Sunday, December 26, 2010

Feliz Navidad

Happy Holidays!  We spent yesterday at the beach, reading, playing in the water, napping, people watching and feeling grateful.

One of the things I love about Zihua is the giant market, a series of vegetable, fruit, meat and fish stalls.  Our friends Stacy and Keri brought us here on a former trip.  I love it even though it's sweltering inside and the hanging dried beef strips will smack you in the face if you're not careful.

Check out all this bootie I bought for just over $3:

I've been making salads on the days we are home for lunch:

If you can actually find a salad on a menu in town, the base is usually iceberg lettuce. I miss my dark leafy greens!  

I've been taking in plenty of green in the form of guacamole.  This is a once a day event for me:

If cheese comes sprinkled on top TH eats the top layer and then I break out my raw corn chips.  Between the chips and my food photo shoots, I don't know how anyone can bear to have dinner with me.  TH is such a good sport.  

I've also been enjoying a lot of raw fish, in the form of ceviche or tiritas.  Tiritas are skinny strips of fish "cooked" in the acidity of lime.  I love them with avocados and a hearty dose of hot sauce. 

Question:  How did you spend Christmas?  Did you enjoy any traditional foods?  


  1. Hey there!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so excited that there's another little tiny cabin up here housing a Vitamix and dark-greens lover!

    I lived in HI before meeting my husband and moving to Homer, so I can very well appreciate the joys of being somewhere warm and sunny, especially those produce markets. That visual about the hanging beef strips took me back for sure.

    Are you snowbirding for the winter, or coming back up here at some point?

  2. Hi Ela! Wow- Hawaii to Homer- that's quite a change. Hope you are doing okay with the darkness. That's always the most challenging part of winter for me.

    We will be back up in AK after the first. I am going to miss waking up with the sun each morning!

    Thanks for commenting and Happy New Year!