[Homestead] Farm terms
lurine at softcom.net
Tue Nov 18 13:21:47 EST 2008
It was down on those beaches where I learned to make tortillas.
I have no intention of going back since the tourists have discovered all
those towns and the Americans have bought and built all over the place. Sad
It was a beautiful place to live because we didn't expect folks to make it
American for us so they rented us little one room structures. They were
pleasantly surprised, I think, that we didn't expect anything except a
roof, so they took us in like family. That's where I learned to make
tortillas, both corn and flour. From the stone up. <g> Now there's a
We shared recipes and I've always wondered if they still make New England
clam chowder. It was quite a hit. And really yummy with a type of flat
bread they made on the old piece of cast iron they made the tortillas on.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Clansgian at wmconnect.com>
> Fish tacos are arguably the best there is.
> Technically, and as the term is used in Mexico, a taco is a corn tortilla
> filled with absoulutely anything. If it is a flour tortilla, it is a
> There's a social position implied with those insisting on flour tortillas
> somehow 'getting above their raising'.
> I've never been a picky eater. But the one of the very best tacos I ever
> was some sort of green fried stuff. On the third taco I got around to ask
> what it was. The answer was "escoria". I didn't know the word so after
> quizzing the taco vendor the explanation emerged that 'escoria' means
> 'pond scum'.
> Ha, I thought, I wonder what is really in it since foods in Mexico often
> cute metaphorical names. Nope. Pond scum.
> I ordered up a couple more.
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