Shenanigans south of the Border

Skinny Jalapeno Margarita

    It’s a few days before Cinco De Mayo here to the north of Baja California and that means a Skinny Jalapeno Margarita or two.  My Skinny Jalapeno Margarita is full of all things you need for a great Cinco De Mayo; Don Julio Tequila, Jalapenos and sparkling water. Now here is a throwback …

I’ll Have the Nut Cream; Regional Cuisine of Baja

My home town is not well known for its regional cuisine. Spoiler alert; it’s not nut cream! The running joke in my rural mountain home town is that the regional cuisine is squirrel. We are mainly joking. So instead I would like to share a blog about a “regional cuisine” from my favorite vacation town, a …

A Path Through the Ice Plant

Sometime I dream about Mexico; The foggy beach mornings, walking through the ice plant down to the cold ocean below the beach houses, and the fun times I had in Baja California with friends when I was in my early twenties. I don’t dream of the Mexico of 2013 with the drugs and the gangs …

Don’t go to Mexico!

Everyone warned us “Don’t go to Mexico!” Friends and family could barely contain their hysteria. “The gangs! The drugs!” They screamed, clutching their chests in paranoia! “The beaches! The margaritas!” I answered them as I packed my bags. It had been seven years since I had crossed the border at San Ysidro. The running joke, …

That Famous Tijuana Sunset

     ” I just want to make it to Tijuana in time to catch the sunset!”        I don’t think anyone has ever uttered those words before, but I did, on Thanksgiving. Who wouldn’t want to spend Thanksgiving in good old TJ? Nothing says Thanksgiving more than donkey shows and tequila!     …