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Category Archives: Around The Ranch

Salsa y Salsa Dance and Cooking Class

Salsa y Salsa is the newest must-do class at La Cocina Que Canta. It is a fusion of good food, nature, music and dancing. I documented my unforgettable class experience to share with you!

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First Chef Denise demonstrated how to make various types of salsa and the famous Ranch Aztec guacamole.

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This delicious salsa featured freshly picked strawberries from Tres Estrellas Farm. The fusion of sweet and savory ingredients was perfect.

Garden Tour

Chef Denise then led an interactive organic garden tour. We nibbled on mustard greens and hand-picked carrots as we admired sunset views of Mt. Kuchumaa.


When we returned to La Cocina’s garden patio there was a traditional farm-to-table Mexican feast waiting for us. We dug in.

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After dinner we gathered on the tiled dance floor for a salsa dancing class. Manuel, The Ranch’s salsa teacher, has infectious energy and natural talent. We danced our hearts out.

Salsa the food is a fusion of culture, ingredients and flavors from around the world. Salsa the dance is a fusion of global dance traditions and movement.  Together they make the perfect pair.


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Savor The Ranch

It’s difficult not to capture gorgeous photos while at the Ranch. Often, the best ones are unexpected, when the lighting is just right, the wisteria happens to be blooming or I discover a new sculpture or landscape design.  You see, … Continue reading



The Exchange of Ideas

I view Rancho La Puerta as a spa and fitness vacation with TED Talks. While my body and soul are nourished, the expert lectures stimulate me intellectually and encourage me to evaluate the way I live my everyday life. The knowledge I … Continue reading



A Day on Our Organic Farm

Sometimes there is nothing that calms my mind more than being surrounded by Mt. Kuchumaa and flowers in bloom.  Yesterday we spent time with Chef Denise Roa and head gardener Salvador Tinajero on our organic farm, Rancho Tres Estrellas.  The weather … Continue reading


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