Sunday, April 21, 2013
Preparing for Cinco de Mayo and testing some Mexican desserts. Took 2 attempts to make the caramel-just didn't caramelize nor turn an amber color, had to be refrigerated overnight, and lots of steps to create 3 layers to make this cake. The result was a moist chocolate cake and not too sweet flan. Que bonita!
I always judge a Mexican restaurant by how good the rice is and El Palenque has my vote as the BEST Mexican restaurant on the island. The chimichangas are loaded with meat but light and flakey at the same time. We always eat here after a surf session.
I try, stress try to refrain from sweets Monday through Thursday. I was too busy to indulge till today(Sunday) and enjoyed every bite of this cinnamon roll from Foodland which was only $1.99. The indulgence includes using my fancy tea cups and plates. How great is that!
Adobo's catered the Quincanera and I haven't stopped raving about the food. The beef was succulent and juicy, the rice tasty, and the chicken full of flavor. My favorite was the bean and tomato salad dressed with a tasty vinegarette that complimented everything!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I never dated a surfer before I met Scott. This cute, tall, haole guy walked into a teacher's workshop 20 years ago and my life has never been the same! We began dating shortly. One of his friend's wives pulled me aside to fill me in on what it's like to be with a surfer and to explain that surfing is a "lifestyle." I just nodded and smiled, not really comprehending. Since the New Zealand trip I finally get it with surfing. The sensation you feel when you ride the wave is euphoric. My euphoria was a 1 ft wave! I'm sure he needs a bigger wave to feel the sensation. Nevertheless, surfing is cool! I've been told Scott is "a really good surfer" and "he's like a professional" and I would think. "Really?" Since the NZ trip, I now appreciate the sport and finally realize that Scott is beautiful when he surfs-languid, playful, and elegant. It's inspiring to watch him do something he loves so much!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Birthday and Christmas came very early this year. It's an 8'4" Robert August surftech. Robert August was one of the surfers featured in The Endless Summer who traveled to New Zealand where I ironically fell in love with surfing again. I can't wait to take her out!