Casa de Colores School of Traditional Mexican Cooking

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Archive for April, 2010

Ah yes, Mazunte!

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I wish you could have been with Diana and me when we descended from the seven hour hairpin odyssey from Oaxaca City into the wilds of the Costa Chica. 

MAZUNTE!  Sounds like deepest Africa, but it’s right on Oaxaca’s lush Pacific coast.  Coffee country!  Check out this great article that takes me right back to MAZUNTE…

Muchos saludos a todos,
Donna

Oaxaca Comes to Cabo!

The Oaxans sent a contingent over Semana Santa (Easter Week) to display their eye-popping culture via their amazing cuisine and crafts. I returned over and over to feast on Oaxacan classic delicacies like tender black mole tamales wrapped in banana leaves and Tlayudas. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re Cooking!

Here we are… cooking up a storm! This is a Mexican Basics class, starting with salsas and winding up with Mexico’s national dessert — velvety smooth caramelized flan.
Everyone pitches in, roasting and peeling peppers, tomatillos, garlic and spices and grinding fresh salsas in a molcajete — the Aztec volcanic stone equivalent of a blender. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring in Cabo

It’s definitely Spring in Southern Baja. The weather is beautiful, although we swap swimsuits for sweats at the drop of a hat this time of year. We got quite a bit of extra rain this winter, which has the desert blooming like crazy.

What’s cooking? The poblano peppers are maybe the best I’ve ever seen, Read the rest of this entry »