Well, I’m going to spend a fairly quiet evening in the casita. Fairly quiet, b/c I’m already playing Matt Darey podcasts, as my contribution to the neighborhood celebration. I’m certain they’ll enjoy that.
I made a tour of the market today, gathering supplies… Stopped & got some gorditas @ the tortilla stand. They are about 5″ round & nearly 1/2″ thick, and you slit them like a little pita bread, fill them w/good things & then grill them.
Then stopped at Pollo d’Daniel (Daniel’s Chicken) to get rotisserie chicken that is out of this world. There is a lot of salt & garlic involved, and it’s crispy as all get out.
Let’s see, also got some chopped nopales (cactus pads) now that I know how to make salad. I am really really missing lettuce salads, but I’m not that foolhardy.
Stopped @ Senora’s no-name tiendita for Oaxacan melty cheese, tamarinds & other stuff.
Oh, and mashed up the black sapotes & mixed w/oj, honey & cinnamon for a kind of raw chocolate pudding.
So I will be eating well, at the very least.
I’ve cleaned & boiled the tamarinds, & tomorrow will try my hand at my first agua fresca.
Oh, hey, that’s the neighbors now, coming to tell me how much they appreciate the music! See ya!