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Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farms

Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!
Hooray! Here’s Part Two of our “Fellow Foodies” series, and I am sooo excited to share this one! We snuck down to Cabo San Lucas with friends a few weeks ago to escape winter, and spent a week basically doing nothing. It was glorious! We mostly sat by the pool and watched the whales splash around in the bay. We became very lazy very quickly. However, when we did pull ourselves off the deck chairs, we made sure it was for quality stuff! And thus, let me introduce you to Flora Farms, one of my new favorite places in the world!

Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!
Flora Farms is a beautiful, 25-acre oasis nestled in the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, just outside Cabo. Oh My Goodness…is it a little hidden paradise! For ten years, the farmers at Flora Farms have worked the soil by hand, growing incredible organic produce and gorgeous flowers. Their grocery sells this amazing produce, as well as breads made in their wood-burning oven, handcrafted pastas, meats cured right on site…I could go on and on. The charming restaurant also pampers diners with handcrafted pizzas, Sunday brunch, meals produced from produce literally picked minutes before serving.

Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!
We took an outdoor cooking class at Flora Farms from chef Elie, who is extraordinarily gifted at crafting delicious foods, and we got to indulge in a very fun morning of cooking and tasting!

Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!
Working roasted veggies with mortar and pestle, we created amazingly rich, fresh salsa. Adding grilled pineapple to pico de gallo was a total revelation, and the rosemary-garlic guacamole was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. We hand-pressed fresh corn tortillas and ate them hot off the grill. The fresh hibiscus juice and carrot juice we tasted were out of this world, and our culminating meal of fish tacos with housemade slaw and our salsas was definitely a “food moment.”

Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!
Who knew Cabo is so much more than sand, surf and time-share hawkers?! Flora Farms is definitely worth the short journey away from the beach. It’s a magical place where land and people are tied closely together. We felt a reverence for nature there, a sense of wonder and beauty in the extraordinary earth we live on. What a gift!

Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!Al Fresco Cooking at Flora Farm: Try this fresh rosemary guacamole from the experts at this amazing organic farm outside Cabo San Lucas in Mexico!
*Recipe and above photo credit: Jose Valdivia

Rosemary-Garlic Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Approx. 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 2-3 twigs of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Put rosemary, serrano pepper and garlic in the molacajete (mortar and pestle) and mix until it is a paste.
  2. Gently mix in the avocados until blended.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

*If you don't have a mortar and pestle, just use a large bowl and a fork to break up the avocado. You'll need to mince the garlic and pepper and finely crush the rosemary.

http://www.kiwiandcarrot.com/al-fresco-cooking-at-flora-farms/

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2 Comments

  • Reply Rosie Zimmet March 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Will be in Cabo May 27 -June 3. Want to take a cooking class. Do you have any information About cooking classes during that week?

    • Reply Elizabeth March 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Rosie, how fun! You should for sure go to the farm and take a class! It was amazing. I would just contact them by email. Be patient…they sometimes don’t answer back right away. For cooking class info: marty@flora-farms.com
      general Flora Farms website: http://www.flora-farms.com
      We took a morning class, which also included a tour of the farm and a spectacular lunch in the garden. Well worth the money! Let me know if you go and how you like it:)

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