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10 March 2014

Baja Bound, Part 22. Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur


Mexican Cooking Classes at Casa Colores with Donna Jones


For the 9th of November 2013 we made arrangements ahead of time to learn to cook Mexican Style with Donna Jones. The cost was US $ 50.00 per person including lunch, and scheduled from 10am to 2pm for a class up to 8 people. That was a fantastic deal.


Cooking Classes in Donna's Beautiful Kitchen

We met Donna at the Sendero Mall in Cabo San Lucas. She collected the other 3 couples and we drove to her home just outside Cabo in the country overlooking the bay. Donna grew up in Arizona, but lives in Mexico for the last 35 years.


Spices to be Roasted for the Mole

The upper floor of her house is set up for the cooking classes. We were a nice group, two couples  from Vancouver, and one from Australia. Everybody got along great. We could help ourselves to water, Jamaica Juice and Tequila.





Donna gave us a brief history of the Mexican Cuisine. She really loves Oxacan food ( Oxaca is a southern state on the mainland of Mexico). Her boyfriend is from there.



This was a very hands on class. We roasted peppers, grounded spices, mashed garlic, and tasted everything.


Carefully Peeling Roasted Peppers

We came to the conclusion that Mexican cooking is very time consuming. It took us all day to make a Mole and a Pipian Sauce. But the delicious lunch we had was amazing. We cooked and tasted all afternoon. 


Lunch: Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with Menonita Chihuahua Cheese
My favorite Guacamole recipe:  
Mash one garlic clove with a teaspoon of sea salt. Mash a perfect ripe Avocado with a potato masher, mix with the garlic and salt. That's it. Serve with warmed up Corn Chips.  


Yummy Guacamole
Buen Provecho!     Bon Appétit!    Enjoy!


The Cooking Classes with Donna are on the Top Floor

By the time we left Donna it was 4:30 pm. We had a wonderful day.

For more pictures from our Cooking Classes, please click on our Web Album


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