We’ve mastered the style of Mexican living

We’ve mastered the style of Mexican living

13-Febrero-2020 Jueves, Cozumel.

This is turning into a food blog

We went out to breakfast for a change. I got a traditional Yucatan breakfast. Scrambled eggs with chaya, fried plantain, chilliquias and black beans.

Chaya (Cnidoscolus chayamansa) is a shrub native to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. It sometimes called or tree spinach.

Chaya is a good source of protein, vitamins, calcium, and iron; and is also a rich source of antioxidants. Raw chaya leaves are toxic as they contain a glucoside that can release toxic cyanide. Cooking is essential prior to consumption to inactivate the toxic components. Cooking destroys also destroys stinging hairs. (I should have checked out wiki before I ordered it.)

We’ve mastered the style of Mexican living. Can’t make it past 2PM without a siesta.

Jack Hammer completed the tiled wall!

Fitting in the second to last piece of tile.

The crew currently working on the condo is a lively bunch. Music playing all the time and the crew singing along. Loudly and laughing. I find it entertaining. Dale, not so much. I will agree though that it was a bit disruptive during our mid-day siesta today.

Cena (Supper)

We had supper this evening at la Kondesa. (.7 mile walk one way) Lovely restaurant with great ambiance.

The cat came with the food. She followed the waiter over and placed herself between Dale and I as the food was put on the table. Her ploy worked. I did feed her.

When our table was cleared the cat left, watching for the next waiter to serve food.

All restaurants have one or more pets.

Grocery Store

For people who eat out almost everyday we sure seem to go to the grocery store a lot. I can honestly say I haven’t cooked a meal since we came to Cozumel. Dale has done the cooking. (Thanks Dale)

I just like to look around.

Buenas noches

This design doesn’t seem well thought out ?

Hechos Graciosos (Fun facts)

Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced only in the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit and Tamaulipas. It is made from a single type of agave plant – the agave tequilana (blue agave).

agave tequilana (thanks wiki for the picture)

Mezcal is a Mexican distilled spirit that is made from the agave plant. It does not have the restrictions tequila does.

Agave plant

El Centro. Three tequila shops within two blocks. The trendy new tequila flavor is peanut butter tequila. I’m not trying it.


2 thoughts on “We’ve mastered the style of Mexican living

  1. Congrats on you both getting your PADI certification!! next step, nitrox! I read through your entire Cozumel post, and you clearly had a much more exciting time in town than we did out in the sticks. Now I need to start reading your Great Loop blog with a focus on the TN river section, as April 1 is fast approaching!

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