We like to be helpful, if we can. And we like to be busy. So, it was difficult to find a spot to plug in at La Esperanza, because they are equipped with such extraordinary, loving teachers who selflessly care for the children. A good problem to have! After photographing the children, I decided to stop being a distraction to them, and wandered downstairs to la cocina where two very capable cooks were busy at work.
It’s quite a process, making this juice! First, we peeled tomates (not as acidic as tomatoes), one by one, and then we blended them in batches with both aqua and azucar (sugar).
Then, the juice is strained and poured into cups, ready to serve! As soon as the cups came back, we washed them and started on the next batch of tomate juice for the older kids.