Fatayer Laham

Meat Mixture

2 lb lamb (2.15 lb)

2 medium onions (ended up very fine grate because we used food processor

3 yukon gold potatoes (1.5 lb) shred and liquid squeezed out

3/4 cup lubne

2 lemons (just over 1/3 cup)

jamaican allspice (3/4 tsp)

Vietnamese Cinnamon (3/4 tsp)

1/4 tsp lowrys seasoned salt

2 T salt
Dough

followed recipe in book.  (page 55). No butter used.

cut into 36 balls and let rise again for about 30 minutes.
Rolled out to tart size circles (just over 5″)

Notes:  our lamb wasn’t super lean and it caused a good amount of grease to spill out.  look for lean lamb.

Two scoops is enough meat for each (leveled… no heaping)

Brushed butter after pulled out of 425 degree oven.  took about 22 minutes.

First Spring Planting

After clearing out most of our winter crops (we still have one productive Kale plant and leaks that are finally starting to grow

In the past years, our sugar snap peas have yeilded very small crops.  both were from starters and were late to get into the ground.  this year, following Portland Edibles plan, we planted seeds.  Our experiment was to alternate the seeds between two verities that mature a couple weeks apart.  Just the fact that planting from seed is starting out with significantly more plants is exciting and the instructions say to not thin them as they like growing clusters.  

Mexico City – last day

Not much time on the last day, but we did walk back to the park.  We considered the Museum of History, but decided to wait for another time. 

Next time:  the pyramids, this neighborhood – see link below, and the Frida Kahlo museum. 

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Mexico City – New Years Day

Day 3 – Explored the Condesa and Roma neighborhoods.   Enjoyed walking on Amsterdam Ave.  Made our way to Mercado Roma – a hip and trendy market and food court with a biergarten on top.   Other than being slammed, making seating a challenge, it was a good time!   The biergarten was less crowded and gave us an opportunity to relax and enjoy the mostly sunny day. 

Mexico City – New Years Eve

Day 2 – walked down to the Alameda, Zocalo, National Palace and National Cathedral.   

Lunch and mojitos at Le Casa de Los Sirenas.  The food here is amazing!!

Had some wine in the best concierge club EVER before heading outside to check out the festivities.   It took a while for the crowd to build, but the music was lively.  Finally the countdown and fireworks at midnight!

Mexico City

Day 1 – walked to the Museum of Anthropology and explores the surrounding park.  Had beers at La Terazza around the corner from the hotel and then took a disco nap before getting ready to go out with Gabriel and Claudio.  

Dinner at Los  Danzantes http://www.losdanzantes.com/about-2/ in the CoyoĆ”can neighborhood south of the city.   

Walked through the squares and markets – tried some mole from Puebla that was amazing and a drink called espuma de cacao.