Published March 17, 2013
Life , Uncategorized
Tags: Beer, receipe
Heading home in the morning and very reluctant to say goodbye to El Salvador! Expect lots of photography when I’ve had a chance to settle in and process :)
Until then though, I leave you with this lovely discovery. This is a Michelada.
Our lovely friends, Quique and Bertha-Alicia introduced us to this treat tonight. It’s tasty, spicy and utterly delightful :)
Here’s what about.com has to say about making one:
1 ice cold Mexican beer (dark is better)
coarse salt (for the rim)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1-2 dashes of hot chile sauce (such as Tabasco, Tapatio or Cholula)
1 dashes of soy sauce
1 dashes worchestshire sauce
beer mug or large glass (chilled if possible)
lime wedge for garnish
Salt the rim of the glass by wetting the edge with some of the lime juice then dipping it into a plate with salt on it. Now fill the glass about half way with ice and pour in the lime juice, chile sauce, soy sauce and worchestshire sauce. Mix with a spoon then slowly pour in the beer to the top of the glass. Push the lime wedge onto the edge and serve immediately.
Published March 15, 2013
Of much knitting. And sleeping. Oh, and I’ve taken up surfing (if riding a wave on your belly counts)
Published March 12, 2013
Travels , Uncategorized
Tags: El Salvador, travel
Just a quick note to show you this fabulous place :)
Tito and I have had a romantic tradition of going to the CNE every year, on a work night, and just walking around, shooting the rides, eating bad food and losing spectacularly at games.
This year I tried something a little different, just for fun:
Here’s how you get the effect – take multiple shots of each ride, like so:
Then you bring them all in to Photoshop. You want all the pictures to be different layers in the same file. You change the blend mode of each later to ‘darken’, and voila! I like how the drop ride now looks like a crazy caterpillar.
The results are very cool, I can’t wait to try it with more complex movements, like the erratic flight path of a bee, or one of those games where everyone is tossing rings at a row of bottles. I plan to have a lot of fun with this one! Of course, that’s not to say that I didn’t also do my favourite – long exposure shots.
I love the CNE, can’t wait for the airshow!
This weekend I have done nothing but have fun. Dearly needed, overdue, fun. Sunday was the icing on the funnel cake as a bunch of us spent a glorious day at Canada’s Wonderland.
A rainy morning combined with a long weekend resulted in a park that was practically deserted by normal standards. The skies opened up into a beautiful, clear blue and we never spent more than 5 minutes lined up for any ride. Score!
My diet went to hell, and I enjoyed every minute of a cheeseburger, fries, funnel cake and cotton candy. I shall redeem myself later, but no regrets.
All these photos were taken with the instagram application on my iPhone. It’s a great little app if you haven’t tried it – and however cynical I might be about a kitchy little photo app that lets you put filters and faux tilt-shift effects on your images…. well this one is addictive. I admit it.
Hope you all had an amazing long weekend!