Olinda González grew up in La Antigua, Guatemala. Olinda's mother was a cook. Olinda spent a lot of time observing and helping her mom in the kitchen while she prepared each day's meals. Olinda remembers that when her mother cooked corn tortillas from scratch she would hand Olinda a "bolita de masa" (ball of masa) to practice patting out into a tortilla. Olinda's father would praise her on how good her tortillas were. As a child Olinda felt very proud to see that her father enjoyed eating the tortillas she had made.
Olinda’s Tomato Salsa
3-4 fresh roma tomatoes
Olinda’s Dried Red Chile Salsa
6-15 dry red chile pods, stems/seeds removed and rinsed (California, Ancho, Arbol, or dry red chile of choice)
3 cups dry pinto beans
Last updated: September 27, 2020