fried chicken & biscuits every Thursday during February & March at NOLA

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Hola, friends!

A quick note that during the month of February we’ll be slinging fried chicken every Thursday at Beer Night with Bröeders Artesanal.

Details-

3 pints of craft beer per person
fried chicken, biscuits, veg & gravy + pastry
9:30 every Thursday in Palermo Viejo (location given when reservation is confirmed)
250 pesos per person, cash only
capacity 28 people, both communal and private dining available
reservations only via email here or 15.5348.4509.

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2013 Recap

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In keeping up with last years recap of 2012, I am proudly presenting (a bit late) some highlights from 2013, my third full year abroad in Argentina.

Shall we start at the beginning?

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Summer juicin’ & Happy New Year!

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Hey guys!

Apologies for the hiatus.

Work has been busy the past couple of months and new projects are aligning which unfortunately means little energy or time for the blog. I will do my best to keep y’all up to date as we’ve got some interesting stuff in the works happening here in Buenos Aires!

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A healthy getaway at Puesto Viejo Polo Club

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A couple of weeks back I had my first estancia experience just outside of Buenos Aires at a place called Puesto Viejo Polo Club. A day hasn’t gone by where I haven’t dreamt about my next visit.

I will give you the story and loads of photos….

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NOLA breakfast sammie & cheesy grits

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I was in charge of the kitchen on my last trip back home to New Orleans.

This was the first for me as that’s generally Dad’s territory.

I did the shopping, prep, cooking, cleaning, todo.

Every time I went to the grocery I came back with crab meat, crawfish tales, shrimp, catfish, I just couldn’t get enough of the selection and low prices!

One day sister asked if I would make breakfast. She’s older. Intimidating at times. She just published a book. How could I say no?!!

I went all out.

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Summer Iced Mate

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I can’t seem to get a grip on things lately.

Shits off, y’all.

Supposedly Christmas is next week however there is zero Christmas spirit happening in Buenos Aires.

Christmas pool parties vs. ugly sweaters.

It’s so bizarre.

I haven’t seen a Christmas tree or heard any slay bells, that’s for sure.

More like power outages and sirens.

It’s been in the 90′s all week and I think the heat is getting to everyone, especially the men. They’re acting aggressively horny and it’s… definitely a turn off.

And these crazy mass robberies are happening around town. Large groups of people with poles & weapons breaking into stores and stealing merchandise and the cash box.

This happened in the past (supposedly 2002) and they targeted electronic and grocery stores.

This week most stores have their gates down and everyone seems to be on the defense. Police are all over the street (in Palermo).

The energy is weird and I’m not a fan.

Within 2 days our local chino got trashed, Ticol witnessed a car break-in and a friend’s Mom got a fake ‘We’ve kidnapped your son’ call.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BUENOS AIRES. WTF?!

To help cool things off (and myself) I’ve been preparing iced mate.

Ticol taught me and I can’t seem to stop.

It’s simple, refreshing and a bit of a stimulant.

Also a great way to stay hydrated, something our bodies (skin, brain, todo!) needs.

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Maracuya & Blueberry Pancakes

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Morning y’all.

Things got a bit crazy in the kitchen yesterday morning, thanks to a big batch of fresh blueberries.

Ya see, my BA godmother is a blueberry farmer and it’s harvest time.

She has a farm in Suipacha and she’s beyond generous. Her company is called Il Mirtilo (the blueberry in Italian) and it’s growing like crazy. You can find her and their tasty products at the Buenos Aires Market, Caminos y Sabores, Masticar, todo!
You can say they’re in the scene. She works hard and I totally look up to her in a powerful female kind of way!
Fresh blueberries on their own are dreamy and I assume we don’t need to get into the details of how good this super food is for you (considered one of the healthiest foods in the world!) but just in case check out this article here.

I like to eat them with oatmeal during the cold season and plain during the warm weather.

Also in the blender! I just brought my Vita Prep from the states (YES, I lugged that beast of a blender all the way from NOLA -> NYC -> BA) and I couldn’t be more glad.

I’m all about the blending of vegetables, herbs and fruits. Great way to give my body what it wants and deserves and a nice little booster for skin and overall awesomeness.

This recipe is nothing like that!

^_^

Sometimes a girl needs to misbehave.

Am I right, chicas?!

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Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie & Bourbon Sauce

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One of the most frequent questions we get at NOLA, ‘Is it hard to find ingredients for your dishes?’ and the answer is YES.

There is no crawfish. There are no reasonably priced fresh oysters. No andouille. No chilis! Ohhh the list could go on.

But instead of focusing on the negative let’s look at the positive.

Pecan pie.

That we can do in Buenos Aires. Possibly even better in Buenos Aires!

And it’s one of the easiest pastries you can make.

We’ve been experimenting at the restaurant with this recipe.

Sometimes we keep it classic and sometimes we add a touch of orange.

Lately I’ve been adding a tiny bit of dark chocolate and serving it with whipped cream or creme anglaise, both spiked with a bit of bourbon.

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