4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

7/31/11

The Best Part Of The Last Couple Days

It may not be much but I was hoping for good things here and I got lucky on both counts. Picked these up along side the road but not close. For the most part you can't grow these items here. If 10 was the best these were an 8 and there's more left

10 comments:

  1. Surprised that made it back to have its picture taken. That ear of corn's dying to be eaten raw.

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  2. That has been done before.

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  3. Well, I find the composition interesting...but, that's just me. Now I'm afraid to say they look delicious. It's best I leave it there.

    I do love that train.

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  4. OH MY GOSH!

    I did not see that and will go no further with this part of da comment.

    One of my favorite other pictures is of the same freight train going the other way. A cloud came over of course when I took these and I screwed the good chance at an Amtrak train up. It's yours.

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  5. Like Freud said, "Sometimes an ear of corn and two tomatoes are just an ear of corn and two tomatoes."

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  6. You crack me up. Seriously he said that?

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  7. It's my loose paraphrase of "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

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  8. Those veggies are the specialty of farmers in my area. We usually have fresh sweet corn and tomatoes and other produce from mid-June to mid-October. I'm always surprised to hear that's not so everywhere else. You probably still have native trout though, something that's very hard to find in California.

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  9. There are plenty of "natives" around here for sure Jan. With only 54 frost free days there's just not any of these guys that are in the picture. BTW - the corn was $3.50 a bushel (that's fourteen) out of my cornfield when I count it. Tomatoes were two for a buck. That was a deal.

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