Food poisoning and exploring tide pools
18 May 2013 | Puerto Los Gatos
Never eat anything made from mayo when then mayo hasn't been refrigerated. Ugh. We were eating at a palapa in San Evaristo and were served a dip that was mayo based. I had seen the cook mixing it up and noticed that she had spooned the mayo out of a huge container. Since there is no refrigeration at this palapa I should have known better than to try it. Ken took one bite of it and didn't care for it, Paul sampled a few bites as did I. Celeste didn't have any. Paul and I both got pretty sick a day later and since it's the only thing that the two of us ate that no one else did, it had to have been bad. I don't want to go into details but I was out of it for 2 full days.
On to happier thoughts. We are anchored in Puerto Los Gatos. Since everyone was feeling good today, we got out in the dinghy and went exploring. This bay is beautiful. The rocks are pink and black and the water is crystal clear. We went to the northern side of the bay today and walked along the shore where we found lots of tide pools filled with brilliantly colored starfish, spiny urchins, bright blue damselfish, angles, blennies, crabs and who knows what else. We spent two hours poking about the rocks looking for new finds.
Ken went fishing this evening. Elliot is out on deck waiting for his treat of freshly filleted fish. We'll save the rest for us and for Monty (he prefers his cooked).
A funny thing happened at dinner. I can usually find Italian sausage when were are in the bigger cites so I buy a package or two to store in our tiny freezer. I haven't, however, been able to find bratwurst anywhere. I have a fantastic recipe for bratwurst and cabbage stew that I have been wanting to make for several months. Today I thawed out some Italian sausage to make spaghetti. When I cooked the Italian sausage it didn't look or smell right. I tasted it and it was bratwurst! What the heck?!?!? How could bratwurst be labeled Italian sausage? And the bigger question is, WHERE did I buy it? I'm sure it was in Mazatlan (300 miles from here) but I'd like to remember where so that I could get this bratwurst 'Italian sausage' next time I'm in the area.
By the way, bratwurst in spaghetti isn't very good.