I'm sharing a link to my web album with pictures of our visit yesterday morning to the home of our friends Jose and Marta who live in the nearby village of Mezcala.
We were invited to breakfast and our lovely hostess had prepared enough food to feed an army! Included on the buffet were scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, bacon, sausage, fruit, veggies, several types of breads, an apple and pineapple salad, juice and coffee. And my oh my, was it all delicious! Do we have good friends, or what????
They gave us a tour of their property which sits right on the lake. There is a concrete dock where they can sit and enjoy the lake and a large brick barbeque grill nearby. The grounds have so many interesting plants and trees. Weeping willows, ficus, and many fruit bearing trees; three different types of plumeria (the flowers that they make leis from in Hawaii); gosh, I can't even remember everything I saw! There was one plant that looked like it was left over from the times of the dinosaurs -- and the leaves felt like felt! They had many avocado trees and a very young papaya tree. One of the pictures has Larry holding the trunk of a plant that had been pulled up from the ground and laid against a fence. But you can't keep a good plant down -- you can see from the picture that it had leafed (is that a word?) out after being pulled up!
We were shown a green leafy plant and were told that it was edible; you can cook it up just like spinach. Jose gathered a bag full for us and we put it to good use last night. I sauteed it in oil with a little salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, and sesame seeds and served it along with salmon, corn, and lettuce and tomato salad. Yum!
Well, hope you enjoyed the visit to Mezcala with Jose and Marta -- we certainly did!