Wednesday, August 27, 2008

things to do

Man, oh man, is my list long. This will be another mostly pictures post because (1) I don't have much time and (2) pictures are pretty :). In addition to the Sopa Minestrone, the family and I have been savoring our last few warm and comforting meals before the coming of spring when they'll be replaced with more light and refreshing dishes. I love this season transition, it's always so exciting for my palate, especially this year, can't wait to see what tastes Chile has in store!

One Horminga with three vegetable salads and green tea.

The final bowl of Sopa Minestrone, haha, yes, you've already seen it, and have heard me rave but I couldn't help myself! I love it... and would probably marry it if I could ;).

The bowl of perfection was accompanied by cucumbers drizzled with red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

This is the only thing making me sad that it's getting warmer.

Spaghetti "Bolognese" with Celery salad, I guess this is pretty seasonless but I don't crave heavy pasta in the heat.
Yesterday's dinner, fresh Pantruca. I helped my "grandmother" make it this time. There's carrots, red pepper, and potato sliced very thin with basil leaves and soy meat and followed by pieces of wheat dough placed directly into the pot of boiling water. Interesting. It's very stew-like and the cilantro adds a fun flavor to the creaminess.
Left-over lunch, good thing it's better the second day around!
And a tomato and lettuce salad for the side... no meal is complete without some raw veggies after all :).
Al fin, tonight's dinner. It's early afternoon but I have to go to the library at the San Joaquin campus (far commute), then Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, write a 2-4 page review of it, and go to my "Chile, Chileans, and their culture" class... and thus the packed Hummus & Tomato sandwich with asparagus and broccoli. Did I ever mention what they thought of the hummus I made forever ago? Well, they loved it :). Now we have a huge container in the freezer , should last a while.
Oh and by the way, I've already gotten bored with running on the treadmill at the gym, even with my intervals, and as such I've decided train outside. So much harder, haha, so I've been using RW's beginners program, and it's been great. Mind you, it's only my first week but I think it's going to be a wonderful thing, by the time I get back I'll be 5K ready! Alrighty then, the lighting is super cool in the dining room right now (I'm such a nerd) so I got a little camera-happy, haha, enjoy.

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