But then we go to see Martin, our fruit and vegetable guy. I know I've gone on about this before, but I can't help it! Yesterday, he had a big palette of fresh strawberries. He doesn't normally have strawberries, so Ruth asked for a 1/2 kilo but I guess he didn't hear properly and we ended up with a full kilo. We said that was fine anyhow. Then we finished the rest of our shopping and he did his little auctioneer spiel how he adds everything up so fast that you can't follow him...and the end result was 125 pesos ($10.00). Then after we paid, he handed us each a red delicious apple.
All this for 125 pesos ($10.00).
Now, we don't know what it is about Mexican fruits and vegetables, but everything tastes better than when we buy it north of the border. The most notable is carrots! They are delicious. They are so good, that we eat a lot of them.
This is our one week supply of carrots. And no, we're not feeding them to Donkey!
The next thing after the fruit and veggie guy is to stop by Sal's cousin Chema for our Saturday feast of carnitas. Shredded pork, with veggie salsa and hot sauce wrapped in a tortilla. This has become our regular Saturday lunch. You can buy them right at his stand, but we ask for an order to go. There is enough there for Ruth to have 3 carnitas, and I have 4. Each carnita then costs 45 cents!
This is what we get for 40 pesos ($3.20).
Enough to make seven delicious carnitas!
Spent the afternoon watering. There are a lot of young trees and bushes here that still need a drink during the dry season. I filled the tinaco twice and I'll probably do that again today. But it's easy work and we don't mind doing it. Besides, you can even stop for an afternoon beer if you want to!
Before we knew it, it was time for supper. Hmm, with all these fresh veggies, what better to make than one of Ruth's famous chicken veggie stir fry's!
Fry up some chopped veggies and chicken.
Add some spicy sauce.
Boil up some basmati rice, and tah-dah...! Delicious stir fry!