Friday, August 29, 2014

A Todo o Nada!

"A Todo o Nada" is an Argentine gameshow that I find myself tuning in to quite often. While I don't watch that much Argentine TV here, this show just sucks me in...... probably due to the incredibly entertaining host, Guido Kaczka.

On Fridays, they have a special dog segment on the show where they have to conquer a certain obstacle in order to win, for example, a LED TV.

Last weekend, Tomas filled out the little online form and sent in a photo to enter Agatha. We never thought that they would contact us, or at least not for a really long time. Well, on Monday, we received a call from "A Todo o Nada" inviting us to come to the show on Friday night (tonight!) with Agatha. Initially, I wanted to say no. When exciting opportunities present themselves, I typically want to retract back into my shell, but I felt put on the spot, and just said yes. I also knew that if I didn't say yes, Tomas wasn't going to go by himself. So, we're going.

Agatha is super excited and has spent the entire week training!
Just kidding. Really, Agatha has spent the week lying in bed, eating and socializing at the dog kennel.
Just livin' the life, as usual.

I think it will be fun to see what obstacle is in store for Agatha and how she reacts!

I'm also super excited to be in such close proximity to Guido Kaczka.  :-D

Wish us luck!
Hope everyone has a a wonderful weekend! xx

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fringe Benefits


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Starting to see fringed pieces popping up all over for the coming season, and to say that I am obsessed is an understatement. ;-)

How do you feel about the fringe trend this season? 
Do you consider FRINGE to be a trend or a classic fashion staple?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chicken Katsu Curry

I first learned about Chicken Katsu Curry when I heard Benji & Judy talk about it on their vlog, itsJudysLife. I didn't know exactly what it was, but I knew that it would be something I liked. A mix of Japanese and Indian flavors = my personal heaven. I decided to search for video recipes on YouTube instead of written recipes in hopes that I would better understand what exactly is Chicken Katsu Curry. As it turns out, Chicken Katsu Curry is a Japanese curry which is a staple dish not only in Japan, but in Japanese restaurants all over the world. Where have I been?

I found this simple (in terms of cooking skill level) and informative recipe from Vah Chef. The recipe was very easy to follow, but I have to warn you, it requires quite a bit of kitchen ware---lots of plates, bowls, pots & pans were used, which meant quite a bit of clean-up, but honestly it was worth it. Knowing that, this is definitely more of a weekend meal, considering the preparation & clean-up time. I didn't follow all of the measurements exactly....I ended up adding a little more of most of the ingredients in the sauce because I like my meals saucy, and I wanted to make sure I had enough sauce. Nothing drives me more crazy than a meal that lacks sauce, dressing, condiments, etc. There ended up being enough sauce for both Tomas & myself, plus some extra, which we ended up eating with the leftover rice the next day.

The only problem I had with making this recipe was that when I went to cut my fried chicken cutlets, the breaded coating started falling off. I'm not sure if this was because of how I fried them, for how long I fried them, or due to my dull cutting knife. I should also mention that I substituted the panko bread crumbs with regular breadcrumbs since that is what I had in the house. Any ideas on why the fried coating would fall off of the chicken?

Either way, the taste was on point. How can I say the taste was "on point" if I've never had chicken katsu curry before? I don't know, but it's what I would imagine a good chicken katsu curry to taste like. The mix of a little bit of sweet (the honey), a little bit of salt (the soy sauce) and a little bit of spice (the curry) is the kind of flavor combination that is right up my alley, or even better, right up my "stairway to heaven."  I WILL be making this again, and probably very soon. ;-)

Have you ever tried Chicken Katsu Curry before? 
Do you prefer Indian or Japanese curry?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Feriado Soleado

We have been fortunate enough to have had an extremely mild winter in Buenos Aires----very few cold and/or rainy days. Today we got even luckier when not only was it a holiday, but it was also in the mid 70s (F) and sunny! Tomas and I decided to take the pups to the park, lay out, and drink some mate. :-D

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!