To celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband he and I recently went on our first hard-core "Glamping" adventure in Mexico. Our friends Alex and Becky were also kind enough to take a break from the cold New England weather and join us.
If the photos are any indication the sunshine was like a delicacy helping refuel these busy Bostonians.
It was also a treat to get away from the bustle of San Francisco both into nature and a completely different type of food culture. The flavors of the norther Mexican Baja area were rich and spicy with a hint of a tropical influence. The dried chiles and tastes of tamarind were the perfect compliment to fresh fruits and veggies. You'll likely see some of these spice blends in an upcoming kit.
We also learned about the complex relationship between Mexico and the US that shapes this boarder region. I think most of that came from the fantastic tour we had with Turista Libre through Tijuana.
It was also lovely to get off the beaten path and into some glamping tents at the Cabnas Cuarto Cuartos in Valle Guadalupe. It was a trip to sleep inside the safari tents in a king size bed and enjoy room service. Just crazy pants! It was not like any other camping I've ever done. And it is its own category of thing.
We also enjoyed some amazing food that was prepared over an open fire in the Valle at Deckman's. Talk about delicious and a tast-spirational for some upcoming CampEats kits. And I think their outdoor kitchen set-up would give some US spots some major envy.
I am also still thinking about these crazy meat pies we got from a bakery in Tecate. This might be something to make in my camping toastie maker.