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New Salsa Creation

Last Thursday, we had the loveliest group of people from Carnival, but one fellow made Leonique and I laugh so much.  He had obviously had a few Margaritas, and every time we walked by his table, he was making his whole table laugh, as well as yelling across to other tables and making them laugh.  We always have said that laughter is important, but from laughter comes joy and from joy comes creation…

So from the table of laughter, we bring you their Salsa Creation.  At first, when we were called over to try it, we were hesitant.  I personally thought the worst (hahaha) and I tried to get out of trying it by saying “Oh, I had a huge breakfast…” but that was to no avail.  I was given a Totopo (corn chip) and my hand was motioned to dip and eat.  So I dipped…and I ate!  MMMMMMMMMMM!   Truly.  It was delicious, so I looked at Leonique and said “You gotta try this”, which she did, and she had the same reaction “Mmmmmmmmm”.

So I won’t keep you waiting any longer.  We wanted to share it with you.  It was a combination of several of the salsas we made, but with a little tweak here and a little tweak there.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  When prompted to write it down and “name” the salsa, we got a cheeky giggle and a napkin which read :

What happens in Vegas ends up in Seattle Salsa” (Don’t ask, we have no idea!!)

1 tbls pineapple
1 tbls cantelope ( melon)
1 tbls coconut
1/2 tbls red pepper
1/2 chopped avocado
pinch of cilantro
splash of lime juice

Unfortunately, at the time, we didn’t think to take a picture, but we promise to make and post this delicious creation within the next few days.  Enjoy salsa chefs!

TWO DANCING CHEFS

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Salsa and Salsa (Mazatlan) has a new home

Who said word of mouth no longer works??!!  Not us!  Thanks to all your rave reviews on TripAdvisor, your photos on Facebook, your comments to your shore excursion representatives and last month’s article on msn.com naming us one of the best shore excursions in the world, we have grown in popularity and have found a newer and bigger location to accommodate the growing numbers!

Royal Villas Resort is now the new home of Salsa and Salsa, with stunning views, an undercover seating area, a large pool with a water slide, direct access to the beach, a games room, a fully stocked bar with some of the best Pina Colada’s in town and only minutes from the main shopping district.
We had our first show there with a record number of guests and the whole thing was just spectacular!

Nearly 150 guests from Carnival Splendor joined us this Thursday, all with the energy and anticipation we needed for our first show in our new home.  What a blast we had!  Free-pouring Margaritas, lots of mushing, plenty of laughter and lots of smiles…couldn’t have asked for a better group of people!  Families, teenagers, couples, birthday girls and boys, and even a group of 21 “singles” joined us today.  We even had a couple who had been married for 34 years (awww).

Here is a panoramic of the seating area just before we got started… a beautiful new setting for our salsa class, with  a
giant stone wall, agave and cactus plants, enormous ceilings with great big pillars and of course, the hustle and bustle of
our new staff, which truly made today possible.

A big thanks to all those involved in making today a great success and we look forward to making Salsa and Salsa’s new home a welcoming venue to all our guests (past, present and future!).  Be sure to see more pictures on our website and Facebook page.

Side Note : We’re totally stoked that we have reached 1,000 views on

our blog!!  Keep coming back and be sure to comment on the posts

you like 🙂


Holland vs Spain

HOLLAND vs SPAIN

In or around 1544, Wikipedia says that a man by the name of Willem Van Orange lived in the Netherlands.  A dutch hero.  Hence the color Orange and the House of Orange was born.  He became the main leader of the Dutch revolution against, you got it, the Spanish.

It set off the 80 yr War which resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces.  The Spanish however continued to persecute the Dutch protestants and Good Old Williem led the revolution until Mr Balthasar Gerard declared him an outlaw and had him assassinated in 1580.  Naughty, naughty thing to do!

Now some say that the World Cup soccer match this weekend between The Netherlands and Spain is going to be exciting because Holland hasn’t been in the playoffs since 1978. But guess what people, its really been 430 years. Pretty sure William didn’t have any idea that it would take this long for Holland to stand face to face again with their former masters.


Thats right, soccer matches ultimately have more to do than just dreaming about a date with  Mr.Beckham. Although I could stop there and be happy never watching another game. But the truth is it brings out the spirits of the country. I probably wouldn’t be so excited if say,Slovakia was playing Serbia this weekend or Cameroon against Korea. But the fact is that I was born in a rural southern town in Holland. Probaby close by to where William is resting, since Holland is such a small country.
So in the spirit of the Dutch, today I will get my gardeners to start painting my house orange, go out and buy lots of carrots and persimmons and start dusting off all my old wooden shoes. I have one very large wooden shoe which I am going to attach to my car antenna for the next few days. On second thought maybe Ill just attach it to the hood of the car instead of that set of longhorns.
You’re not going to need your vuvuzela Mr.Willem of Orange, we hear you loud and clear!

Its pay back time Spain get ready to rock and watch us rollllllllllllllllllll those goalllllllllllllls!

Ole,

Leonique


Lela collects $515 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

We are glad to announce we just donated a whopping $515 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Thanks to the hundreds of people to sent in donations via our Lela page online.  You can click and visit the page anytime and see how much little Lela has collected so far and keep up to date on the new causes 🙂

July will be dedicated to collecting donations for the Danny Did Foundation, a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to the study, awareness and research of Epilepsy, in particular,  Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).  DDF aggressively engages physicians and researchers in the fields of neurology and epileptology, meets with medical technology companies, and consults with epilepsy organizations.

We think it’s a great and amazing cause and we would like to show our support by making July our Epilepsy awareness month with Lela.  All monies collected through Lela will go directly to the Danny Did Foundation (DDF) and hopefully the movement that exists on raising awareness of the illness.  We hope you show your support too by visiting the Lela Page and making a small donation.

If you have a charity you are involved with closely, or have a suggestion to a cause that needs help, please contact us at salsamazatlan@gmail.com and let us know more 🙂