Monthly Archives: September 2010

5 Favorite Argentine Candies

Picking out a candy bar at the corner kiosk can be an intimidating process when all the candy is foreign.  What do you do, when none of your familiar brands are in sight, and the risks are high?  After all, … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Things that I Love about Buenos Aires – Food

I often focus too much on the negative in Buenos Aires.  While it is a truly unique city, it hasn’t captured my heart the way other cities, like Athens, Rome and Seattle have.  Sure, it may not be my paradise, … Continue reading

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Day After the Asado – Empanada Recipe!

What do you do with leftover meat after an asado? There is only one answer: make empanadas!  I had never made meat empanadas before, but had tried this traditional type of meat empanadas and loved them!  So of course, I … Continue reading

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The Argentine Asado

The Yanqui Asado finished at 3am on Sunday (an early night by Argentine standards) and the Argentine Asado started at 1pm.  Needless to say, that is a lot of meat consumption in a short period. Although the guest count was … Continue reading

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The Yanqui Asado

My dear old friend Sarah came back to Buenos Aires after spending the last few months back in the States.  We met during our TEFL course.  So in honor of her return visit, I hosted a celebration asado, and invited … Continue reading

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Because There is Only SO Much Steak a Person Can Eat…

I have come to the conclusion that there are two types of cooks in the world: those who follow a recipe to create something specific, and those who look in the fridge to see what they can scrounge up and … Continue reading

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The Executive Menu

Going out to dinner in Buenos Aires is unfortunately expensive for those of us who earn pesos.  Lunch on the other hand is a worker’s reward!  Restaurants offer a daily ‘menu ejecutivo’, which includes an appetizer, main course and dessert … Continue reading

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5 Favorite Things about Teaching English

1. Language Appreciation Nothing makes you analyze and deconstruct your language like trying to explain it to someone else.  Things I never thought about, like when to use much instead of many, have divulged their underlying structural wisdom to me … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner?

Long after the sun sets, Argentines go home for dinner. I am finally easing out of vacation mode, and reluctantly going back into real world mode.  I have been home for two weeks, but not until today did I feel … Continue reading

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Charity Concert at Bar Gitano

Sunday I went with my girlfriends to Gitano – a popular expat bar in San Telmo – to see a concert fundraising money for a charity (which one – no one said …). The service was terrible but the music … Continue reading

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