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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Home-brewed ale made locally in the Costa Maya

Posted September 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

Micro beer brewed in Xcalak Mexico

This is no fish tale! There's a lot more going on in Xcalak than just fly-fishing and scuba diving.  Our great friends Dave and Ilana Randall owners of Costa de Cocos Resort have been concocting some strange brew that is now being sold in select Riviera Maya bars & restaurants. We caught up with Ilana and Dave recently and asked them a bit about how they got into the micro-brew beer biz: Q:  How did you guys get into making your own micro-brew beer? A:  We were on vacation in...

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Vacation tip for the weight conscious

Posted September 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Vacation tips

Weight tip about eats and calories

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Sunday brunch by the green at Mayakoba

Posted September 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Brunch at Mayakoba Riviera Maya

"Koba" the newest restaurant at the Mayakoba resort "KOBA", introduces a new gourmet Sunday Brunch.  In addition to mouth-watering dishes, the brunch offers the perfect ambience to begin any Sunday in the Riviera Maya. With an extensive buffet menu including tropical fruits of the region, a selection of cereals, cold meats accompanied with fine cheeses, made-to-order Mexican food and the traditional eggs benedict. The dishes can be paired with mimosas, freshly squeezed fruit juices or...

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Restaurant review: Posada Margherita on Tulum Beach

Posted August 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Posada Margherita Restaurant Tulum Beach

Perfect if you are in love, or just love Italian food Posada Margherita is always a treat!  Posada Margherita on Tulum beach is the ideal spot for romantic dinners for two where under candle light you can enjoy  grilled local vegetables, hand-made pasta and the freshest seafood.  You can enjoy a cocktail or choose from the wine list specializing in Italian wines.   I personally love having a margarita and tapas in the afternoon.  The fresh breads and foccacia are delish! A magical...

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