DELICIOUS PORK STEAKS
Hello Anne and everyone,
How are you doing? It’s Wednesday evening right now and we’ve just finished our dinner.
I cooked some delicious pork steaks with an English sauce (in Argentina we buy it by this name; it’s a mixture of wine vinegar, salt, black pepper, mango, black sugar, dried mushrooms, ginger and caramel), accompanied with carrots in caramel (you dice the carrots and fry them in a pan with butter or olive oil and sugar). I add more sugar to the English sauce but it depends on your taste.
Anne and readers this dish is not only delicious, but very easy, quick and economical as well.
I can’t believe it but I’m writing this blog without being sleepy. You’ll guess that I’m an early worm person. Can you believe that we have something in common Anne? My husband is a night owl person too.
How is Josh? I think that watching disturbing cartoons may affect him, especially if he watches TV at night because it’s the last thing he does. I personally can’t watch impressionable movies at night but Oscar loves them. Then I have nightmares and wake up in the middle of the night shouting. Poor Oscar, thanks God he has a strong heart.
I liked all of your photos. Your sister does look like a Princess in her red dress. At first I thought it was you. She looks like you, doesn’t she? But where were you Anne? Are you the one who is clapping the hands, on the right of the 5th picture? You look as if you were having a lot of fun.
By the way, Anne, I wanted to ask you how you call a shop that sells needles, threats, buttons, zippers, ribbons, etc. My mother used to run this type of shop.
Thank you for your advice on books. I’ll buy them at the end of the month.
I have to confess you something. When I read a book I’m so immerse in it that I’m very lazy to loop up in the dictionary for the words I come across for the first time. However, I can make out the meaning but then, if they don’t appear again and again I forget them. This is very bad in the process of learning more vocabulary, isn’t it? What do you recommend me to do?
ANSWERS TO THE PREVIOUS TWO BLOGS (they didn’t appear in time)
I’m glad all of you liked the pictures I attached.
Antonio, it’s a healthy custom to have dinner early as you have. About the shops, in Argentina is quite different because they close at 8:30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Supermarkets open every day from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm (on Sundays they close at midday).
Erika, we are not used to watching TV while eating otherwise we couldn’t chat. Thank you for your wishing me to take care of the cold weather.
Tanya, pesto is an Italian sauce and I thought the name was international. Sorry. Pesto is made by basil, olive oil, salt, pepper, grated cheese and nuts. You can buy it or you can make it at home. I’d rather prepare it than buy it.
I also like Ballet books, they are great. I heard neither of Haruki Murakami nor Stephen King.
Do you know why the “Women Bridge” is called like this?
It has to do with the names of all the streets of Madero Port (women names). Alberto González (president of East Madero Holding and ex Hilton Buenos Aires investor) wanted to pay tribute to the women labour in society.
The bridge was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who was specialist in this type of construction. Then Alberto González donated this bridge to Madero Port.
Ana Paula, tell me if you try the pasta recipe. Good luck!
Anwar, Lucky you! You visited a lot of countries. Come to Argentina, you are welcomed. I’ll attach more pictures on my next blogs. You translated the word accountant into Spanish but it’s not correct, sorry. “Contable” (as you said) is a person who works in an account department but hasn’t gone to the University so he/she doesn’t have any degree. “Contadora” is the Spanish translation of Accountant.
Irina, I’m explaining the “pesto sauce” in the answer given to Tanya. I’m sorry to hear that you have to travel 2 hours to get to the University. Do you travel by bus? Do you take only one means of transport?
Naheed, the very early dinner sounds strange to me. Sometimes I have tea at that time. However I find it very healthy. Do you go to sleep very early too?
Anna, in fact the pasta recipe is from Italy. We are very fond of Italian cuisine.
Silwal Kishor, welcome to the blog! I think that you have to reread what I wrote because you misunderstood a bit. I’m sure you’ll understand who I was addressing. Keep blogging!
Mercè, luckily I enjoy my work but sometimes I feel fed up with the constant changes of regulations that force us to read and keep updated everyday.
Hyoshil, thanks for asking about my family. They are OK. I totally agree with you when you say that we learn from our mistakes.
Michelle, I’m glad you liked my city. Port Madero is very clean. However, not all the places in Buenos Aires are so clean. People have to learn not to throw litter in the streets and, which is worst, to clean their dog mess.
I like my country but there are some things that I cannot stand. First of all, there are some dirty streets that force you to look down when walking in order not to put your foot on dog mess. Secondly, the public transport. It takes a long time to get to any place, buses and subways (the latter is quicker) are overcrowded. If you drive a car, then you are lucky if you find a place to park, if not, you have to pay a parking lot (which is very expensive). I’m very lucky to work 10 blocks from my house. However there is a plan to create more subways.
Pary, I also read the rainmaker. However I didn’t read Chamber. About the 7th picture, it’s the “Libertador Building” and it’s where the Army headquarters are.
Mahjabeen, your comment made me chuckle. Thank you for your compliments.
Well, I must close for now. As I’m not a “night owl” I’m going to sleep. It’s 11 pm and I’m really torn out.
Have a good day all of you :- )
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