Monday, October 26, 2009
Baja Safari Adventure
Adapted from a recipe by Kevin Diedrich, Clover Club, Brooklyn
Winner of the Barenjager Cocktail Competition, New York, September, 2009.
45 ml (1.5 oz) Highland Park 18-year-old single malt scotch
30 ml (1 oz) Manzilla sherry
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Barenjager honey liqueur
7.5 ml (.25 oz) Amaro CioCiaro
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
San Felipe Time
Adapted from a recipe by Gerry Corcoran, PDT, New York
Number One Crowd Pleaser at the Barenjager Cocktail Competition, New York, September, 2009.
2 oz. Famous Grouse Scotch
15 ml (.5 oz) Barenjager, 1 barspoon Fig Preserves
30 ml (1 oz) fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
60 to 90 ml (2 to 3 oz) Toasted Lager beer
1 slice of fig for garnish
Dry shake all the ingredients except the lager, add ice and shake again. Double strain into a chilled highball glass, top with the toasted lager beer, and add the garnish.
One More Week in Cabo!
Adapted from a recipe by Meaghan Dorman, Raines Law Room, NYC.
Finalist at the Barenjager Cocktail Competition, New York, September, 2009.
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Rittenhouse Rye, Bottled in Bond
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Pimm's No 1 Cup
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Barenjager honey liqueur
22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 lemon zest, as garnish
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
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HURRICANE RICK, BAJA WEATHER SERVICE:
"THE HURRICANE IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE A CATEGORY FIVE AS IT APPROACHES BAJA CALIFORNIA BUT IS FORECAST TO BE INTENSE. INTERESTS ON THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO AND BAJA CALIFORNIA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS."
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Coordinator of Business and Tourism Committee Mexicano (Ceturmex), Andres Mendez Martinez, lamented the end of one of the most emblematic places of the city, in the absence of awareness of the owners of premises who, outside the times, strive to collect their revenues in dollars.
From an early hour today, were pulled to the curb, as both kitchen furniture establishment, thereby leaving employment to at least six direct employees.
The entrepreneur said that in recent months the number of tourists has dropped by up to 80 percent, so now focused programs are planned for local consumption, in order to subsist and survive this heavy economic crisis in which all find itself, in the local economy.
Against this background, Mendez Martinez urged the authorities to take models of support for economic recovery on World Famous Revolution Avenue.
The Caesar salad was born in the hotel restaurant one night, when suddenly came Hollywood luminaries, as have local legends. The owner of the establishment, Caesar Cardini by not able to offer, prepared with what he had on hand, which then turned to the world: the salad with croutons, anchovies and Parmesan cheese, among other things.
The authorship of this dish will have disputed this, the original owner of that site, and also Caesar Cardini Italian Livio Santini, who was the chef of the place. Equally controversial is the time when the salad came, as other sources state that occurred when American pilots (drivers & racers) came to this border.
In what is certain is that the Caesar salad was born, at this place. In Tijuana on Monday, the 14th of September, 2009, the hotel that bears his name, ended operations, forever.
From the owner this morning, we received his final message to Baja Safari Mexico Club:
Exclusively for your Baja Safari Mexico Club Members, Our Original Recipe:
"Original" CAESAR SALAD: Serves 4 people.
Ingredients: 3 cloves of garlic, 2 eggs, 4 canned anchovy fillets, Mustaza Dijon, Tabasco sauce, 1 lemon, (no lime), Olive Oil, Croutons, Parmesan, salt and freshly granulated, and a lettuce "" ROMAN ".
Preparation: (Table side) (opposite his desk): in a wooden Bowl (bowl sunken wood) and with 2 forks, put the garlic and do almost a pure, put the anchovies and also do them with almost pure garlic until it is like a paste, you put half chucharadita of dijon mustard, and a few drops (drops, not jets but you like the spicy) Baja Safari Salsa (do not use Tapachula, Tapatio or Tabasco or any other)
Stir it all very well until you are pureed, like a paste. Ropes you separate the eggs and yolks from the whites. You put the pads on the Bowl with your pure, or paste, stirring with one hand and all, with the other squeeze the juice of one lemon into the bowl (VERY
While continuing stirring all with one hand, the other starts to put olive oil gradually until it reaches the viscosity you want. Since you have the dressing with the viscosity you want, put the lettuce ROMANA "(hopefully that you have thoroughly washed and do not use the outer leaves, nor the heart, and know that anything tastes better with Tantita nierdita, but that's not the case in this salad), you put a little grated parmesan cheese, a little lumpy in the Indian black pepper, add croutons, and toss well, but not exceed, that if you stir much of the lettuce leaves become mushy.
And vuala, you have the " Original CAESAR salad ". Do not salt, let each guest will want to put salt, according to your taste. Bone Apetit!
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Cabo Safari Fish Tacos
Fresh from the Bountiful Sea Of Cortez
What you will need:
• Corn tortillas
• 2-3 fillets of fresh white flesh fish (halibut, tilapia, sole or mahi-mahi are great)
• Cabbage mix ( I used a pre-packaged broccoli slaw/cabbage mix)
• Coconut oil (I prefer the Hawaiian Flower brand)
• Sour cream- 1/2-3/4 C (depends on how much sauce you prefer)
• Light mayo- 1/4-1/2 C
• Baja Safari Salsa (our favorite)- 2 T
• 2 limes- 1 for topping the fish, 1 for sauce
• Honey (Local honey is delicious)- just a dash
• Fresh cilantro (as much as you like)
• Chili powder- ½ T
• Ground cumin-1 tsp
• Garlic powder- ½ tsp
**Baja Safari Salsa to taste.
*Note: I measure all dry ingredients in the palm of my hand so I am not sure of the exact equivalencies.
