Monday, May 16, 2011


This is the first day I've dared take pictures with my mobile because the socket adapter bought in Toronto was a dud. First the plug was too large for the socket, then the prongs were too fat. The lady at reception at the hostel salamanca was kind enough to lend an adaptor for a while. There are better quality pictures on the actual camera, but it is much easier to share from the phone.

This is a beehive shaped structure - not sure what it is, but it was in a park along a railway.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lime Butter Infusion

After drying out the peels of various citrus fruits (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit) I wanted to capitalise on the oils left over in the pan. Hence the birth of a lime-infused butter. I melted about a tablespoon of butter in the pan and scraped it well to grab all of that citrus peel oil, and hopefully contain it in the butter. Popped an ice cube out of the ice cube tray, poured in the melted butter with a bit of lime zest for prettiness' sake, and put it back in the freezer. Voila, yummy lime butter that was great with french bread. The lime flavour came through well, though I'd make the lime zest smaller next time, or omit it.