We've Come A Long Way, Baby

Posted on September 14th, 2009, by Petra

That was fun.


But maybe I’ll hang on to the food processor  for a little while longer.


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  1. William Says:

    Get back to your corn grindin’ woman! Them new fangled contraptions will make you soft!

  2. Petra Says:


  3. Bluemle Says:

    Outdoor museum?

  4. Petra Says:

    Right. 🙂

    That was in the Mission San Diego de Alcala.

    I will put up a post about the Mission this week.

  5. Karen Says:

    Oh, yes, I love dishwashers, washers & dryers, all those “new-fangled” things.

  6. Petra Says:

    Yes, the “good old times” might have been good for those who did not have to sully their lily white hands with menial work…

    But – I try anything for a laugh. I know that making masa for tamales from scratch is backbreaking (or rather arm breaking) hard work, because I did it. Once. Just to learn about the experience. And to appreciate the fact that we can buy ready-made masa at the Pupuseria.

    However, grinding your own corn for it – no way, Jose.

  7. Karen Says:

    Hey, that’s probably why all those people keep leaving Mexico!

  8. Petra Says:

    Because of my superior tamales?

    Somehow I doubt that… 🙂

  9. Karen Says:

    You make tamales? Wow. That’s a lot of work. I’ve never even attempted it. I leave that to the tias y abuelitas y mamacitas.

  10. Petra Says:

    Well, if you buy the masa ready prepared, it is fun and not that much work. I had to admit though that I make tamales only on special occasions.

    Mole, on the other hand – now that is work; it takes two days. That is a specialty of William and the results are fabulous.

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