Around here, the Safeway, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's don't carry oxtail, so we headed over to the Mi Pueblo grocery store in East Palo Alto to pick up 6 lbs. I must say, that this was the cleanest, most amazing grocery store ever with festive music and free samples! They have a HUGE meat case and an entire bean aisle - I felt at home, like I was back in New Orleans (we have tons of rice and beans there). Even though I went for the oxtail - I left with lots of goodies and I know I'll be back before too long.
|My new favorite store|
We got oxtail, table cream, Oaxaca cheese, tortillas, Peruvian beans, Inca Cola (a favorite from Peru), and some Japanese-style snack peanuts (my addiction when I am in Mexico). I would have spent more time in there, but I was excited to get to the farmer's market to see if they had figs. I will definitely be making a trip back. In the meantime, I am going to make quesadillas with peruvian beans (I am going to try to make them in the pressure cooker), Oaxaca cheese, and cream. Heaven.