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Farmers market in Cabo San Lucas offers a variety of organic produce grown by hard working Mexican farmers, as well as baked goods. Support local hard working people instead of corporations when in Cabo! |ifoodreal.com

We have been on our life changing almost month long vacation in Mexico for 18 days now. Time sure does fly when you are having fun. We finally left our compound to go to the farmers market for the second time. The heat and the fact that it is nearly impossible to suggest any other activity to the boys besides the pool and beach (once they are loaded in the van it is all good though), make me and Alex super lazy. Honestly, I don’t even feel like posting any recipes because it feels like work here and I feel like none of it, rather sharing my adventures. And this is what I’m doing, despite my previous promises, but I will get back at recipes in first week of April, promise. I think you don’t mind a bit of “Mexican spice” on iFOODreal though.:)

Farmers market in Cabo San Lucas (Facebook page) is an organic market. Not USDA certified organic but rather honest hard working small farmers of Mexico certified. I chose a picture of this elderly gentleman helping his son (?) as a main photo for many reasons. He took a special place in my heart – in ironed pants, super clean shoes and a dress shirt, he is selling produce he grew with his old tired hands, while patting my boys on their heads and walking with difficulty, taking breaks in the shade. Everything about this man says “kindness” and “hard work”, and I’m sure he doesn’t own much. This is why I shop at farmers markets anywhere I can, to support people’s hard work instead of Walmart and Costco’s VP executive salaries. Poverty is heart wrenching, but my heart aches when particularly elderly suffer as their ability to work is limited. Anyways.

Farmers market in Cabo San Lucas offers a variety of organic produce grown by hard working Mexican farmers, as well as baked goods. Support local hard working people instead of corporations when in Cabo! |ifoodreal.com

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Downtown Cabo San Lucas On Sunday, we ventured out to explore downtown Cabo San Lucas, visit Medano Beach and go for dinner. The main mall, Puerto Paraiso, was just a mall, very Americanized with nothing special we haven’t seen before. We bought kids overpriced ice cream and went for a very warm walk by the marina, where we saw the cutest “show” ever: seal begging for fish carcasses as fishermen were  dealing with their catch of the day. We quickly got tired of intoxicated almost naked spring breakers, pushy sales people…
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Last week on our second day in Los Cabos, we ended up at the Monuments Beach to hit the waves in our own style. This is when I snapped beautiful sunset photos while boys were getting swim trunks full of sand. Boys have never jumped in such of magnitude waves and they were thrilled. Monuments Beach is located just a few miles from downtown Cabo and is known as a small surfer’s beach. You gotta be an experienced surfer as there are quite a few rocks around. Monuments…
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Santa Maria Beach is a 5 minute drive from our condo in Los Cabos, Mexico. This side of Pacific Ocean is quite rocky with high waves making sheltered beaches, like Santa Maria, with calm waters and white sand a true gift for kids and snorkelling. We arrived in our van around 9AM before the tour boats with crowds of tourists. At first, water is every cold this time of the year but after about 20 minutes standing waist deep I gave in and got used to it, especially once…
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Renting a condo versus staying at an all-inclusive resort means we have to do our own cooking. I’m still deciding how I feel about it because the last thing I want to do on vacation is to cook. But this time I had no choice because we came down to Mexico for a month versus traditional week or two at the resort, it was my sacrifice. We have a van that we rent from our condo’s owners, so we can go out. It is definitely a must with…
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To get a full picture, you can read about our decision to travel to Mexico for longer than a week in an all-inclusive resort and about our first days in Los Cabos. Last night we went to the surfer’s beach. While all 3 boys, big and small, were jumping in the waves and stuffing pockets with sand, I snapped about 50 photos of about 20 stages of sunset in Los Cabos within an hour. You will be grateful I am sharing only 4 or 5. It is a full moon and…
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Hola from beautiful sunny Los Cabos, Mexico! It is +29C and never ending sunny forecast with a refreshing breeze (no need for AC – yay), and at home, in Vancouver, it is snowing. We made it here safe and sound, and are slowly adjusting to a new pace of life, which is completely weird compared to craziness at home, and I’m just popping in for an update. If you don’t know, we went to live in Mexico for a month. Life is short, make every day count. After…
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I have been dreaming of writing this post since October, as soon as we booked our place. And here I am, sitting in my car at the hockey rink’s parking lot, on the last day of February, listening to cars passing by in a slush and thinking that in a week I will finally get away from snow, and will be falling asleep listening to waves. We had a horrendous winter full of snow in place of usual PNW rain, and I swear I will never complain of…
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Here is the truth – I used to wear shorts and jeans size 3 and 5. A few years ago, when I was working out 4-5 times a week and eating high protein and low carb diet. 2 years ago when I stopped dieting (yes, keep reading) and started eating complex carbs and generally enjoy life while still leading a clean eating lifestyle, I slowly gained a few lbs. I’m not sure how much because I do not own a scale. I’m honestly scared for numbers to rule…
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Since we are leaving on a month long tropical adventure in a few days, I’m trying not to grocery shop and use up everything I have. In a very long list of draft recipes (about 100) I had this chocolate coconut bread I tested a few years back and since have abandoned. I remember it turned out very moist but texture needed work. Kids have busy week of sports, so I needed fuel snacks, desperately. Healthy chocolate bread made with a can of coconut milk to the rescue, yep….
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