Monday, August 29, 2005
Chiles calientes, Friends calientes tambien!
This is a Mexican specialty dish called, "chiles en nogada" and it's unique, beautiful, and super delish. It's basically a stuffed green chile covered in a special sauce made with seasonal nuts and other goodies, and topped with pomegranate seeds. Mmm - mm. I had this dish along with other adventures in a small town outside of DF called Tepostlan. It's a beautiful, small town nestled in a valley surrounded by some amazing rock formations. I believe I have mentioned this place in an earlier post, but it's a great place to go for a weekend adventure. Had the use of someone's house for a day so we had a fun get-together there for a night. The main attraction of this place was the high roof terrace where you could get a 360 degree of all the beautiful, surrounding mountains while sipping a cuba libra or a glass of beer. It did pour rain on us for most of the night though, but you work with what you have.
This shot shows the main cathedral with the mountains in the background and here are a few more i took from the terrace.
On another note, I'll be returning to Vancouver in a week or so to sort out some of my stuff there and visit with some friends. I expect it to be weird for me as I haven't been back for awhile and now I no longer have a place there. Picking up and dealing with some of my junk will kind of signal a detachment from the place for me, but maybe I'm over-dramatizing. Cardboard boxes full of junk strewn about the planet are one of the many signs of having lived for 34 years - soon to be 35! I look forward to dealing with it though as it is also an opportunity to catch up with my family and friends. Mexico City is much the same as the last post at the current time, but it seems to have warmed up a bit and I'm told this is because while the hurricanes are spiraling out there in the gulf Mexico City is always colder and rainier than usual so at last I understand.