I did get everything done that I'd planned, and my "grocery stop" was at Gaganos Bros. in Hindmarsh. This is a wholesale grocery warehouse that has always specialised in mediterranean ingredients and tools (including everything for making wine and beer) and which has in recent years begun to cater to people of other nationalities.
I hadn't been there for several months... I usually shop for fresh and local ingredients. However, yesterday I found some new items on a shelf catering for "Mexican and South American" items.... and here is what I found...
Hominy, salsa, salsa verde, corn meal to make masa. I also bought some organic (and unflavoured) corn chips so that we can have nachos for dinner tonight. I'll have to go to the bottle shop to see if there is any tequila (for margaritas)... Friday pizza night may be "nacho night" for a while!
That salsa has chunks and no thickening like tomato sauce (ketchup)....
... and it's made in Mexico.
In fact, the first thing that caught my eye was this tin of hominy. I can now make pozole!
... and this is made in Texas. It is the same brand that I could buy in California in tins, though they don't have the "fresh" stuff in the vacuum packs... maybe soon!
Then I began to look for masa... I didn't find any brand that I recognised, but I did find this... it's a little more finely ground, but I will try it for making tortillas tonight... quesadillas, here we come!
... and it is made in Colombia. (This reminded me of Jose in Santa Cruz.)
This morning I have been out to water the baby plants and the patches where I have planted seeds. This is the last of the cucumber plants that I put in. The earwigs haven't found this one, apparently.
This is the last of the zuccini plants....
I don't know yet whether it will survive