Every Thursday is tianguis (tee yan' gees) day in Jocotepec
and I go almost every week since it comes to within
two blocks of my house.
I have my favorite vendors, oh yes I do!
Allow me to introduce you to one of them.
Here's Lalo. . .
This picture was taken a few months ago, a sunny day,
Lalo in great form, enjoying the company of his kids.
Lalo is a payaso (clown)!
He sings, he dances, and sometimes I go to the tianguis just to see Lalo.
He knows four words in English and the minute he sees me coming
he shouts them out for all the world to hear.
YOU ARE MY LIFE!!!!
He never fails to reduce me to a pile of giggles.
Today, Lalo wasn't so happy.
It's winter and he was cold and people aren't spending like usual.
Everybody, actually, is a little worried about the lack of spending.
Money is tight right now.
Here's what he has to offer. . .
Yogurt, yogurt tubes, gorditas, queso fresco, queso panela,
and queso Oaxaca. Three types of Mexican cheese.
Those cups and pint containers are called 'chongo'
or something like that. Chongo means monkey
and I am completely and utterly confused about this product.
I have tasted it and am not so enthused about it,
maybe that's why I haven't bothered to learn more about it.
Help me out here, guys. . .Leslie!!!
Crackers and cheese to taste and homemade, delicious,
(and not very greasy) chorizo.
The green tortillas are made of Nopal and are yummy
and VERY good for our health.
The tub of cheese is Requesón, much like Ricotta.
More yogurt, yummy flavors but pretty sweet,
and 2 kinds of very tasty whole-grain breakfast rolls.