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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scrambling for the Streets

Ok...let's hit the streets...

My grandmother, Grandma Jean and her brother Carlos, were born in Mexico City  (jeepers... well over 100 years ago!!) and as a little girl, I always imagined Gram Jean lived in a pink house. While I was in San Miquel and Guanajuato, not Mexico City, there were plenty of pink, green, yellow and blue ones, too. I have 22 paint colors in my own house and so I was like a kid in a candy store walking the colorful...and steep!

Looks innocent...ha! Thigh burn!

Markets are like a magnet for me and there was one just around the corner...

Herbs for all

Handsome handwork

Gorgeous fruits

and vibrant veggies

Delicate squash blossoms

and sweet dolls
Resh and fabulous flowers!

                                                                  Colorful characters!

Before setting out on this adventure, here is a pix of the breakfast I had...actually perfect for dinner, too.

The dishes and fresh fruits were fabulous
and so was this entree...

Huevos Revueltos con Frijoles

Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Refried Beans

Per person:
2-3 eggs (you could also use egg whites)
2-3 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 fresh tomato, diced 
little olive oil
sea salt and pepper
salsa, pico de gallo (optional)

Heat olive oil in pan and saute onion and tomato for a few minutes, not to brown as much as to "sweeten" the flavors. You can also add in a little butter if you like. Whisk eggs and pour into pan. Stir until cooked and the mixture is almost crumbly...not dry, but with the tomato-onion mixture well integrated into every bite of egg! Season with sea salt, pepper and fresh chopped cilantro. Serve with salsa or pico de gallo if you like.

This is the traditional "scrambled egg" in Mexico...great as is and nice in a warm fresh corn tortilla, too. Always more fabulous with a generous dollop of refried beans and a side of guac.

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