Cooking at home in Mexico-Sister #3


You guys know I am passionate about food.

I love to cook. It’s my happy place. It’s where I find my Zen. So it only makes sense that some of my favourite time spent on my winter vacation is in the kitchen. This year I am staying in two different places, for a month each. They both have small kitchenettes. They are pretty basic.  They both feature full size fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, plates, glasses, and cutlery. That’s it for one of the kitchens, the other also has a double gas burner, toaster, blender, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. Over the years we have accumulated a few supplies that allow me to cook in either location.  It can be tricky to cook for a big gang with limited tools, but somehow I’ve managed.

Another favourite way to spend my time is food shopping.

The open air markets are full of fresh produce native to the area.  I’ve gotten to know the Mexican products pretty well and know enough Spanish that I can manage to find what I’m looking for. (Unlike our trip to Prague where my sisters and I came home with buttermilk for our coffee). Because our budget is tight, we eat at home a lot. We often start the day with fruit, yogurt and toast but for a treat, I like to whip up omelets or French toast with tropical toppings.  We usually pack a lunch and snacks for the beach. So far this trip I have made most of our dinners at home.  

Recently I made lime chicken with Mexican oregano, rice and carrots. A play on a lemon chicken dish I often make at home.  Its nice to have home cooked food, and the fresh ingredients make everything delicious.  

Lime Chicken


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 tbsp flour                 1 tsp Lawry’s seasoning salt

1 tbsp oregano             3 tbsp oil

Juice from 1/2 a lime


Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.  Mix together seasoning salt and flour.  Toss chicken in seasoned flour.  Heat oil over high heat. Shake off excess flour off chicken and add to hot pan. Turn element down to medium-high.  Brown all sides of chicken and cook through, about 4 minutes.  When chicken is finished cooking, squeeze lemon juice over top and let reduce and coat chicken for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with oregano and serve.  

Kath’s quote: “To me, food is as much about the moment, the occasion, the location, and the company as it is about the taste.” – Heston Blumenthal

Love never fails.

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