Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tortillas, Flowers and Fruit

It's a cold rainy day here in Mazatlán, 79 degrees and rain.  Tropical Storm Vance was upgraded to a hurricane I and than a hurricane II but it is 500 miles out in the Pacific so until it gets closer it's no big deal.  We'll see in a day or two.

Daughter Charity asked for more pictures of life in Mexico, so today you get Tortillas, Flowers and Fruit.  First we'll start with tortillas.  Although there are stands everywhere that make fresh tortillas I wanted to make my own.

A cup of horina, and a little warm milk.  And a few seconds of mixing.
Let it rise for 30 minutes.
Roll them into little balls and let them stand for a few minutes.

Roll them flat and throw them on the grill of our Mexican stove.
In about a minute they are done and delicious.
Here is the mix I use.  There is a whole section at the grocery store of tortillas mixes.  Most are corn based but we prefer flour (Horina) tortillas.

Flowers seem to bloom year around here.  Here are a few that are blooming in the Winter.

We have probably 50 of these bushes around the condo.  They are covered in beautiful pink blossoms
Blossoms on a tree.

These strange pods grow on the tree out front.
I'll have to do a complete photo spread of the many
 different varieties of palm trees we have.
I regularly pick the blossoms to use to decorate the condo.  There is no shortage to choose from. They all grow like a jungle here.

Floating flowers for the dining room table.
Here are just a few pictures of the fruit and vegetable section of our grocery store, Mega.

Even Nopales (Cactus) which is very good.
Lots of melons and they are cheap.

And as a bonus a few bakery shots.  My favorite section.

Most of the Artisan Breads are under $1.00.
So here you've had a small tour of our daily life here in Mazatlán where.....Life is Good.

1 comment:

  1. This was definitely one of my fave blog posts you've done. David agrees, and commented that we need to get our passports.