Hello everyone!!! how are you? what have you been up to? 😀 It’s been a while since I last wrote… but no worries! I’m still alive! not chopped into pieces ^^
In the past few weeks I’ve been doing my best to adapt, at first (as you emigrants know) everything is shiny and new, then many things become weird and different, and you start feeling the “change”… it sinks in I guess. Some days I felt fine, others days, I felt great, and other days I find out that good, old fashion, normal, traditional (christian) measuring cups and measuring spoons, do not exist here, period, none available, anywhere … insert break-down … … … auto-destroy sequence started … ok, lets reboot …
So, one of my main hobbys (right after reading) is cooking, I love it, it’s super rewarding and relaxing for me 🙂 … I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately! (finally!) In Panama I rarely had the time, and in Venezuela I never had the luxury of buying any ingredient I wanted or needed. So this is an AWESOME part of change! (insert conversation about how marvellous change is :p)
Hence the measuring utensils… I was looking for standard measuring cups (mainly used for baking recipes): 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/4 cup. Finally my mother in law found a set she bought in IKEA aeons ago and gave it to me 😀 They are a little special, instead of starting with 1 cup, they started with: 1/2 a cup or 125gr. (mmm ok, that’s good, I can work with that), but next came 50gr., 20gr., 15gr. or tablespoon, 5gr. or teaspoon, and finally 1ml or a pinch… … … can you hear my baffled silence? -.- mmhhh, that’s me… But luckily I’m an engineer! so after 5 advanced calculous subjects in college, I’m able to know what to use if I want 3/4 cup.
When I was armed (with utensils) and ready, I started looking for new recipes to try, and I really recomend you all Pinterest for that! it’s AWESOME! it’s like google met instagram, and they had a trendy child that knows it all and shows it to you in pictures!
And to honor one of the main uses of cameras and online media now a days, I’ll share with you pictures of the food I’ve been making 🙂 if you think something looks good, and you want the recipe, just let me know! 🙂
I hope you enjoy the pictures! 😛 we enjoyed the food!