Monthly Archives: July 2010

5 Favorite Things Taxi Drivers Do

  5. Fake out! Taxi drivers especially are known for aiding the circulation of counterfeit bills.  Try to use smaller bills to pay, so receiving counterfeit change can be avoided.  Learn how to identify fake bills by the paper and … Continue reading

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Crossover

My haze of oblivious ethnocentrism was broken the other day when I heard a song by Nelly Furtado.  I thought that ‘crossover artists’ came from Latin countries to the USA, like Gloria Esteban and Shakira.  Well it turns out, this … Continue reading

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A Day in Palermo Viejo

In my mind there are two different worlds in Buenos Aires – Capital, and Palermo.  Sometimes they feel as different as night and day.  I live in Capital, and when I get a craving for glamour – I go to … Continue reading

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Milk in a Plastic Bag?

This took some getting used to. Also available in your local Buenos Aires supermercado – drinkable yogurt in a plastic bag!

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THE EXPRIMO

This has to be my favorite invention of all time.  My juicer.  It works as a simple, easy, no mess citrus press.  Just halve an orange, place in the press and turn the crank!  The Exprimo is extremely simple, consisting … Continue reading

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Love Song

I was never one for love songs, but Tito El Bambino’s poetic lyrics have captured my heart and converted me into a quasi-romantic. Enjoy Tito’s ludicrous gestures, and overpowering brass in this very sweet love song. Here are translated lyrics: … Continue reading

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Green Ricotta Tart with Zapallo

Green Ricotta Torte / Verde Ricotta Tarta I don’t use recipes, but that won’t stop me from writing one. I went to the fruit stand in search of zucchini, but since non GMO produce is seasonal, there weren’t any!  My … Continue reading

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Being Poor Never Tasted So Good

hhmmm…what to make for dinner?  It’s near the end of the month, so the budget is tight.  Had to assemble something from the food around the house. First I made this tomato sauce – diced a tomato, half an onion … Continue reading

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Matilda’s Bakery

July 20th is Friends Day in Argentina!  The day is set aside to spend time with friends.  I met up with my friend Jules at Matilda’s – a small restaurant and bakery in San Telmo. We had coffee and I … Continue reading

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Green Licuado

Green Licuado Licuados are fresh fruit smoothies and I am obsessed with them!  Clare and I made an afternoon snack – a licuado made from a banana, kiwi, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a little frozen spinach to get the … Continue reading

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