It's amazing how well the iPhone takes pictures. If only it had a flash... Enjoy!
Pretty rows of fresh produce
I'm obsessed with Papaya. It's, perhaps, the most deliciously amazing fruit made by God. I ate it every single day for every single meal (partially eaten plate!). By the end of the week, the host of our meeting was calling me, "Papaya Girl."
When we came upon this stall, I thought the mounds were shiny stacks of internal organs of various animals. That is, until my Mexican co-worker said, "No, that's Mole paste." Oh. I was close...
A cheese stand - Ricotta-like cheese in foreground with sample spoons standing in it. The woman is pulling Oaxacan cheese from the bag for a customer. It's very much like a salty string cheese. The blocks are similar to fresh mozzarella. One evening, we had a warmed block covered with sauteed peppers and onions. Delectable. The round discs more clearly shown in the second picture are"panzanella," a gourmet cheese.
This woman was using the wooden tool to make tortillas. She was swift and adept. She must have been doing it for years...
This guy was so sweet. I asked if I could take a picture of his chickens, and he promptly primped his hair and got in the picture.
Hot and Spicy! Every household in Guadalajara has a basket full of dried chilies. Fresh ones in the third picture.
These are cactus leaves. They will slice 'em and dice 'em and cook 'em up as a side dish.