Potrerillos is a mountain village where folks from around Mendoza go for weekend get aways. Noted for hiking, horseback riding, and nature.
My Spanish tutor, Laura, gave us her father’s address and encouraged us to drop by.
Zarko kindly invited us in for lunch…
and S managed to get a yet another cooking lesson. Thanks to Argentine men, I have a very good cook with delicious new skills at home these days.
The perfect meal–home cooking by a local.
We’ve often wondered about this salami–and now we know: it’s fantastic!
Salami features nicely in this beautiful still life. This is a well lived in kitchen.
Finally, you get to ‘see’ Zarko–as he gets one of S’s famous shoulder massages.
After lunch, a walk. Zarko has a collection of walking sticks, so he can choose just the right size for every visitor. Even little ones get their own perfectly sized stick.
It was raining on visit day, so the spectacular views of the craggy Andes were obscured. Nicely moody day, though.
With lots to learn about.
The bentonite clay in this ravine has been dug for decades to make adobe bricks for buildings in this area.
One trusty companion. It’s a neighbour’s dog, but very loyal to Zarko.
Time to say goodbye. What a great visit.