Another post…finally!

14 Nov

Ahhhhhh….so busy here!  Although I didn’t want to wait this long to put up another post, life has been a little crazed.  My mom’s surgery brought me back to NY for a week (she’s doing great!!!).  I stepped on my laptop and cracked the screen (ouch).  Samba ate our first set of germinating seeds.  It’s been raining cats & dogs for days!  Etc, etc.  Living here is all about being flexible and having patience.  Things take more time.  Often things don’t go as planned or expected.  But just as many times as something unexpected has thwarted our well meaning plans, something unexpectedly great has happened too…usually in form of human kindness. 🙂

Well, power outages have made it take twice as long to edit the sancocho video I’ve been working on the last few weeks..but I’m happy to say it’s finally it’s finished!

For those who don’t know sancocho is a traditional Latin American soup that is made a little differently in each country.   Here in Dominican Republic people tend to make it with chicken, beef, and/or pork, along with a mile-long list of veggies with a handful of  fresh herbs & seasonings.  It is traditionally served with a small serving of white rice.  My mother-in-law Taty was kind enough to share with us her recipe in this video.  I hope you enjoy it.  It is truly delicious, or as a Dominican would say “Muy rico!” Mmmmmm….

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More posts on the way featuring:

germinating seeds, seeking help with poorly drained soil, how to make tostones, a trip to the capitol, goat, and batidas!!!!

hasta luego!

xoxo A

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2 Responses to “Another post…finally!”

  1. Bobbie November 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Annie, will you be making the sancocho next time? Looks like a lot of work. Don’t they have ham sandwiches?
    Will be down in Cabrera Jan. 21 thru Jan. 29. Is that far from you? Would love for you and Renzo to come and visit and will even have an extra room if you want to stay.
    Sorry I missed you when you were in NY.
    Sounds like you’re picking up the language. I always wanted to visit a Spanish speaking country so I could learn too.
    Take care and hope we can meet up. Love Bobbie

  2. dominicanroots November 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Hey Bobbie!

    I haven’t made the sancocho on my own yet, but I have made a soup called “sopa boba” which means “fool’s soup”.
    It’s vegetarian and it’s supposed to be like a trick on your guests that they’re eating soup with no meat. LOL
    Renzo and I also made tostones the other night and I’m currently editing the video to put up on the blog. They were
    really delicious! Cabrera isn’t very close, but also isn’t very far. I think it’s about 2-3 hours away. Thank you so
    much for your offer to stay with you, that sounds fantastic I’ll talk to Renzo and see if we can work out a way to come!
    I’m sure you’re going to love your stay!

    xoxo Annie

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