Homemade Piña Colada

Now that I’ve had a lot of time on my hands, I have spent a little more time cooking. I made things I already know how to make, like brownies and I tried new things, like mofongo. I made mofongo twice and I still think I need more practice. It wasn’t bad, I ate it, … Continue reading Homemade Piña Colada

When in quarantine, make mofongo

Since we’ve been in quarantine I have been cooking more that I usually do, nothing complicated but I am using my kitchen a lot more. I never make anything from scratch, the most complicated thing I make is rice and beans. But since we’re in quarantine I have a lot of time to cook and … Continue reading When in quarantine, make mofongo

A day in San Juan

I thought our Sunday walk would not be that long today because we walked with Indy and Sandy yesterday and it looked like it was going to rain today. We first did the Paseo de la Princesa and El Morro walk, which seemed shorter today. Maybe it was because we had already done it, maybe … Continue reading A day in San Juan

How to survive and enjoy the holiday season

It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest tone of the year! There's lights, music, parties, family, friends, and food, a lot of food. But there is also pressure to be at all the parties, to host some of them, to make or bring food, to give presents, to talk to everyone at the party and … Continue reading How to survive and enjoy the holiday season

Another Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Well, it's finally here, the day that marks the beginning of Christmas, my favorite time of year. I started early but now it's official, now it's officially the happiest time of the year and we can all be jolly. There's lights everywhere, there's lights, music, friends, family and food, very good food. Today … Continue reading Another Happy Thanksgiving!

My new kitchen island

This weekend I had a new project for my apartment. I didn't think anyone would be in the mood to help me set it up on Saturday night when I brought the kitchen island home, but my stepdad, who I won't name because he doesn't want me to talk about him on my blog, was … Continue reading My new kitchen island

One year in my apartment

It has officially been one year since I moved into my own apartment. Well, owned by my parents right next to their house, but it's mine. This is the first time I have a kitchen all to myself and no, I haven't set anything on fire, at least not yet. I think that's a very … Continue reading One year in my apartment

Back at the beach

I'm exhausted tonight, but it's okay because it was a great day. Today being this tired means I had a great time. I got the chance to get away and enjoy this long weekend away from San Juan at my family's beach house. It has been so long since I have been to the beach … Continue reading Back at the beach

Happy Birthday to me!

Today I have another reason to celebrate, this time I'm celebrating because yesterday was my birthday. I always love my birthday no matter how old I am. I still feel like a child when it's my birthday; this year I had to act like an adult because I was at work but my boss and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to me!

When the smoke detector goes off

I came home from work very hungry and wanted to cook something quickly, so I decided to go with shrimp and french fries. I usually just put these in the oven and toaster oven and they're done in less than 20 minutes; it's very easy and that's just what I wanted. The only problem was … Continue reading When the smoke detector goes off

Have a Happy Christmas Eve!

I hope you're all having or had a wonderful and safe Christmas Eve. Enjoy this time to be with the ones you love, those you don't see so often, have fun, and eat, I know I do! This is my favorite time of year, I love the happiness it brings to everyone around me and … Continue reading Have a Happy Christmas Eve!

Our first Thanksgiving

Happy belated Thanksgiving everybody! I hope you all had a nice day with your family, friends and/or loved ones. As I had mentioned in a previous post, my parents were hosting Thanksgiving, which meant I would have to host too and officially welcome people into my new apartment. I did everything I could to keep … Continue reading Our first Thanksgiving

It’s Christmas time!

It's never too early to start celebrating and thinking about everything you are grateful for and starting the holiday season. Nothing puts you in a better holiday spirit than putting up the Christmas tree. With that done last night, I went to work this morning ready to have a pre-thanksgiving lunch with everyone who works … Continue reading It’s Christmas time!

Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that makes me nervous this year. My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year, that means I will also welcome the family in my new apartment and that is just a little nerve-racking. I have only had a few visitors here and three of them were impressed because they … Continue reading Thanksgiving week

We’re still decorating

A few weeks ago, during a trip to Home Depot, we bought the kitchen cabinet handles for my kitchen. Between our busy life during the week and one thing or another during weekends, we really didn't have time to put them on the doors. I did have time to unscrew a door and screw it … Continue reading We’re still decorating