Aisle of Mate

Apr 14

Emergency cookies made as we try to finish up our homework for tomorrow. Super quick, no special equipment beyond ingredients, fork, bowl, baking sheet and measuring spoons. I’d call this recipe for fluffy sugar cookies for two from Like Mother Like Daughter a smashing success! Now I just need to get a Silpat or aluminum cookie sheet to avoid those dark bottoms.

Emergency cookies made as we try to finish up our homework for tomorrow. Super quick, no special equipment beyond ingredients, fork, bowl, baking sheet and measuring spoons. I’d call this recipe for fluffy sugar cookies for two from Like Mother Like Daughter a smashing success! Now I just need to get a Silpat or aluminum cookie sheet to avoid those dark bottoms.

Mar 08

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Feb 08

Got a light? Kiosko’s have them attached to the wall in Buenos Aires! Supposedly they’re no longer allowed as part of more stringent rules regarding cigarettes, but they’re there. Fire.

Got a light? Kiosko’s have them attached to the wall in Buenos Aires! Supposedly they’re no longer allowed as part of more stringent rules regarding cigarettes, but they’re there. Fire.

Feb 07

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These signs are up around the city:  When it rains, don’t take out the garbage (and clog the gutters). Odd, as the city has overhauled it’s trash system so that cute bins are stationed every other block or so (rainproof, I assume). Green usually means go, while this is a stop command. It took a bit of explaining by my favorite Argentine to decipher:  the “No” text is likely in green for the environment. Also, green and blue are colors associated with garbage collection companies here: Cliba and before that Manliba.

These signs are up around the city:  When it rains, don’t take out the garbage (and clog the gutters). Odd, as the city has overhauled it’s trash system so that cute bins are stationed every other block or so (rainproof, I assume). Green usually means go, while this is a stop command. It took a bit of explaining by my favorite Argentine to decipher:  the “No” text is likely in green for the environment. Also, green and blue are colors associated with garbage collection companies here: Cliba and before that Manliba.

Feb 06

Phrase of the day: Chupamedias

Literally sock sucker, chupamedias is to brown-nose or kiss someone’s feet (or other body parts).

Jan 12

Label the spices, genius

I smelled the granola that I was baking and it didn’t wow me with deliciousness as usual. I preceded to sprinkle cinnamon and ginger over the half batch that I was tossing. Only I used garlic powder. Thundercats! A month ago I didn’t have garlic powder in the kitchen. It’s a fairly new spice, and I hadn’t yet labelled the jar. Shame on me.

I wonder if crappy granola can substitute for chex mix if I throw in some onion powder and salt. One for the trash can. At least I only lost half a batch before I caught the garlic scent. Dad would say serves me right for having garlic in the kitchen. Such a fan.

Oct 30

Light blue car. Nice ride. Anyone know the make/model? It looks like a Ford Torino, but the curvature of the side panel above the back wheel isn’t curved like the late 60s Torinos. 
Edit:  A better hypothesis (thanks Goble!) 1966-67 Plymouth Barracuda

Light blue car. Nice ride. Anyone know the make/model? It looks like a Ford Torino, but the curvature of the side panel above the back wheel isn’t curved like the late 60s Torinos. 

Edit:  A better hypothesis (thanks Goble!) 1966-67 Plymouth Barracuda

Oct 29

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