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September 24, 2009

It’s been a while

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

cupc

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.

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September 7, 2009

All Veggie Stew

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

stew

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 1, 2009

Highschool reunion

Filed under: .... — Tags: , , , , , , , , — goodpueblo @ 4:26 pm

chocolate chips

As the end of the year approaches I find myself in a turning point between morning pastries and fitting into my jeans again.

You might call it vanity, I call it the non-spending-machine. For many reason I do believe that if I watch what I eat I’ll be able to save more money. But the question in my head remains..I don’t really have unhealthy eating habits, so where should I cut back?

You see, I love vegetable and I cook dinner from scratch every evening. I love fresh produce and I get excited over ripped tomatoes and green herbs.  But if I have to be truly honest, I know exactly where I have to cut back. And that is the hardest thing I have to do.

I live in the country of the great cow, which means all our dairy is extremely creamy and delicious, including my biggest enemy: Butter.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not Paula Dean, but I do love my french bread and butter and if I tell you my hubby and I can get a kilo down in no time, that wouldn’t help the situation. So there you have it. If I want to fit on my nice summer clothes for my 19th high school reunion this December, I better start cutting back on those.

Let’s see how it goes…

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”

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