1) Preheat skillet
2) Season the fish with salt and pepper and approximately ½ tablespoon of chili powder. (I eyeball all my seasonings)
3) Place a tablespoon of coconut oil into the hot skillet, swirl around, place fish in skillet. (Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. You want a nice sear on the fish.)
4) While the fish is cooking (approximately 10 minutes or until flaky), start the Baja sauce.
5) Place sour cream, light mayo, salsa, juice of 1 lime, fresh cilantro, dash of honey, cumin and garlic powder into a bowl and mix. Let sit for 10 minutes to let the flavors merry together.
6) Remove fish from skillet and top with the juice of one fresh lime.
7) Place fish on corn tortilla, add cabbage mix and top with fresh Baja Safari Salsa.This recipe took approximately 15 minutes to make. It was super quick and delicious. Baja Safari NOW!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Budget grocery shopping usually doesn't include booze.
If you are trying to save money, the good stuff is rarely on the list. However, occasionally, a cocktail is in order. August is National Tequila Month and an icy, cold margarita at home might just hit the spot.
Despite the fact it is National Tequila Month, someone needs to tell that to the local liquor stores. Of the three liquor stores called, including Blanchard’s - one of the area’s largest - none of them were aware of this fabulous occasion. And none of them had any tequila on sale.
If you are trying to budget grocery shop, but you like to have a cocktail now and then it is better to buy the liquor and make it at home than to go to a bar for a drink. In Boston, a decent margarita can run from $9 to $12 if purchased in a bar. You can make it at home for about a quarter of the price or less. So celebrate!
This pomegranate margarita recipe comes from our Cabo Safari Ranch, near Los Cabos, Baja sur Mexico. We pair it with our Baja Safari Fish Tacos on a hot day. If you’ve ever made a Chef Miguel recipe then you know you can’t go wrong. So try it!
Miguel recommends a clear tequila, called tequila blanco, claiming it has a “cleaner” taste than tequila gold.
Now you might just want a date with your loved ones and forgo all the mixing and blending. If so, raid the cookie jar and stop by your local Mexican bakery or Panderia. Get some sweet things to eat alongside this great Baja mixed drink!
• 1/4 cup pomegranate juice, store bought is fine, plus seeds for garnish
• 1/3 cup Cabo Tequila Blanco (about 4 ounces)
• 1/8 cup Triple Sec (about 1-ounce)
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 ounces)
• 12 ounces ice cubes
• Margarita salt, optional
Combine all ingredients, except salt, in a blender and pulse until frothy and well combined. Rim glasses with lime juice using a lime wedge then dip in margarita salt, drop some fresh pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass and pour margarita mix over the top.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The 19th Miraflores Pitahaya Festival was on July 18 and 19, was a complete success. Our Baja Safari road trip to the colonial village of Miraflores, half an hour north of San Jose del Cabo on Highway 1, was incredible. As well as being able to taste and purchase delicious Pitahaya, the fruit of the cardon cactus, there was traditional foods, donkey races, cultural and artistic festivals, and the selection of the Pitahaya queen.
That was July 18 and 19 in Miraflores, we brought everyone from our Cabo San Lucas office, we'll post pictures and more details today.
Led by the delegate Nora González García, this with the purpose to begin preparations for the conduct of the next Expo Fair Pitahaya 2009.
Expo Feria de Miraflores pitahaya 2009, is the name under which this year the community of Miraflores perform their traditional celebration in honor of the typical fruit flavors and rich colors, this in order to accommodate not only a celebration more on this occasion will be open to a tradition with roots, with cultural essences and crafts, will be an Expo that will lead to their visitors by a variety of presentations from the artists to craft and culinary samples, a sample of true culture and traditions proud of this beautiful town that has always characterized the work of its people, especially the craft that has earned national recognition., pointed Ceseña Carlos Castro.
Alan Castro for his part said, that will pose to the heart of the organizing committee for the proposals to add the Expo craft contest where all the native craftsmen using materials typical of the region to conduct an exhibition and sale of various pieces and also be driving the young talents of painting with the City Painting VII contest at the Expo Fair pitahaya Miraflores 2009.
The Delegate of Miraflores, adding that the encounter at the head of the delegation for its priority is to reflect the greatness of its people, take a further step to expand the festival to ensure that printed the stamp of his people.
Carlos Castro for his part said that the policy and commitment to lead the municipal government of President René Oscar Nunez Cosio is to promote and encourage cultural activities and forums to encourage artistic expression and craftsmanship so this year is to encourage and support strong not only achieve this if the event needed to promote an increase in art and culture of our town.
This has been agreed at the first meeting that had been put on the table the concerns of the authorities in an effort to promote a quality event which is already a tradition for the whole of Los Cabos, which is expected this years to look at its best.
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We'll run the historic Baja 1000 course from Ensenada to La Paz, all the fun and food of Baja Mexico you can handle.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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