Is finally booked! No thanks to the travel agent. If you are considering using one for anything, DON'T! Anyway, Argentina! We'll get to Buenos Aires for one night and stay at the Broadway All-Suites in the center of town. Then we'll fly to San Rafael, a small city in the Mendoza wine region for 3 nights and stay at a winery/estate there called the Algodon Wine Estates - we'll have a winery tour on horseback, an in-room massage, a spa day, a golf lesson, a wine tasting, etc. Then, back to BA, where we'll stay in Palermo Soho at the Glu Hotel.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
We just watched the Chilean episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations last night - first, its making me sad that we didn't decide to go to Patagonia, also in Argentina. But second, I can't find his Argentine episode. I know its out there - I saw a short clip. So since I can't get any recommendations from Bourdain, does anyone else have any? Restaurants, sites, food or drink, etc? Tips on bringing wine back?
Posted by Steve and Des at 7:20 PM
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I made up a recipe this morning. We've been making frittatas to use up veggies from our CSA box, and I usually stick with asian/mustard flavor. But today I wanted Mexican. So, to the huevos I added ancho powder, a few Tbsp of tomato sauce, what was left of our salsa (less than 1/4 c. - wish we would have had more, or maybe a spicer salsa) and s&p. Cooked the veggies (onion, zucchini, parsley, chives, garlic - we usually like kale or spinach, too, but had to use what we had from the CSA box) in ancho and s&p then added the egg mixture and cheese. We only had tiny amounts of 3 different cheeses, so we used a teeeeny bit of cheddar, some parm, and finally, what made the frittata, some smoked blue cheese. Yum! The tomato sauce and salsa made the eggs rojo (red), and the blue cheese accounts for the azul (blue). Good thing we're doing Rosetta Stone so I could appropriately name this dish!
Posted by Steve and Des at 11:19 AM