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Advice for Mexican Snowbirds and Expats, Traveling With Your Pet to Mexico

Advice for Mexican Snowbirds and Expats, Traveling With Your Pet to Mexico

Traveling with your pet to Mexico requires advanced planning especially if you fly.   All of the regulations apply to land and air entries but when you drive, often times there is no one around to check your pet’s papers. I’ll tell you why I comply […]

Advice For Mexican Snowbirds: Securing Your Home For Extended Travel

Securing Your Home for Extended Travel Nothing ruins your beach day faster than a call from a neighbor in the north that you have water running our of your basement or there’s an unfamiliar moving van parked in your driveway. True story; my husband once […]

Advice for Mexican Snowbirds, Dealing With Mail

Advice for Mexican Snowbirds, Dealing With Mail

For Mexican Snowbirds, dealing with mail can be so frustrating, but deal you must. In the U.S. we take snail mail for granted. We walk out to our box or stop at the post office and there is mail. We don’t even have to think […]

Host A Mexican Tapas Party and A Recipe For Chorizo Mushroom Tapas

Host A Mexican Tapas Party and A Recipe For Chorizo Mushroom Tapas

  Host a Mexican tapas party to celebrate being back on the Baja. Let’s get together. Ideas for hosting your own tapas party Make it a potluck You could suggest a small bite category or theme to each guest or be surprised when your friends […]

Instant Pot Chicken with Creamy Rosemary Mushrooms, Freezer Slow Cooker Meal

Instant Pot Chicken with Creamy Rosemary Mushrooms, Freezer Slow Cooker Meal

Try this simple yet elegant, easy Instant Pot chicken recipe with baby Portobello mushrooms and creamy goat cheese over polenta. I just purchased an Instant Pot and I’m experimenting with recipes for the slow cooker and the pressure cooker settings. This is a slow cooker […]

Easy Healthy No Cook Meals For Camping or Travel in Mexico

Easy Healthy No Cook Meals For Camping or Travel in Mexico

A shopping list and menu for 3 days of healthy no cook meals.  Perfect for an end of Summer, Labor Day camping trip, or exploring and surfing trips all year-long in Baja Mexico. One of the best reasons to travel is to explore the local […]

Baja Sur, Mexico Travel Advisory Issued, Why This Expat Cares

Baja Sur, Mexico Travel Advisory Issued, Why This Expat Cares

  The U.S. Department of State issued a Mexico Travel Advisory for Baja California Sur, Mexico and Why This Expat Cares. If you stopped to read this post because you want to reinforce your fears of travel in Baja Mexico then stop reading and stay […]

Ten Essential Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without in Baja, Mexico

Ten Essential Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without in Baja, Mexico

Ten Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without in Baja, Mexico Every chef or home cook has a list of essentials kitchen gadgets that they can’t live without and these are ten of my favorite kitchen tools that make my life easier. Of course I could make […]

Weekly Meal Plan and Healthy Baja Recipes

Weekly Meal Plan and Healthy Baja Recipes

Making a weekly meal plan helps me save money, time and reduces the stress of “What’s for dinner?” I make healthy choices at the market, reduce waste because I know what is in the pantry and I’m less tempted to eat out. I always buy […]

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu

La Gringa’s Weekly Menu

Planning my meals around the available produce helps me use everything I’ve purchased without waste and allows me to create around the freshest ingredients. I print the menu and hang it on the refrigerator so that everyone knows the weekly plan. Of course, we don’t […]