New York Monday # 10 – More NYC Buildings

January 23, 2006 | Filed Under New York Monday | 1 Comment 

More NYC buildings.


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*It’s De-Lurking Month!

Delurking Week extended to Delurking Month!

January 22, 2006 | Filed Under De-Lurking Week, Food Blogging Events | Leave a Comment 

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Sheryl at Paper Napkin created De-Lurking Week, which fell on the second week of January (The year before, it was De-Lurking Day.). Since I only found out about it a few days ago, I obviously missed it. I think it’s an important event, which should last a little longer. ;-)So, with Sheryl’s permission, I’m extending the event till the end of the month. Perhaps, next year it will officially be De-Lurking Month. Below are a few buttons that Sheryl and other bloggers made. You can see all the buttons here. Very creative. Thanks, Sheryl! Cool idea!

In case there are any lurkers around, I’d love to hear from you. Come on out and say hello. It won’t be painful at all. I promise.


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Weekend Herb Blogging #16 – Peas

January 22, 2006 | Filed Under Weekend Herb Blogging | Leave a Comment 

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Matar Pula (Peas Pilaf) from Hooked on Heat

Peas, peas, peas!

Here are three recipes I recently made containing peas. All good, they definitely add an extra special taste to each meal.


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Matar Masala (Green Peas Masala) from My Dhaba

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Beef Caldereta from CJ’s Food and Discovery

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*One can blog about herbs, plants, vegetables, or flowers for Weekend Herb Blogging (WHB). To see the list of other interesting WHB posts, go to Kalyn’s Kitchen, Sunday.

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A Meme in Fours

January 17, 2006 | Filed Under Memes | Leave a Comment 

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Como Agua para Chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Cyndi of Cooking with Cyndi has tagged me for this meme.

Four Jobs You’ve Had in Your Life:

  1. Lawyer
  2. Investigator
  3. Baby Sitter
  4. Mediator

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:

  1. The Tango Lesson (1997)
  2. Whale Rider (2002)
  3. Bossa Nova (2000)
  4. Como Agua para Chocolate/ Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Four Places You’ve Lived:

  1. Russia
  2. Italy
  3. Belgium
  4. Egypt

Four Websites You Visit Daily:

  1. Lucullian delights
  2. Nami Nami
  3. The flying Apple
  4. Oswego Tea

Four Shows You Love to Watch:

  1. Walker, Texas Ranger reruns
  2. Law & Order series – Original, SVU, CI
  3. The Closer
  4. Avatar: The Last Air Bender

Four of Your Favorite Foods:

  1. Plantain
  2. Mangoes
  3. Rice
  4. Plantain

Four Albums You Can’t Live without:

  1. Jorge Aragão – Da Noite Pro Dia
  2. Terra Nostra Soundtrack
  3. Djavan (Ao Vivo) – CD 1 & 2
  4. Johann Strauß (Sohn) – Berühmte Walzer

Four Places You’d Rather Be:

  1. Italy
  2. Spain
  3. Brazil
  4. Greece

Four People You Tag:

  1. Pille of Nami Nami
  2. J of KUIDAORE
  3. Boo_licious of Masak Masak
  4. Ruth of Once Upon a Feast

The Seven Meme

January 17, 2006 | Filed Under Memes | Leave a Comment 

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Taj Mahal
Agra, India

Ivonne, Jasmine, Darla May, and Chef Michele have tagged me for the Seven meme. Thanks, Ladies! Here it goes:

7 Things To Do Before I Die

  1. Travel to India, see the Taj Mahal, other places of interest, and enjoy the cuisine.
  2. Travel to Austria, twirl around the spot where they filmed The Sound of Music and sing ‘The Hills are Alive,’ just like Julie Andrews (perhaps Angelika will sing with me!)
  3. Make decent parathas, meat and dessert empanadas.
  4. Sample laska with Stephanie in Singapore and visit the enticing-sounding food stalls.
  5. Travel to Kay-El, Malaysia and sample some of the delicious foods that Boo_licious blogs about.
  6. Travel with my friend Nancy to Portugal as we mentioned ages ago.
  7. Go to a Jorge Aragão concert in Brazil and travel all over the country – Bahia, Manaus, Minas Gerais – and see the sights – Iguassu Falls, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and much more.

7 Things I Cannot Do

  1. I cannot make decent parathas.
  2. I cannot make decent meat or dessert empanadas.
  3. I cannot ice skate.
  4. I cannot ski.
  5. I cannot say no to a good meal.
  6. I cannot say no to a good dessert.
  7. I cannot be pass up watching An Affair to Remember, Cinema Paradiso, The Big Blue, and Ben Hur.

7 Things That Attract Me To Blogging

  1. The chance to document my cooking adventures and progress in a different way
  2. Getting the opportunity to learn about cooking
  3. Getting the opportunity to learn about different foods
  4. Getting the opportunity to meet others with similar interest
  5. Finding lots of wonderful recipes
  6. Being a part of an amazing online community
  7. Food bloggers are INSPIRING!

7 Things I Say Most Often

  1. Time to walk the dogs.
  2. Thanks!
  3. Buy me some olive oil.
  4. Tomorrow is another day.
  5. Hush!
  6. Hi!
  7. Have a good day/evening!

7 Books I Love

  1. The Bible
  2. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
  3. The Color of Water – James McBride
  4. Call of the Wild/White Fang – Jack London
  5. The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
  6. The Memoirs of Cleopatra – Margaret George
  7. The Stone Boudoir – Theresa Maggio

7 Movies/DVDs I Watch Over & Over Again

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  2. The Sound of Music (1965)
  3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  4. Coming to America (1988)
  5. Guys & Dolls (1955)
  6. Amor Bandido (1979)
  7. Todo Sobre mi Madre/All About My Mother (1999)

7 Tags

  1. Mona of Mona’s Apple
  2. Angelika of The flying Apple
  3. Stephanie of Mana Makan
  4. Melissa CookingDiva of Cooking Diva
  5. Meena of Hooked on Heat
  6. Sailu of Sailu’s Food
  7. Kel of Green Olive Tree

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