Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weekend Cooking

January 2016 - San Miguel de Allende Mexico

Every week there is a Tuesday Market, El Tianguis de los Martes, held about 1.5 miles from the centre of San Miguel.

We walked over to Mega and grabbed a cab "up the hill". The usual cost $45 pesos. Going back it is not easy to get a cab for some reason. We watched them drop people off and we would hail them but they would just drive away. I later read that it is not uncommon not to get a cab. We walked over to Liverpool and got one there.

SMA has two other daily markets which I love. The Tuesday Market is by far the largest with make-shift , open air stalls selling produce, meat, toys, CDs, movies, clothes, taco stands, anything you could possibly imagine. There are even live animals.

The cab dropped us and we just stood, amazed at the size and sounds.

It was quite windy on our visit so the tarpaulins were swaying dangerously over our heads, well, we thought so anyway.
First photos.


YUM we went back and bought a bag for $15 pesos, about $1.

Blue jeans

Chickens, more to come.

Octopus, the red awning overhead is skewing the colour.

 Handmade furniture is available.

Look what she just bought!

Need something for a DIY job?

We need a snack! John has fallen in love with churros!! $5 pesos each or 0.4 cents each!!!!

Fortified, we continue.

A friend was recently bemoaning not being able to find slips at home.

Sewing supplies

For the uninitiated, choosing lunch at the mercados can be a bit overwhelming. It was hard to figure out how to order never mind what we wanted!!!

He told me 'no photos"! An elegant Mexican woman behind me, said in perfect English, "don't mind him, take all the photos you want. He thinks he's an artiste, and wants to be paid." And she walked on shopping, followed by her young good-looking toy boy (with the tattoo on his neck) who was carrying her straw basket. Well, it is my blog, and I can make any assumptions that please me.

So we finally bit the bullet and ordered. We chose chicharrón (see at the very bottom of the list behind her) from the menu and ordered four tacos. Then you add your toppings.
Not a good choice, too salty. Lunch:abandoned.

Oh well, we could get more churros, if we could ever find them again in this maze. We did.

Need a machete??

Pig’s ear or chicharrones, crispy!!

Need a large pot? He has them!

Well, at least the guy above still has his feet, for now anyway!


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  1. A bit of something for everyone, I see!

  2. They certainly know how to hold a market. Everything you can imagine and more!!

  3. This market looks like so much fun, what great photos you took.

  4. That market is truly unbelievable. I have to say the peppers -- fresh and dried -- caught my eye the most. Bummer that lunch had to be abandoned. I can only imagine the noise of the people and the flapping tarps. It must have been something to see.

  5. That's just mind boggling! So many choices and things to see! It sounds like a fun day and churros are always the right choice!

  6. Wow, it looks like you could buy anything there! We used to go to a market in France (it was on a much smaller scale than that one) and our son always wanted to buy one of the live chickens there, not knowing that they were going to be someone's dinner.

  7. Towers of strawberries! Fab market, Jackie. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  8. Great photos! What a fun market to explore--so many great treasures to find (and to eat). ;-)

  9. I've always wanted to go to Mexico and your post makes me want to go more, great photos!! I do love flea/farmer's markets and this one looks amazing!


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