Chocolate ice cream, Mexican style

Posted November 21, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes,Mexico Destinations

Chocolate-Ice-Cream

Our good friend Chef David Sterling who lives in Merida has been kind to us over the years by sharing his recipes.  This one is for Mexican style chocolate ice cream.  David has a new book out Yucatan - Recipes From A Culinary Expedition. Buy it online and save over 30% off the cover price. Recipe * 2 cups (500ml) Mexican crema (Substitute: heavy cream) * 2 cups (500ml) milk * 1 cup (200g) sugar * 1/8 tsp. (.625ml) salt * 1/4 tsp. (1.25ml) vanilla * 1/8 tsp. (.625ml) canela (also...

ThanksGiving with a difference

Posted November 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Community Announcements,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Vacation tips

give thanks

Our amigos at the Wah Wah Beachbar welcomes you to participate in their  Annual ThanksGiving Dinner Buffet. The Buffet will be served at 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday, November 27th. Last year Wah Wah started a strong alliance with the YOLIGUANI SHELTER SANCTUARY FOR PREGNANT GIRLS . They were able to collect many useful items for the shelter and this year they want to do the same, and they invite you to help! Join them for their Thanksgiving Feast, and please bring one of the following items...

Restaurant Review: Cafe Martin

Posted November 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Apple_Pie

"Happiness is Homemade" That's the mantra at Cafe Martin. Everything at Cafe Martin is homemade, by Canadian expats who made Playa del Carmen home in 2008. Let's start with the baked goods.  Its easy to spend a morning sipping a cup of coffee and enjoying apple pie, chocolate chip banana bread,  or if you are like me cheese cake is a fine way to start the day.  Made fresh, you can choose from a variety of cakes, pies and cookies.   Get it to go, if you prefer and don't forget to get a...

A Foodie Event You Don’t Want to Miss!

Posted November 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Cancun Photos,Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events

cancun riviera maya wine & food fest

Attention all Foodies! The Fourth Annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Fest is March 12- 15, 2015. This upcoming food and wine event features cooking classes with some of the finest chefs like Patricia Quintana, Martha Ortiz, and Mikel Alonso.  Take advantage of wine and spirit tastings throughout the festival.  And one event not to miss is the Gourmet Tasting Village, where you can sample delicacies from some of the best restaurants and chefs of the Riviera Maya and Cancun. For...

Restaurant review: Mivida Tulum

Posted November 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Restaurant Reviews

mivida restaurant tulum

Beautifully decorated on the beach in Tulum. The setting itself is incredible and makes any dinner out memorable. Mivida is a tapas restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Italiana cuisine. Start off with one of their signature cocktails, the pina coladas are one of the best.  Then graze your way through the evening with ceviche, tuna tostadas, or be adventuresome and try their eggplant quiche with goat cheese, chocolate and a balsamic reduction.   One of my personal favorites are the...

Tulum Round Up!

Posted November 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips,Vacation tips

horseback-riding-tulum

Top Picks for Tulum Tulum is always a happening place. Not only is it one of the most popular ruins sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is becoming the hot spot of the Riviera Maya. We want to let you in on what's been going on! Have your own vacation concierge! Heather Froeming in Tulum would like to be your personal guide for private snorkel tours, cenote adventures and scuba diving. Heather offers paddle board rentals and lessons as well, if you have never tried it. She has been in...

Day of the Dead Food: Bread of the Dead

Posted October 30, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Art,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler

bread of the dead with sugar a traditional food for day of the dead in Mexico

In the days and weeks leading up to the Day of the Dead, in the markets and bakeries across Mexico you will see "Bread of the Dead" being sold.  It's a Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. It is custom to shape a round loaf of bread with rolled strips of dough layered on top that resemble the bones of the dead. A glaze of melted butter and orange zest is then brushed on top, followed by a generous sprinkling of sugar. The bread is typically flavored with anise seed. The...

Question: What do goats and dessert have in common?

Posted October 3, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

goats

 Answer:  Cajeta, a Mexican favorite! That gooeyness, sweet stickiness of carmel, you gotta love it! In Mexico, cajeta is as popular as peanut butter in other countries. Mexican cajeta is considered a specialty of Celaya, a city in the Mexico state of Guanajuato, but is popular throughout the country.  Cajeta is made by simmering goat's milk until the water evaporates and milk caramelizes.   Cajeta now-a-days is  half goat's milk and half cow's milk.  You may find this...

Street food spotlight: Churros

Posted September 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican churros

As street food goes the sweetest of all, churros! Wandering the streets of the Yucatan be it in Cancun Centro, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Valladolid or Merida the smells, sights and sounds of street food tantalizes curious visitors.  Tacos are easily identifiable as well as corn on the cob slathered with mayo and chili powder, but one of the yummiest treats on the streets is churros. Who can resist fried dough with sugar? History of the churro There are several countries that want to lay...

Foodies, Create the Flavors of the Riviera Maya at Home

Posted September 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

piquin peppers

Spiced Mayan Pineapple Cubes Did you know? The "bird pepper" is commonly used as a spice especially in Mexican cuisine to add a burst of flavor. Pequin peppers (or "Piquin") is a small hot chile pepper, birds love to eat, hence the nickname. For a refreshing healthy treat, with a zesty flavor, Maya families enjoy this recipe filled with vitamins and natural carbohydrates to bring energy to a tired body. Buy, if you can, an organic fresh pineapple that is ripped but with a firm flesh! Best...

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