Friday, August 16, 2013

around here


Aji gets actively involved when new flowers come into the house.



She's always happy to pose with them.
 


Masa can take them or leave them,


but she does enjoy the catnip.


It's been mild and pleasant the last couple days. 
I'd like to skip right to autumn.
Except then I'd miss out on late-summer flowers.
 
    I'm re-reading Consider This, Senora and thinking about Mexico. I've never really been to Mexico--a week at a resort in Puerto Vallerta barely counts. Anyway, Calvin Trillin, here: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/03/121203fa_fact_trillin makes me want to eat my way through Oaxaca. Have you ever been there?
 
Enjoy your weekend! I'm going out for Mexican food tonight.
 
Jen
 

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  1. Happy Mexican food excursion! I wish I lived near enough to Mexico to regard a week in a resort there as incidental. Your blue vase is lovely.

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    1. It was a very long time ago. We did manage to escape the resort a bit, but didn't see much of anything not created for tourists...Beautiful beaches though.

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  2. hmmm, I love Mexican food :) have a wonderful weekend xx

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  3. I don't know much about Mexican food, but I sometimes try to cook makamore(?), perhaps this is misspell...
    Me, too, I'd like to skip right to autumn.

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    1. Haricot--I need to know what makimore is! :)

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  4. I visited Oaxaca in 1975 at the end of a three-year residence in Puebla, Mexico. Oaxaca was a lovely colonial town where - then - I heard people speaking in their Indian language at the marketplace. Puebla was very interesting to live in, too. I might have read that book you're reading if it takes place in northern Mexico.

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    1. I added a link to the book. It takes place in a tiny village, I don't know where, but not coastal. I think you'd like it. Harriet Doerr, the author, published her first book when she was 74! Stones For Ibarra is more well-known.

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  5. All cats seem to have to check out any new flowers brought into the house in my experience! Not just flowers, bags, shoes anything that has been in contact with new smells!
    We love Mexican food here and have had chicken fajitas for tea, yummy!

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    1. There's that old saying--"curiousity killed the cat, satisfaction made him come back".

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  6. I've also been to Oakaca,many, many moons ago.

    But I did eat my way through the market.

    Unfortunately I suffered mucho when I returned to Arizona.

    And I'm sure the mescal had nada to do with it.

    xo Jane

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    1. More, please. Did you live in Arizona?

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  7. I've never been to Mexico and now is not really a good time but I love mexican food, real mexican food, not the junk one seems to find most of the time. Their food is actually very delicate and sophisticated, not Taco Bell. I also love Calvin Trillin. Did you read "Like Water for Chocolate"? There are some incredible recipes in that book. You must love it too since you've named the kitties after it.

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