Monday, December 31, 2012

This blog....

New day, new year.
AH, I have been slacking hardcore when it comes to blogging. But, its almost the new year, and that means new focus, fresh slate, yatta yatta right? SO, heres to a new year in which I blog, like almost everyday. Ok, enough procrastinating, GO!

(ps, this is a picture of the sunset the other day. So beautiful!)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Something I Love:

I have been singing this all day today.

The Little Things

It the little things that really count.
 I mean really really count. I spend alot of time here watching, and looking, and it is always little details that are thrilling, and inspiring! I recently started a journal just for recording eccentric things that I notice, and it has proved to be soo inspiring! Here are some little things that make life so sweet:
 Letters from my sister.
 A Man with a pink spotted shirt and a blue bowtie in a small Argentine country town.
 Learning to make Mate.
 Spending all day at the Park. 
 Things viewed from a bus window.... 
 A small child laying on the floor of an apartment bulding's lobby. His mother smiling down at him.
 A man, 4 floors up, lowering a key on a string to a woman at the entrance to the building. 
 That kind of eye shrug people do. 
 Funny misunderstandings.
 Accidental(bilingual) double entendres.

I wish I could photograph all of these, but I am no where near quick enough. 
Here are some photos of everyday sweetnesses:

fresh almonds
and walnuts
homeade icecream at 4:30 in the morning
this dog sol
homeade bread 
 Life is so sweet. It's nice to reflect on it now and again.

Love, Lily

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Gosh, Argentina is treating me so well!

Its been 5 days since I landed in Buenos Aires, and I am already so in love with Argentina! After landing, my friends here picked me up from the airport, and we drove to Rosario, our city. The car ride was 3 hours long, and I slept most of the way :P But, what I was awake for was beautiful! The countryside is lush, and green green here!

Unfortunately, I forgot to charge my camera before I left Tulsa, so I have no photos of the first couple of days.....haha Oh well!

At Bere's house, we chilled for a little while, and then made dinner. Zuni taught me how to make Pollo de la Casuela, a delicious layered chicken dish that you make in a large saucepan on the stovetop. Its sort of like an italian-influenced chicken pot roast.....A super comfort food!
Pollo de la Casuela
  • About 2 pounds of Chicken (preferably dark meat, skinned but left on the bone)
  • 2 Onions, thickly sliced
  • 4 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper, thickly sliced
  • 5 medium russet potatoes, peeled, and cut into more or less bite sized pieces
  • 3 tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 5 medium cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • olive oil
  • tomatoe paste
  • salt
  • about 2tsps dried oregano
  • 1 cup water
First, lightly coat the surface of the saucepan in olive oil, next, layer in ingredients, startin with the carrots. Next, place the chicken ontop of the carrots, and rub them with some salt, oregano and the garlic. On top, layer the remaining ingredients in the following order: onion, bell pepper, tomato, pinch of salt, pinch of oregano, potatoes, salt, oregano. Next, mix the cup of water with 2tbs of tomato paste, and pour on top of the potatoes. Finish with one last layer of salt(be generous), and oregano. 

Cover. Next, heat the mix on the stovetop over medium until the water begins to boil. Shake the pan every-once-in-a-while to make sure ingredients don't stick. Once the water has begun to boil, turn the fire down to a simmer, and cook until potatoes are soft, but not mushy.

Turn the whole pot out onto a serving plate(will be pretty juicy, cuida!) and enjoy! This is really good accompanied with a nice crispy bagguette, and good company. Yum!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

This week, I'm preparing for my trip!
I'm doing some last minute shopping, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my family. <3

Yesterday, my sister and I went longboarding with our dad. Super Fun!

I really like longboarding! Lucy, Dad and I discovered this location, and now its our secret boarding place:) After skating for a couple of hours, we all got in the car, and drove down to the food truck festival. I loove food trucks, and there were some pretty cool trucks at the festival. Its inspiring! My favorite one was the Vietnamese Sandwich truck, oh soooo delicious! Their kimchi fries are the bomb.

I didn't take any pictures of the food, I was to busy eating ;)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Something I Love


mmmm, my first post. This blog is about my life, travels, and things that I love. I am very excited to be beginning this, and I hope that you all enjoy reading <3

Now, plans. Very soon((9days!!!)) I will travel to Argentina,where I will be for 3 months. I will be cooking, eating, and dancing, and I hope to learn a ton, and meet wonderful people. I plan on taking lots of pictures, and learning how to make Argentine food, especially pastas!

This is the beginning of my blog, and of my record of recipes, pictures, and good things. Enjoy! 

Love Lily