and much better than I’ve imagined!
I’ve created this super easy and simple beverage for our summer game according the rules and the ingredients suggested.
But the main inspiration came from our travel in Thailand when pineapple shakes were one of the most sold street beverage. Another variation we had was exactly the same but with banana!
For this recipe I suggest to take “ultra sweet” pineapples, but if this not available you can adjust it adding more sugar.
Don’t use fresh milk as it would separate with the sourness of the pineapple; plain yogurt would work as well.
This delicious beef recipe is perhaps more similar to a beef salad than a steak.
I found out that his is sometimes called “Crying Tiger” (or Seua Tong Hai in Thai) and it is served with a dipping sauce called Nam Jim. The red bird chilis used for this recipes are quite strong, for this reason this recipe got its special name!
The rice used in the sauce gives a great consistency and a light roasted taste. I can remember I saw the roasted grinded rice in an Asian shop many years ago, but I could not imagine how this was used!
The grilled meat should be grilled on charcoals, as this adds the typical smoky flavor.
This is a perfect example how the combination of two recipes create something far greater than their individual parts.
Thai curries are prepared with a lot of fresh ingredients as roots and herbs give them a special unique flavor. I use to keep most of this kind of ingredients in the freezer, it’s the easiest way for me especially for galangal, Thai basil, cilantro, lemon grass and so on.
If possible I have the fresh cilantro on hand, sometimes in a pot and sometimes well wrapped in the fridge and some stems in a glass of water. I use quite often ginger and I keep always some in the fridge.
In this case I have I have most of the ingredients ready and the preparation of this curry required less than 30 minutes.
It’s possible to prepare this curry skipping some of the ingredients, but I would use at least one of these ingredients: lemon grass, galangal and ginger. For the herbs I really recommend to use either cilantro or basil leaves or kaffir.
You may also add some veggies as for example peeled and diced taro; but cook until this is tender.