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April 26, 2012
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Why do songs sound SO good in Portuguese?  And why is it that when I get started on this song, I cannot stop?

Plum Pistachio Cheesecake from Scratch with Whole Ingredients Recipe Cooking in Argentina

Easter in Autumn: Plum Pistachio Cheesecake

Plum Pistachio Cheesecake from Scratch with Whole Ingredients Recipe Cooking in Argentina

I don’t suppose I will ever fully adjust to living below the equator.  The reversal of the seasons is the most strange of phenomena.  I still refer to June, July and August as Summer, despite the reality of winter.  When Spring rolls around in October and the city begins to bloom, I find myself craving leaf-turnings, sweaters, earlier sunsets and pumpkins.  And in the Fall, when April days shorten with the not-so-far off equinox, I dream of baby ducks, budding tulips and pastel dresses.

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Salmon Crisis Shortage in Buenos Aires

Making Sushi with Mun

By Vivi Rathbone.

Where to get good sushi in Buenos Aires How to make sushi

Chef Mun Sushi Buenos Aires Closed Door Asian Food

Sunset Weekend Gone too Fast Blue

Where to get good sushi in Buenos Aires

Sunset Weekend Gone too Fast Orange

Salmon Crisis Shortage in Buenos Aires

Park Lights

Slice of Cauliflower Pie with Caramelized Onions and Polenta Crust

Tarta de Coliflor con Cebolla Caramelizada

You’ve heard the story before.  Girl reads Smitten Kitchen.  Girl finds interesting recipe and pins it to her Pinterest Board.

I wanted to try Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart because it looked different than anything I’d cooked before, but after reading the ingredients, I just couldn’t justify it.  The recipe called for a cup of cream, a cup of mascarpone, a cup of shredded cheese and then even more cheese.  I’m sorry but that is just ridiculous!!!  I had to find a way to make this recipe reasonable.  I replaced the cream with milk, the mascarpone with ricotta and used less cheese.  I made a crust out of polenta, which has a great crunchy texture compliment to the creamy cauliflower.  The tart was a hit – my roommates gave this recipe full endorsement.  Here is my much more calorically reasonable, and still delicious recipe:

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Lentas Maravillas, Colonia Uruguay Cafe Bookstore Cappuccino

Thrice for the Charm – Colonia, Uruguay

Lentas Maravillas, Colonia Uruguay Cafe Bookstore Espresso

On a sunny Saturday I sat on the blue cloth covered recliner of the river ferry, docked in  the Buenos Aires port, set to cross the river.  The engines fired up and I glanced at my blackberry, whose red light blinked to signify the receipt of a message.

Vivers what are you doing today?

Going to stupid Uruguay.  You?

Aw haha, was thinking yoga/lunch with you.  :'(

Sounds like perfection!  I wish I was doing that instead of renewing my tourist visa!

Find a place called Lentas Maravillas.  Really nice quiet garden out back.  Perfect for reading a book and eating a redondo.

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