Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fresh tortillas

Just around the corner from our street is the Tortilleria Zaragoza, a store that creates and sells corn tortillas. We know they're fresh because we can see them being made by the ancient machines just behind the counter.

These tortillas are hot off the press so to speak and they're still warm and oh-so-fragrant when the SeƱora wraps them up for us.  A pound of tortillas is about 70 cents and that's a fabulous deal because the best lunch you can get is last night's leftovers wrapped up in a fresh tortilla with a little salsa added.

The tortilleria seems to be a family affair. I think they live upstairs and the other day when we went by another family member was there creating a stone metate.

And this morning when we went by with Sue there were two little barefoot boys having a great time playing with selfies on a cell phone. They seem to be brothers or sons of someone who lives in the house.

Having access to fresh tortillas within steps of your home is one of the benefits of living in the centro.

Here's another look at the tortilla making machinery. It looks as though it's been around for a long, long time. 

By the way, Sue arrived yesterday and we're having a great time showing her around the neighbourhood.

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