- Grow everything we can (veggies, potatoes, apples, corn, chicken meat and eggs)
- Source other basics from our own province (pulses, oats, corn, hay, chicken feed)
- Buy rice in bulk (not yet ethical)
- Other treats rarely (local ethical meat, cheese, imported fruits, and ethical chocolate)
But Rhiannon wanted tortillas!! So... she made them! From scratch, using info gathered from around the Internet. What a satisfying thing to do!! I was so proud to see her determination and ingenuity. Maybe her Abuelita would be proud, too. :-)
How To Make Corn Tortillas from Scratch
On the first day, she brought about 5 cups of dried corn to a boil with some ash from our wood stove, and once the peels were coming off the kernels, she left the pot of ashy corn and water to sit for twenty-four hours.
Today she hand-scoured and rinsed the corn until the water was clear-ish, and strained it. Then she ran the corn through our meat-grinder twice, until (with a bit of water added) it became a nice masa dough.
|Makin' masa, and jumpin' on the masa!|
|Squished masa, and Tali helping to cook the tortillas.|
To complete her awesome project, she made us all this wonderful dinner, including store-bought avocados and cheese, plus chives, parsley, lettuce and garlic scapes from our garden. What a proud Mama am I. And pleased to just arrive at the table to this masterpiece.