The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

First Meal

Well, I had my first meal in the new kitchen and no, it wasn't either of these two dishes, but I was too tired to photograph it. I had my first salad in weeks w/ lettuce, apples, grapes, onion, garlic, carrots and blue cheese, baked chicken and a potato. All very simple and so tasty after weeks of living out of the bathroom sink and the microwave.

I am doing much of the finish work in the kitchen myself which meant a few days of working outside in the ice and snow, but at least I have all the tools to do it. Pictures shortly.

The above dish is chiles en nogada from Casa Oaxa. I have a couple of different videos of cooks making this special dish. They might be fun to post.
And these are stuffed squash blossoms and mole from good friend, Pilar Cabrera, who teaches cooking and operates La Olla restaurant in Oaxaca. That is also her sopa azteca. I still think she makes the absolute best version of this traditional soup. Yes, I have a video of her making it.

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