Monthly Archives: October 2010

Nesquik Zucchini Bread – A Tribute to the Sorority Chef

When I lived in the sorority house, our amazing chef Shea made the most moist and delicious chocolate zucchini bread.  It was everyone’s favorite, and was definitely the dish I miss the most. Shea just had her first child, so … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

It is a rainy Friday ending a sad week in Buenos Aires.  Nestor Kirchner, ex president and current ‘first man’, married to current President Cristina Kirchner died on Wednesday. It has been a sad week for me too. This video … Continue reading

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Pesto Chicken Empanadas

Pesto Chicken Empanadas Ingredients: Empanada Pastry Dough* 2 Chicken Breasts, cooked 3 tbsp Cilantro Pistachio Pesto 1/2 cup Red Roasted Tomatoes 3/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese * I use store bought empanada pastry dough.  Any savory pastry crust will work, just cut … Continue reading

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Mutant Strawberry!

Is this natural or a result of genetic modification? I’m not sure, but either way it tasted delicious with some vanilla yogurt.

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Parade of Bolivians

A walk on a sunny spring afternoon led us to the discovery of a huge parade of Bolivians on Avenida de Mayo. The paraders were dressed up in full costumes made from shiny fabrics that glittered in the sun. Marching … Continue reading

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Tell Me, Why Can’t This Be Love?

Don’t tell, but I’m having an affair.  I think I’m in love. With you. Yes you, Persicco. I can’t stop thinking about you.  These naughty thoughts won’t leave my mind.  I give you lustful glances when I pass you in … Continue reading

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Tango y Futbol

Argentina’s two great prides and passions and Tango and Futbol. You would think that it would be hard to combine those pastimes, but this video proves otherwise. Thanks Lauren for the link!

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Pesto Linguini with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

Buenos Aires has pasta good enough to turn any carbo-phobe into a wannabe Italian. You can buy freshly made pastas in special pasta factories.  Every supermarket has both fresh and dried pastas.  You can even get them delivered to your … Continue reading

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Red Roasted Tomatoes

I never cared for sun-dried tomatoes. But slow roasted tomatoes are a different story. Recipe Ingredients: Tomatoes.  Any kind, any size.  Sliced. Olive oil.  For drizzling. Pinch of salt. Pinch of pepper. Pinch of sugar. Directions: Place your tomato slices … Continue reading

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Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

I got a craving for pesto. The old green gunk in the fridge was not going to cut it. I wanted it fresh.  Super green.  Chunky, sticky and oily. The only problem was that I didn’t have basil or pine … Continue reading

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