Hi there, we’ve got kale, cabbage, fresh garlic, swiss chard, parsley, olive oil today.
We’ll be self-serve off and on again today as I’ve got 16 (?) awesome family-folk visiting and we’ll be eating lunch together and making shoes! Today 6 of us will be making these sandals. How lucky is that that I have people in my own family that want to make fun (and functional) things together?
This is an easy pair of sandals, inspired by a pair of Avarcas my cousin was wearing. Easy to make in a few hours!
This week I also learned how to make Colombian Empanadas, deep fried corn deliciousness usually filled with meat, peas, potatoes and spices ( I can’t eat potatoes so I used chickpeas, peas and the same spices).
I felt like a real Colombian : ) Everyone worked together with Carlos Vives music in the background, it was really fun.
The corn grits were soaked for 2 days prior, then everything was mixed together to be spooned onto the rolled out corn-dough.
Then they are folded over and pressed into half-moons with the natural shape of your hand!
(I don’t usually like to use plastic but wow- it made it really easy to roll out and fold over!)
Today we’ll deep-fry them in organic sunflower oil and eat them with fresh-squeezed lime juice for our big lunch with other visiting Colombians. I believe rice and beans, Colombian-style will be on the menu as well. Did I mention my mother’s side is Colombian? It’s been a great visit, a little spanish, shoemaking, talking and lots of eating. I feel lucky to have such wonderful family. And such good cooks…