|Key to great gaspacho is the Valentino sauce, |
chili powder, salt, cheese, and orange juice.
Geoff is happier teaching now that he has a semester under his belt. Alice, who basically kicked and screamed about coming back, went to school on day one a crab and came home that afternoon a happy, polite young lady. I don't know what they do over there at Collegio Salesiano, but they have my gratitude.
I, after not painting all summer, am wrapping up a small child's portrait and have a large painting of cantaloupes going on the easel. But my real job this week is buying Alice's school books and signing her up for swim lessons. Some job, you scoff, but that's because you don't understand. It might be a full time occupation for a week.
Yesterday I walked five miles, stood in two endless lines and not only didn't get Alice signed up for swimming, only came away with 2 out of the 10 books required. Key to not getting irritated about this was my stop for a gaspacho -- a fruit salad made with chili powder, salsa, salt, and cheese -- a treat that is famous in Morelia and only here, as far as I know. There must be hundreds of gaspacho stands throughout the city and making a particularly good one can earn you your own endless line.
|Here's a painting I did a few years back of one of the many|
gaspacho stands in the bosque. (Acrylic on paper.)
Cost: 22 pesos ($1.69), up from 20 pesos in June.