My Tiki Bar Kitchen -- 4

Today let’s do a couple of different but out-of-the-ordinary recipes, both easy and delicious! That was one of my requirements for Lorena, simple. She came through on most occasions since I managed to communicate that I’m no cook. So put on your apron, pop a cork (always cook with wine!), and jump right in! ATUN! (ah-toon) OR A NEW TAKE ON TUNA SALAD Atun is the Spanish word for tuna. I’m not a big canned tuna fan, so I wasn’t excited about it – until I tasted it. The way the Mexicans do it is to my liking! I’ll list the full recipe, but you can do it without some things and jimmy it around and it’s still really good. ...

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MY TIKI BAR KITCHEN -- 1

I know, tiki is so South Pacific and we’re in Mexico – but it’s also retro American kitsch that evokes silliness and warmth and friends having cocktails at sunset. So grab your tiki mug and just go with me! So what could be so different about food prep in Mexico? What’s the big deal? Well, for me, it is quite different and a challenge. I can’t really put my finger on one thing or one area and explain it to anyone, so there will be several articles in this series about food purchase, preparation, and cooking – and some authentic Mexican recipes that I find easy and tasty. ...

Medicine in Mexico

We’ve been asked, What will you do if you get sick or need a doctor? You’re in MEXICO, for heaven’s sake! Oh, horror of horrors! Their health care can’t possibly be trustworthy! Or can it? Well, our plan is, if we need to, we’ll go to the doctor here. We don’t have any insurance. We’d rather (to borrow a quote) pay for what IS instead of what MIGHT BE. Here in Mexico and most all the other countries we plan to visit over the next several years, it’s actually possible to pay for your care out of pocket! ...