Comida Española

I somehow missed the gene for other-language-mastery. My mother speaks French fluently and beautifully, and I guess I thought that would just pass down the bloodline somehow. But after four years of taking French in high school and college, I still pronounce “croissant” with a “t” at the end (disclaimer: I actually spelled “croissant” wrong just now – even auto-correct has a language leg up on me).

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I do think it’s important to try new things, keep challenging yourself, get your brain moving, and all that jazz. So I am tackling learning a new language again, but trying my hand at Spanish this time, self-taught-style. My current lesson plans include DuoLingo paired with watching a show or movie I am kind of embarrassed to be watching (or re-watching), but dubbed in Spanish, so it’s PART OF THE LEARNING, OKAY?

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I’m also learning more about Spanish culture, and holy wow do they have some amazing cuisine. I wanted to share my Spanish learning experience thus far with y’all, and took a former recipe, which is an all time favorite of mine, but put a Spanish twist on it. Enjoy!

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MANZANA

Ingredients:
  • Manzana
  • Perejil para adornar (opcional, pero de primera clase)
Direcciones:

1) Conseguir una manzana

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2) Lavar o pulir en su camisa

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3) Usted puede cortar la manzana ahoara, o simplemente puede usar sus dientes para morder justo en (las manzanas están diseñados pensando en usted)

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Craving Conundrum

Most of the time, I am a really go-with-the-flow (or, rather, go-with-whatever-is-in-the-fridge) type eater, but sometimes I realize I am really craving something specific.

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Like apples. I was craving something apple-ly the other day, and my mind (and my Google searches) started to get excited at all the possibilities ahead. Turns out, you can do a lot with apples.

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Then I remembered: apples are just good on their own. Conundrum solved.

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APPLE

Ingredients:
  • Apple
  • Parsley for garnish (optional, but classy)
Directions:

1) Get an apple

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2) Wash it or polish it on your shirt

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3) You can opt to slice up the apple here, or you can just use your teeth to bite right in (apples are designed with you in mind)

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