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Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
3 c. chicken stock, or water with Knorr chicken bouillon cubes
1 c. water
1 garlic clove, minced fine
Sauté rice in oil for 10 minutes over low heat until rice becomes translucent or ever so slightly golden. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat for 20 - 30 minutes or until done.
... I had a go at making a tortilla and let me tell you it's not as easy as they make out. My disasters were later fed to the dogs. They use a press and then cook them ona clay dish which is heated over a hot fire. We had some which were cooked with lard and cheese, some others of courgette flowers with a stringy cheese, finely sliced meat was grilled over hot coals along with chorizo, guacamole which was avacodo, salt and water mashed and then had chilli, onion, coriander, ...
... the rest of the way. The ruins themselves were nothing short of spectacular. Monte Alban was another site that we had no idea existed before we arrived in Mexico. The highlights included the multiple tunnels underneath some of the religious buildings and the pelota court (though no human sacrifices were found at this site). We then caught a bus (thankfully!) all the way back into town and checked out the markets again for a bit before snacking our way around ...
... bushes in our yard are bursting with blossoms. The chicharras, two-inch-long flying insects that we’ve heard pining for water for the past month or two, are quieting down. Colors are reemerging around the landscape and cityscape. Ahh, relief.
With the rains has come more pleasurable running for Leah and me. One of our standby routes for running during our entire time here has been the ...
... a birthday ceremony.
We bought a piñata at a local market and filled it with treats – balloons, stickers, nuts and not-loaded-with-sugar snacks. We even added a special touch from the United States, thanks to Micah and Zola’s grandma, Leone (Mamu) and their grandpa, Gary. Back in the Twin Cities, Leone bought Honey Bunnies and some small figurines of animals native to the northern U.S. (Minnesota and Montana, to be ...