The Chinese New Year detritus was still in full effect outside of SF Market. Some year I'll remember to head to South Sac on the actual day to check out the festivities.
Have you ever made flour tortillas? EC clued me into it. I got out the ol' Diana Kennedy and checked out the recipe. First, you mix the lard into the flour by hand, kind of like a pie crust. Even just lard and flour together smells good. Don't get those yucky white blocks of lard, go to a Mexican market (like La Esperanza) and get the light brown stuff they render. I put in half wheat flour because why not?
This dough was really nice to work with. Moist but not sticky.
Charring pasilla chiles to make rajas.
I made up some tomatillo salsa and it was not that great.
I asked for some asada-type steak at the carniceria.
My only mistake (ever, in life) was not chopping up the asada smaller. Next time!