Today, the wonderful Lily and Patricia let me hang out in their beautiful Kukurutz villa and in return I made a simple dinner for a few of us with help from Lily and Evan and Natalie contributed some of her vegetables too. It truly was a communal meal, and is there anything better than building community and care than through sharing food and filling our stomachs with fresh food?
It was the first time I had home made food since I’ve been here. Since cooking and baking is my all-time favorite activity my whole demeanour changed. Jeh came by after and I told him that it’s the first time I felt truly happy since I’ve arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas. We made some white rice with sautéed onions, garlic, zucchini, roma tomatoes and swiss chard. We were able to get some fresh cilantro and rosemary for just a few pesos at the local market.
Here are some photos I took of NaBolom, my residence in San Cris & some of the crew eating.