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As many of our loyal "Life's a Beach" readers will know (because they also follow me on Facebook) Rob and I are in a "crazy vegetarian phase". We have eaten no beef, chicken or pork since New Years. The good news is, we have never looked or felt better. Read More...
The list of reasons to visit the Riviera Maya just keeps getting longer and longer! Co.Cos Cocina Cosmopolita Cooking School has made a huge splash in Playa del Carmen, getting rave reviews from local residents and visitors alike! After hearing from friends and fellow foodies that a new cooking school was opening up in Playa, I knew I would have to try it out. Read More...
Surprise, surprise. It is summer in Playa del Carmen and it's hot. According to the status updates in my Facebook news feed, it is not as hot as this summer in the northeastern United States, so I will try not to minge and complain too much. After 7 years, we have actually become quite acclimated to hot and sticky weather and have a wide variety of coping techniques to get through the occasional scorcher. Because we are all out working, playing and exercising in the heat, staying hydrated is always a top priority. Read More...
Headed to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico? Then Puerto Morelos, midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, is worth a stop. One of this region’s best kept secrets with its world class snorkeling and a LIVE music nightlife to envy, has a new claim Read More...
After a nice break for the hot summer months, The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos is back in action with a new Chef, a new curriculum and lots of new recipes! Recently, I invited myself to sit in on one of the first classes with Chef Pablo Read More...
With the rain coming down in buckets all around us, it feels more like a spring day in New England than a summer day in Mexico! In our house, days like this call for something warm and comforting and a family favorite of ours is White Chicken Chili. This Read More...
When I received the email last week from Catriona Brown in Puerto Morelos, I really wasn't sure what to expect. An empty seat had come available in her interesting new endeavor, The Little Mexican Cooking School and she invited me to sit in on the Read More...
In my opinion (and on this blog it is really the only one that matters) the best way to really enjoy a top quality tequila is with Sangrita as an accompaniment. Sangrita, literally, means "little blood" and is the traditional aperitif enjoyed Read More...
Birdie and Cole and I have been staying at Grandma's house for the past few days, relaxing and having fun. Sunday night, the kids helped Grandma bake homemade granola bars. They came out warm, chewy and delicious! Here is the recipe and a few pictures. Read More...