Mexican Cooking

A few years ago I had the chance to take a trip to Cabo San Lucas. I immediately took the opportunity to schedule a cooking class about Mexican cuisine. Along with my husband and a small group of friends we visited Donna Somerlott at her home and school, Casa de Colores. It was an amazing experience. The most valuable lesson was her recipe for Chorizo seasoning. It’s basically a “chili powder” paste that will make anything you make taste more authentic. For those of you that will never get the chance to attend one of Donna’s classes, here is the seasoning recipe.



  1. Toast the spices
  2. Toast the chiles
  3. Grind the spices
  4. Cut the chiles into small pieces
  5. Blend the ground spices, chopped chiles, and 1-2 T. vinegar. Add more water/vinegar as necessary to make a paste.