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September 24, 2009

It’s been a while

Filed under: Kitchen or Computer — Tags: , , , , , , — goodpueblo @ 11:13 am

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Well, many things have happened these past week. One too many doctors appointments, which are not going to end until maybe 2 weeks, I hope.. An unfortunate death in the family. My sweet uncle lost his battle against prostate cancer. My mother was a wreck and everybody felt sad for the whole situation and for seing her like that.

Anyway, it looks like we are going back to normal, slowly, whatever normal is. I have been working on a project for a web site and that has taken me some time away from my relaxing kitchen. But, I’m finding my way back. And while I was thinking what to do next, I remembered that I had some poppy sees left in my pantry. Instantly I started to crave poppy seed lemon muffins.

I don’t have [yet] my own recipe for these delicious pieces of heaven so I looked for one that it didn’t call for enormous amounts of flour, and this one was suitable for what I was looking for, even thought I tend to change the recipes a little here a little there, they turned out great. I know it’s in Spanish so let me know if you need me to translate it for you.

The Butter cream icing is one I’ve got from here. You can browse this website and find the one you want to try/like the most.

September 7, 2009

All Veggie Stew

Filed under: Kitchen or Computer — Tags: , , , , , , , , — goodpueblo @ 12:34 pm

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We are going into the spring season (Argentina) but we have had some really cold days lately (13°C, 55° F) I mean we had colder days before but knowing that spring is almost here you expect something more for the weather.

Anyway, my mother and I usually have lunch together on Fridays. Most times we, Victoria and I) go to her house but this time she came to ours. It was a rainy and cold and gray all around day so I thought to pull some cans form my pantry and some veggies form my fridge and make a veggie stew.

Here are the ingredients:

2 medium yellow onions.

1 clove of garlic.

2 green onions.

1 bay leaf.

2 stick of celery.

1 leek

3 medium white potatoes

2 carrots

1 can of peas

1 can of chickpeas

1 can of butter beans

1 tblsp vegetable oil

Water

Salt, pepper, paprika to taste

Chop the garlic, onions, leek and green onions. On medium high add the oil to you stew pan, add garlic first and let it stay with the oil for 20 seconds, BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN IT, add onions, leek and green onions. Let it sauté, until the onions turn transparent. Add the carrots, I cut them in circles, you cut them the way you like and potatoes cut in quarters. Add salt, pepper and paprika to your taste and the bay leaf, I like a good ration of pepper and paprika. Open the can of beans and peas and add the water that comes with them, NOT the peas or beans themselves, put aside for latter. The idea is to recycle as much as possible, and the cans have a lot of flavor in the water, why not to use it.

Let all simmer for 5 minutes and add more water if needed, you need to cover the potatoes as much as possible, turn the heat to medium lower and cover.

Check it out once in a while and stir. 10 minutes into the cooking you need to pierced one potato with a knife, when they are half way done, add the peas, and the beans.

5 to 10 minutes and everything is done.

September 3, 2009

Moving on

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After 2 days of getting mad at Martha, I think it’s finally time to move on and get on with my life. Off course I’ll keep speaking my mind about being truly  green but I had too many things to do to keep worrying about these people. So Anyway, something I was procrastinating for quite some time already, had to be done and today was the day..so voila, after a pretty busy day, between dreamweaver, illustrator and filezilla, I’ve got my web site the way that I like it.

Now, I can go cook dinner…

August 31, 2009

For the cooking lover *updated*

Filed under: Kitchen or Computer — Tags: , , , , — goodpueblo @ 3:32 pm

book

Epicurean has got a great idea for all amateur cooks like myself. Your very own cooking book!

I’ve got mine a year ago and I still love it. ***Obviously they are not your real recipes, but you get to choose the ones you want, the cover, and it comes with the title that you want.

Mine is called “Girl’s night in, monthly party” because at the time the book was in the press, we (5 of my girlfriends and I) were having dinner once a month at home. Since then, I’ve moved to another country and unfortunately can’t dine with them right now, but my book is with me and I have some new friend pushing to do the same here, so, we’ll see how this Summer works out, dinning wise.

***I made a small mistake for not checking this out before. You can have your own recipes, check the link, sign up and go to “Create” where it gives you 3 choices and one of them is “recipe”

August 24, 2009

So English it is

Filed under: Kitchen or Computer — Tags: , , , , , — goodpueblo @ 2:56 am
Butterflies

Butterflies

I have decide to keep my blogging in English. This is not only helping me keep alive my knowledge, basic or not, of the language itself but also, I’d love to connect to people whom keeps inspiring me around the world.

It’s Sunday night and after a much busy weekend I find myself alone in my kitchen table writing to whoever wants to read about my life. A life I felt in love with but not an easy one for the faint of heart.

Since I got married, almost 11 years ago, we have had so many changes in our lives, we keep joking (hubby and I) that we couldn’t be married to anybody else. Not everybody is so easy to adapt and although tough at times, we really enjoy our up and downs together; it has made us stronger and more loyal to each other, I feel blessed to have such a wonderful best friend to whom I can share this with.

I haven’t done much web design or cooking this weekend but it surely was good to clean the whole house, it’s almost like a spring cleaning, since the blossom season is pretty much almost here (Argentina’s weather) I love the smell of Clorox and air going thru the rooms in and out the open windows during the sunny morning we had yesterday. The cold weather seems to be fading away and I’m glad for once for not having to use layers and layers of clothes this morning to go to church.

Victoria and I are trying to make the “easy chocolate chip cookies” recipe we found on the web this past week, and it didn’t turn out how we expected. They were still tasty, but being a perfectionist in the kitchen department, I feel we need to keep trying the recipe again. The funny part was when Victoria said “yeah, we definitely need to add milk instead of oil” This coming from a 10 year old girl, my husband stopped in his tracks out of the kitchen, he looked at her like..who are you…

Anyway, after buying a pretty old rusty looking lamp at the local apartment store, I felt in love with the gleam coming out of it at night. It’s almost like I don’t want to go to bed so I can enjoy the orange sparkle it gives to the room.

Off to a new week, full of projects…

August 3, 2009

De la cocina a la computadora

Filed under: Kitchen or Computer — Tags: , , , — goodpueblo @ 12:43 pm

Suele ser una cosa usual encontrar en una misma persona muchas y variadas facetas. Normalmente esta persona ya es un adulto en pleno apogeo de su edad.

Lo raro es encontrar a un joven decidido de que la Psícologia y la Ingeniería en alimentos es lo suyo.

Un poco esto fue lo que me paso a mi personalmente. Solo que jamás tuve idea de lo que realmente me gustaba hasta que dí el si el día de mi boda, cuando los compromisos pasaron a ser solo notas en una lista y mi vida paso a ser el compromiso a la felicidad eterna. Obviamente que no todo es color de rosa, pero hoy por hoy me cuento entre los pocos que pueden decirse felices en una relación despúes de 11 años.

No solo felices sino también plenos y allí fui descubriendo mis pasiones, mis culpas, pero sobretodo a mi misma.

“La teoría de la relatividad esta en su esplendor, porque no abusarla…”

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