In my last column I told you that I was going to make Martha Stewart’s Butter Ring Cookies. Well, I did make them, but surprisingly they were NOT my favorite. However, I did make a savory dish this week that I totally loved: shrimp scampi. The shrimp were so succulent that I had to share this recipe with you. This is the perfect dish to prepare in your Sayulita kitchen because the prep and cooking can all be done on a stove top! Honestly, if I had been served this dish in a high-end restaurant I would have been raving about it.
Dear community of Sayulita, we are in need of more people to renew memberships, become members, or to donate to general funds for GrupoPro Sayulita. As you may already know, GrupoPro Sayulita is a non-political, duly-registered and federally-recognized Mexican non-profit association that was founded by concerned citizens committed to enriching the quality of life for all in Sayulita. GrupoPro Sayulita exists on the fundamental elements of making Sayulita a clean, safe, and exciting village to live in. With the help of volunteers, donations, and the hard work of GrupoPro Sayulita's members, institutions such as the police, the firefighters, the recycling center, and the lifeguards are able to exist in Sayulita.
By now, I am hoping many of you have already heard about our new creative and cultural center. If not, there are no more excuses! The first official event of El Centro will be on December 6th, 2018, at Manuel Plasencia from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Remember where Festival Sayulita has its concerts? That’s the place! The lovely Quinta Trujillo property is the home of El Centro and where the event will be held. The event will be a perfect opportunity to get to know El Centro and all the associated activities. The evening will feature a Recycled Art Show; all of the proceeds from the event will directly benefit El Centro by going toward funding its classes and services. Demonstrations during the show will include the glass cutting area, the newly built plastic shredding machine (yes, we can now recycle plastic!), the welding program, and lots of information about the language programs and children’s workshops.
We (the owners & operators of Escuela Cooperativa) have been coming to Sayulita for almost ten years, and quickly fell in love with the town and its warm and welcoming residents. We wanted to give back to the community, so we started asking about opportunities for how to do so. Education has always been a priority for us, and we soon learned there was a real need for a tuition-free preschool for local children here in Sayulita. Thus, in 2016, we started holding community meetings at the cultural center to see if local families were interested. At each meeting, more parents came and brought their friends. They were very enthusiastic and shared their priorities with us. They asked many questions, and soon we had a registration list of 15 families ready to start in August of 2017.
La Patrona Polo & Equestrian Club in San Pancho has had a Sunday brunch and polo match tradition going on for years. However, now La Patrona is expanding from the Sunday-Funday polo and brunch to other fun and new exciting activities throughout the week, all just minutes away from Sayulita.