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