I have no idea where this year has gone. It’s June already, though in my humble opinion June and July are a well kept secret in Cabo with some of the best weather in a town that sees about nine great months of weather every year. Days are in the 80s, nights in the 60s… with occasional hot/cold spikes… in other words, wonderful!
But when August rolls around there will be no more cooking upstairs until late October–it’s just too dang hot, not to mention the occasional threat of a hurricane. My summer plan is to do a series of articles on the hard working women who inspire the Casa de Colores, featuring a different hole-in-the-wall restaurant, comedor or tortilleria each week with pictures and recipes from the women in the kitchen.
You used to have to go to the mainland to see, taste and smell the traditional foods that have finally made their way to Cabo along with the families who have transplanted themselves to take advantage of the opportunities we have been blessed with in Southern Baja. Building a glitzy resort definitely takes work, but that doesn’t mean it has been easy for the people behind the scenes. Just making a major move from the other side of the water is challenging, and of course the past couple of years have been extra tough on account of the economy.
I get great pleasure from talking to these women about their experience, and a common thread that runs through every story is the food and cooking traditions they have brought along from Oaxaca, Veracruz, Acapulco, Puebla, or whatever home they have left behind. Food is comfort in any language!
Have a wonderful summer wherever you are, and please join me as I blog my way through hurricane season in Cabo. As always, your comments and suggestions are truly appreciated.
The photo is from the Oaxacan visitation we had over Semana Santa. Are they colorful or what?