And yes, I do feel like that should be a March title. However, Lima was kind to me today. The first day of spring turned out to be one of those rare and beautiful sunny Lima days when I remember just how much I like it here.
I opened all the sliding doors, let the sunshine in, and started planning for some flowers. This garden needs more flowers. And since seeds take a while, and I needed some bright sunny instant gratification, I made one of my favorite peruvian foods – a potato salad.
Nothing mayonnaise-y and prosaic about papas a la Hauncaina. The dressing is sunny yellow with a fresh green tasting bite of aji amarillo. My love of all things aji amarillo can be a whole other post. I’ll write my own recipe soon, but in the meantime, try this one. If you can’t find queso fresco, I have had great success with homemade ricotta.
Happy spring to all of you in the Southern Hemisphere!