Remember the day I made mofongo? It was a year ago today, in my aunt's house and I was so happy, not only because I learned how to make something new, but because it was actually good. It wasn't that difficult but my aunt was there, telling me exactly what I had to do. Well … Continue reading The day I made picadillo
Since I last told you about my apartment, I had just painted my bathroom door. I'm not sure but I think that was the last big thing I had done, besides cleaning. It was the last thing until yesterday when I finally got a dining room table! It's not that big, which is perfect because … Continue reading My dining room table!
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
Here we go again, another hurricane, this one goes by the beautiful name of María, pretty name, I know. This storm, however, doesn't look like it will be pretty; it's already a category 5 hurricane and it will go over the entire island. Because of María's intensity and traveling direction, through Puerto Rico, the government … Continue reading Stop that María
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
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
We have to talk about food tonight. There are these amazing places in Puerto Rico called lechoneras, which means they make lechón asado or pork. Sounds good right? Well, it is, very good! My favorite lechonera is El Cuñao in the town of Cayey, where we went for lunch today. It was a last minute thing but … Continue reading We have to talk about lechón asado
A year ago today my life changed. I tried something I had been insisted to do for years but was always afraid to do. I believed I would never give in to people's nagging that I should try it, but I did and my life has been so much better since this day. This was the … Continue reading The meal that changed my life
As we were leaving old San Juan yesterday a little after lunch hour, we tried to find somewhere to have lunch. Among all the restaurants in San Juan, most of them serving Puerto Rican food, we ended up in Istanbul. As you may figure by the name, Istanbul is a Turkish restaurant. Here, their menu … Continue reading Istanbul Turkish Restaurant in San Juan
If you are in Puerto Rico this weekend, you have to go to San Juan and visit las Fiestas de la calle San Sebastián. It is the perfect way to start the year and will be the party of the year. Music, food, vejigantes, cabezudos, piraguas; what can be better than that? Just a bacalaito, … Continue reading Don’t miss Sanse’ 17
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?