Curiosity and laziness are never a good combination but thankfully I’m blessed with good luck and a sense of humour. Some of you might remember last year, when I was teaching at kid’s camp, it seemed like a good idea to cook hotdogs in the sun…that turned out ok in the end but can you imagine what a catastrophe it could have been if I’d sent them all home with food poisoning?
This time around, I was the only victim of my silly ideas, but lets get started shall we?
So, I was in Mexico this summer! Yay! My husband’s ship stopped in Progreso and Cozumel. For the record, I’ve been to both these places hundreds of times and so I’m always on the lookout for a new experience.
Hence, we booked a tour to a private house on the beach. We were situated in the lovely villa where we had several chefs and bartenders at our beck and call.
The tour brochure stated that you could stand with the chef or bartender and get some quick lessons on cooking etc. Mexican style. After a couple of cold Coronas and a swim in the sea, I decided to see how they were going to prepare my fish. What happened instead, was the chef handed me a very large knife and told me to chop onions! Ok, big fail on my part obviously! I guess when I asked if I could watch and assist, something got lost in translation and I ended up making salsa!
No worries though, I cut through those onions, tomatoes and cilantro like a trouper and before you knew it, it was lunchtime!