Between today and yesterday I've scraped to much paint off the floors in my apartment, I think the paint spills just keep multiplying and every time I get one out, two moths just appear. Yesterday, it took me forever because it was just me and a very small saw, which was difficult to hold and … Continue reading I have a kitchen and half a bathroom
Now that my new kitchen is almost ready, I have to start getting used to cooking again. As I’ve mentioned before, using the stove or oven was prohibited for me after the accident because of the epilepsy. Also, I don't want to think about what would have happened if I ever left the stove or … Continue reading Cooking in MY kitchen
I got the sink installed in my new kitchen earlier this week. And guess what happened today... I finally have a sink with running water, which means I can start washing dishes. The kitchen is still not finished so I can't start cooking yet, but soon enough. I have to start thinking about the first … Continue reading My kitchen
As a guest in my aunt's house I have become my her companion in all of her crazy ideas so today, being the day before Thanksgiving, was Thanksgiving dessert baking day. We started this morning by making two Pecan Pies. This was my first time working with Pecan Pie, I don't even like Pecan Pie. … Continue reading Baking Thanksgiving dessert
Today my aunt was making us feel at home, like she has the whole week we've been staying with her, and she was going to make tostones since she bought plantains yesterday. When I heard the word plantain the first thing that came to mind was mofongo. I innocently asked if we could make mofongo with … Continue reading The day I made mofongo
Well, after the hurricane we got the power back for 24 hours from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. When I learned we had power I started doing laundry, turned on every fan in my house, watched Tv, and slept with the air conditioner on. Twenty four hours later I saw the fan in my room … Continue reading When there’s no power, have a taco picnic
Today I decided to make rice and beans again, this time with the ingredients I forgot last time to add flavor; I added cubitos and sazón. These two gave it that extra little bit of flavor it needed and it tasted just like it did when I used to make it five years ago. This … Continue reading Rice and Beans: Take 2
Remember how my neurologist told me I could cook now that I've been seizure free for two years? Well, I've really wanted to cook again, but apart from making Ropa Vieja that time, I haven't really made anything else, but I really, really wanted to make rice and beans. Before, I was in no hurry … Continue reading I made rice and beans today!
Yesterday I learned how to cut a pineapple we would use today to make Piña Colada. I told her we had to make it when she bought two pineapples on this weekend, but by we I meant you ( my aunt, Titi Marta), so we made it today for Father's Day. I had never done … Continue reading My Piña Colada
May year 5 be as great and as seizure free as this one. Well, more if I can stay seizure free for the whole year. Well, I did stay seizure free and it was a great year, take a look at what else happened this year: I was able to complete one masters class and … Continue reading 5 years
Today my friend Fransheska and I decided we wanted to cook a meal together. I have not really cooked in 5 years, not a real meal on the stove and chopping and mixing ingredients in a pan, kind of cooking. So I decided that I had to make something with a lot of ingredients that … Continue reading Cooking with Maria and Fransheska
When my neurologist gave me permission to drive he said nothing about cooking, but I figured if I can drive I can also cook in the oven and the stove instead of the microwave and toaster oven. I was already, before I had permission, using the stove for small stuff but never had the nerve … Continue reading Now I’m driving AND cooking!!!
I keep thinking it is already the end of February, I really don't know why I keep speeding up time, but during the other 7 days of this month I have been thinking "oh god, I missed it, I forgot to celebrate one more month seizure free". I didn't miss it, it's today and I … Continue reading Only two more months!!!
The first time I went to the neurologist here in Puerto Rico I was given some rules, thing I can't do when living with epilepsy. Some of these I can do now that I have been able to control my epilepsy for so long, others I still need to reach the two years, and there … Continue reading What’s for lunch?