Culinary Corner December 2021

Photo courtesy Masienda

Tamal and Posole Kits

If you’re looking for a way to get a jumpstart on some of Mexico’s best Christmastime dishes to make from scratch at home, try the tamal or pozole kits from Masienda. Both corn-based dishes are labor-intensive, traditional meals made in Mexico and popular this time of year. Take some of the work out of the recipes and try them at home with these convenient kits. They also make great gifts for any foodie or home chef!

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Bajamar Winery to Open

Ensenada’s Bajamar Golf Resort is opening its own winery. They have a vineyard on property and a variety of wines available for tastings and to purchase. Winery tours will also be available. For more information, visit


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Make Ponche Navideño

Get into the Mexican Christmas spirit by making some Ponche Navideño (Christmas punch) at home this season. Baja chef Marcela Valladolid has made it extremely easy this year by selling “El Ponche,” a special jar of dried fruit and spices so all you have to do is add the liquor!

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New Restaurant at Encuentro Guadalupe

Toba, a new restaurant at boutique hotel Encuentro Guadalupe in Valle de Guadalupe has opened. The gorgeous open air restaurant features dishes from chefs Andrés Trujillo and Vanessa Franco. You can make reservations on Open Table.

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