Category Archives: Notes from the Cook

Night of the Dead in Patzcuaro, Mexico

Frank and I traveled to Mexico in late October of this year.  We love to experience the colorful culture, kind people, and delicious cuisine of Mexico any time of the year, but this trip had a specific purpose: to experience … Continue reading

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Topolobampo, Rick Bayless’ famous Chicago Mexican Restaurant

CookWithUs.com The Oxman girls hit Chicago! 0r, how much can two sisters eat in two days in Chicago?  A lot! I wanted to eat dinner at Topolobampo more than anything.  This highly rated Mexican restaurant in downtown Chicago is owned … Continue reading

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Mexican Cooking Class Questions? Which Achiote paste is best?

Hi Lynne. I took a couple of your classes and was in your class last night (Enchilada sauce). We have company coming this weekend so I thought I would make the sauce ahead, so got my tomatoes and seasonings. I … Continue reading

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"2010" A new beginning

Brand new video camera, bright flood lights, and a willing filmmaker have turned our home kitchen into a bustling movie set. This is all part of our grand plan to bring live Mexican Cuisine cooking demonstations to our viewers. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Down and Out

It has been a long hard journey from our 20 year dream house and well established cooking retreat to just ashes and fire-stained concrete walls; with only fond memories of what once was and will never be again. We have … Continue reading

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Down but not Out!

2009 has gotten off to a fiery start. On January 19th we received word that there was a fire at our “casa” in Todos Santos. Frank flew down immediately to access the damage. Unfortunately it’s fairly extensive and we are … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all our friends and clients. We wish you a prosperous and healthy New Year, filled with the wonder of travel, learning, and new friends. Usually this time of year our cooking classes are in full swing in … Continue reading

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Another successful cooking season!

Frank and I have been back in the States for almost two weeks now, working diligently updating our website and brainstorming new ideas for “Cook with Us.” The highlight of our five months in Todos Santos, Mexico was definitely getting … Continue reading

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Hooray for Todos Santos

I can’t believe how the summer just slipped away. I had the best intentions of keeping up with this blog…but there always seems to be something to keep me away from writing about all that we are doing. I guess … Continue reading

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Revised Website

Our revised website has some great new photos, thanks to our students who so graciously forwarded them to us. We’d like to extend our gratitude and also give credit where credit is due. Jane Rosenberg of Rosenberg Designs took great … Continue reading

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