We took the opportunity to travel far into the mountains and stay in a little mountain village where they had the most delicious Mexican hot chocolate ever!. They prepare the chocolate patties by hand and allow them to dry and then they grate the chocolate into warm milk. This chocolate is filled with antioxidants and minerals and on a cold mountain night it is the perfect comfort.
This is the way they still grind coffee and corn to make tortillas in many villages in Mexico.
Bird in the morning sunrise
This shot was taken at Casa Pan de Miel, a hidden gem on the cost of Oaxaca.
The hidden beauty of waking up before the sunrise!
This authentic dish is usually served high in the mountains of Oaxaca and other regions throughout Mexico. We ate this wonderful dish in the mountains of Huatulco, Oaxaca. Mole Rojo has a very distinctive flavor due to the REAL chocolate that is added to it. It is a must when you go to Mexico, try to find a little mom and pop shop for the real deal.
Oaxaca cheese is sooooo delicious. It has a stringy consistancy and melts perfect for quesadillas.
Meat market in Oaxaca
This is a typical meat market in the zocalo in Oaxaca city.
The most delicious homemade Pozole from Aaron's Aunt Irma and Mom. The soup simmers for hours with pork and this special corn called hominy . It is so simple, the best part is adding your toppings which usually consist of onion, Mexican oregano, lime and chilis. A tostada on the side and you are smilling!
Quesadilla Con Camaron
I can't even express how good these are. I dream of them and I am so happy I got to taste these delicioso jewels in my lifetime.
Playa en Cabo
Fruit on a nice hot day on the beach is living at it's finest! This man is amazing, I don't think many of us could do what he does every day.
If I could have any kitchen it would be this one, you need to burn wood to heat your stove and oven. I could definitely cook up some serious whole foods in this kitchen. LOVE!
Mexican Cheese Pie
This looks ridiculous! I didn't get to taste it, Aaron did. He sends me these tantalizing pictures from Mexico, while I am here in Calgary. Dammit, I must have it.
Doors of Campeche, Mexico
There are countless beautiful, old doors everywhere you look in Old Town Campeche.
Doors of Campeche, Mexico
I think this is my favorite, but I tend to say that about every single one Aaron takes.
Streets of Campeche, Mexico
Wake up early and you get to have Old Town Campeche all to yourself.
Aaron and I in Celestun, Mexico. This place is a must, it's beautiful beaches, flamingos and a shell collectors paradise.
Cenote in Valladolid, Mexico
There are cenotes everywhere in the Yucatan. Cenotes are natural sink holes that you can swim in and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
It rained like crazy and we had water up to our knees, but when the sun came out it was beautiful. Holbox is a wonderful little island off of Cancun. Cute, layed back and perfect for collecting shells!
Cooking Class in Campeche
I had a chance to learn how to make real, homemade chocolate for Mexican hot chocolate. The class was in Spanish, so if you do not understand Spanish it may be hard to appreciate the class. Amazing experience!
El Limoncito Restaurant
Holbox, Mexico. Delicious, cheap, fresh and very friendly. You must have the chilaquiles rojo and then send me a note saying how much you love me!
Flamingo's of Celestun, Mexico
Casa Ixchel, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. This was the view from our room and the sound of the ocean made us breath easier and feel super relaxed.
Birds of Holbox, Mexico
Vegetable Vender, Merida Mexico.
I wonder what she's thinking.
We stayed in a 17th century Hacienda overnight in Yaxcopoil. This Hacienda back in the day used to produce real rope that was made from sisal; fibre from a type of agave plant. Once the synthetic rope took over, many of these Haciendas turned in to ruins. One of the best experiences ever!