THE WEEKEND IS COMING...
Hello Anne and readers!
It’s 11:30 pm and we’ve just come back from my mother’s in law. We always go there to have dinner on Friday so I’m free and I don’t have to cook!
First of all I want to explain the meaning of “porteño”. It was a shame to me not to know it; I really felt very bad yesterday. While I was cooking, it suddenly came to my mind and realized what it did mean. Then I checked the information with my husband.
There is a story behind it but to sum up I can tell you the following:
The people who are born in Buenos Aires City (I mean the federal district) are called “porteños”. “Bonaerenses” is quite different and identifies the people born in the province of Buenos Aires. Some dictionaries make a big mistake telling that “porteño” and “bonaerense” are the same. The origin of “porteño” started in the 19th century and was used to name people who were living in the city where the main port was located.
The word “porteño” is spelled with the letter “ñ” and you pronounce it like “portenio”.
By the way, Steve looked very happy sitting at the table. Was he having breakfast or dinner?
You must be a very good cook!
Here is a recipe for you (this is very easy)
SPAGHETTI WITH PESTO AND ZUCCHINI
Dice the zucchini, sprinkle with salt. Then fry them for 3 minutes in olive oil and with a whole clove of garlic.
Remove the garlic and add the pesto. In the meantime cook the spaghetti in plenty of salty water, drain when “al dente”, then mix with the sauce, the diced mozzarella and the chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Hope you like the pasta. Oscar loves it.
At what time do you Anne and readers usually have dinner? Here it’s very common to have dinner at 9 pm or 10 pm during the week. At the weekend people usually have dinner later.
Anne, it’s great to have some days off. Try to make the most of it, unwind and share your spare time with your kids and husband (he is like another kid, isn’t he?) :- )
I like your kids’ picture; especially the mat you put on the floor so that Joshua could sit down comfortably and without getting dirty. Both of them look very quiet. I guess they behave very well.
Anne, I feel a tad upset with me. Most of the mistakes you remark are silly and I shouldn’t have made them. I didn’t use to have so many mistakes. However your corrections make me consider that I need to revise and practise more. Thank you for being so strict.
About the prepositions, I filled in the blanks.
1) Round the corner of my house (I cannot find any other suitable preposition)
2) Talk trough the phone (is it wrong to say “talk by phone”?)
3) I’m on the balcony
4) I take the bus at/on the corner of my house
5) He helped me to attach these pictures
Now, the readers answers
Ana Paula, I’m glad you liked B.A.
Vlad, here in B.A. is very common to have a 1 hour journey to get to the office too. There’s a lot of traffic jam due to the high increase in the number of cars. I reckon I’m lucky to work near my house and I value it a lot.
Leila, thank you for your comment. You are always welcomed.
Mercè, as I mentioned in a previous blog, I’m an accountant. I think that the equivalent in Spain is “Administration graduate”. I prepare our clients taxes, salaries, social charges and other legal requirements.
Hyoshil, thank you for telling me where Lincoln is. However I didn’t hear anything about the earthquake.
Tanya, I’m pleased to read that you liked B.A. It’s a modern city and we have an important theatre (“The Colon Theatre”). Many important dancers come to dance there.
Anwar, If I were you I would come to B.A. in Spring. November is the best month because it’s neither too hot nor windy.
Erika, actually we have plenty of parks, but the air is polluted as any other city air is. However we are lucky because at night the wind from the west sweeps the dirty air off.
Ernesto, unlike you, I never wanted to grow up.
Well, I’ll close for now.
Annie, hope your dish will be a success.
Have all of you a nice and relaxing weekend.
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