|Fiesta at Kenny's|
We live near the small town of Todos Santos which is an artist community. When I say "arts" I mean all forms of art. We have a huge population of visual artists, theatre and film artists, and gourmet food artists!! A combination of our local artisan talent along with the availability of fresh ingredients makes for some very unique and healthy fare.
Here in the park we have some amazingly convenient and inexpensive methods of acquiring our food. On Sunday Rudolfo drives by in his little blue truck full of fresh veggies, local cheese, eggs, bread, water and of course our favorite cerveza!! Each week we spend our pesos supporting this industrious man and his charming young family who run a local tienda. I organize a loose request list with him every Sunday and he always delivers them promptly along with anything special he thinks I might like.
Usually about 30 minutes after Rudolfo departs our "fish lady" comes into the park with her daughter loaded down with lobster, crab, shrimp, tuna, and scallops. Her goods vary each time depending on the season. Twenty to thirty dollars fills our freezer with all the seafood that we can eat in a week. God I love this place!!
Also on Sunday one of the long term tenants of the park, Mo, goes out to the "tamale lady" and brings back pipping hot tamales from a local mexican woman. He found this woman through taste testing the tamales throughout Pescadero and decided that she produced the best. Oooooh he was right. We buy a dozen tamales on Sunday and have to work hard to make them last three days.
Sunday has come to be one of our favorite days here in the park and last Sunday proved to be more special than most. Kenny invited us to have dinner with him and his friend Pancho from San Jose. They have been long time friends and Pancho loves to cook traditional mexican fare. When he invited us to have Pozole I had no idea what we would be served and was thrilled to learn that we would be dining on a traditional holiday dish.
There you have it. How to make Pozole.