Category Archives: Food/drinks

Bee and Wasp solution

For a few days now we have been inundated with wasps and bees around the breakfast tables. It has been a problem more for the tourists than anything as these pesky things were smelling the sweet honey that we serve … Continue reading

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Rosca the bread of the Three Kings Day

This year in Santa Elena for the first time they did the biggest Rosca they have ever done… You know the one where it goes on and on forever , so it seems I always buy one for the restaurant … Continue reading

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Christmas in Santa Elena Yucatan

Like everywhere in the world people celebrate christmas in their own special ways and here it is no different. Parties are abound and in full swing. The youngsters give their school performances in the main square with the proud parents … Continue reading

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Amazing lunches

Amazing lunches We have been having some rather amazing lunches prepared for the staff and myself during the July and August holidays. Food prepared from recipes from all over the world. One day we had home made pizzas, another day … Continue reading

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Maya shamanic ceremony

Huay e col. Sunday was an eventful day here in St Elena where I was invited to attend a shamanic ceremony called Huay e col. This is a ceremony to ask the rain god Chaac to bring forth lots of … Continue reading

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pollo pibil or pollo yucatecan……..a comparison

How does one compare a main course dish which are of two different ways  of preparation  and from two different restaurants I felt compelled to write this to inform people of the difference between Pollo in Achiote (or as some … Continue reading

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Kitchen cooking for the staff.

What do we eat in the kitchen for lunch? Well we always eat together, when work is finished in the kitchen, ready for the day. We eat traditional local fare most of the time like potaje de lentaje (lentil soup) … Continue reading

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The answer to the thing!

Well most of you were correct in one way or another .The answer is a fruit picker. Not just one particular fruit but for all.So I have to award the first response for lunch!!  You can see who it is … Continue reading

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Tortillas by hand

One of the most favourite by far are tortillas made by hand. They depart such a morish(more you eat the more you want)taste that keeps you wanting more.Its taken awhile to put this into place as people were beginning to … Continue reading

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Museo del cacao/plantacion Tikul

After what seems like waiting for ever the new chocolate museum is now open and operating. It’s been a long hard slog for Mathew and his helper Martin. Mathew from Belgium is the owner of X’ocoatl chocolate store in Merida … Continue reading

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