Friday, January 21, 2011

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Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ceviche Night

One of the many things I love about living on an island or near the ocean is the access to fresh caught fish. On Monday my friend Yessie's husband went out fishing and caught some fish so he gave me and my husband some pieces of Wahoo (my favorite fish) and Mahi Mahi.

On Tuesday night I baked the Wahoo and it was delicious and yesterday I decided to make to Mahi Mahi in Ceviche. For those that don't know what Ceviche is all about, it's basically when you marinate the fish in lemon or lime enough time so it actually gets cooked by the citrus juices, then you add a few other things.

In case you are able to get a hold to some fresh caught fish here's a wonderful recipe to try.

You can use pretty much any type of fish and sea food (shrimp, octopus and even conch). The amount of time you leave the fish on the marinate depends of how fresh the fish is (if using octopus and conch because of the harder consistence you might need to use more time), it has to be at least 20 min which is what I left mine marinating for yesterday.


Fish (any amount that you'll like), yesterday I used about 2lbs.
Limes or Lemon juice to cover the fish once cut in cubes (from 6 to 10)
1 Red Onion
2 to 3 Sweet Potatoes

First you need to clean the fish, take our all of the bones (if it's got any) and cut it into little cubes.

 The put it on a non reactive container and use enough limes to cover the entire fish pieces with the juice and cover it. I used about 6 to 8 limes and also in case you don't have limes you can use lemons too.

Leave the fish cover by the juices at least 20min or until you can see that has changed to a whiter skin color.

Cut the red onion in thin feather cuts. Then you need to also "cook" the onion in salt, so put it on a thin strainer and dump enough salt on it to cover it, with your hands stir the onion for about a minute until the salt start dissolving and the onion start releasing all of the acid and gas. Once the onion is pretty wet, then rinse with water to take the excess salt out of it, leave it in the strainer for a while to get all the water out of it.

Chop cilantro very fine.

Put the sweet potatoes to boil until soften, take them out of the pot and peel the skin off, then cut them in thick pieces to eat them with the ceviche.

Once the 20min (or however long you've left the fish marinating for) are over, mix the fish with the onions and cilantro. Add salt and hot sauce to taste, serve in small bowl and use the sweet potatoes are "chips" to eat the fish ceviche on top, enjoy!!!

Here's my end result, yummy!

BTW, yesterday was also "What's Cooking Wednesday" at This Life of Ours, so I am linking this recipe back to Trish, so go ahead, visit her blog if you'll like to find out what others are cooking, bon appetit!

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Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

new health gadget

It's here! My brand new health gadget has arrived and I am so looking forward to get some real relief with it.

(insert drum roll here!).... Behold my new TENS Unit and Muscle Stimulator System...

For those that have read my blog for a while, you probably remember all the problems I've had in the past with my arm (pinched nerve in my neck) and then later on my bulged disk on my lower back (did I mentioned I'm only turning 34 this year, wtf?)??? Anyway, my arm thing was supposed to be much better but I guess working on a gallery, hammering my way into the walls with all the art, crocheting my amigurumi and the rest of the daily stuff, the tension and pain has slowly make it a come back...

So, after months of paying to go get physio or a chiropractor, this time I decided to buy one of those little machines that stimulate your muscle while relieving pain, build, stimulate, rehabilitate, and reeducate muscle as well.

I mean what else can I ask for? I guess a new skeleton and muscle structure will be the next be thing, LOL!!!

I can't wait to go home tonight and get some real muscle stimulus ( but not the kind you dirty minded are thinking about, well maybe that one kind as well!!!)... Will keep you posted on my progress, looking forward to some real results.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Survival Kit

The other day I was thinking about what would be my "Ultimate Survival Kit"? If I was to be stranded anywhere I guess I would make it much better with the following items.

Duck Tape: if anything needs to stick together, use it. If something that is not supposed to move moves, duct tape is the way to go!


WD40: great little product. You can make gain mobility on anything that is supposed to move but it doesn't, if you need to fix a door that squeaks, well I guess even if you need to start a fire and your are stranded that would do the trick-although not sure about the smell and gases it releases- oh well, it's all about surviving, right?
Extra Tip: I use it around the gallery to take the scratches out of the Plexiglass on the paints.

Rope: very important and necesary for anything that you need to pull, tied together and even if you only use it for jumping and exercise!


A Sharpie: now the question is, how can anybody survive without one? I use it to write pretty much on ANY surface, paper, glass, a rock, plastic, anything... well, that's if you'll like to leave your epic last words for the word to enjoy!


Knife: to cut and protect yourself but without worrying about running out of ammunition.

Chocolate: Oh yeah! It's sweet, it gives you energy and it tastes sooooo good!

Water: well, everybody needs water, in fact without it I'm not sure I will survive very long...

So, what do you think about? What would your "ultimate survival kit" consists of??? Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hen night, sushi night, movie night...

Well, the title of today's post pretty much sums up my weekend.

On Friday we went out to celebrate my friend Jen last night as a single girl. First we had drinks at her place, then went to have some appetizer/dinner at a nice restaurant and finally off to some serious dancing, we had a great night!

from left: Shelley, Jill, Jen (the bride wearing gray), Emma (short hair), Jenni, Me, Tony and Art
We had what's called a "traditional Scottish/English hen night", our friend Emma who was the organizer put it all together, and since Jen is marrying Steve from the UK, it kind of worked out nicely. First she had to wear a veil all night that was decorated with UK and USA flags, also she had to wear a BIG "L" as if she is a "learner wife to be"...

Then Emma made for Jen (the bride to be), a flag from the home country of each one of the girls that were out celebrating with her that night, so we had: USA, Alabama State (that's where Jen's from), Scotland, Australia, England, Germany and Costa Rica! After we had each flag, the bride was supposed to find a man of each of the countries with the flags, give them a kiss and take a photo with them, that was really fun!!!

On Saturday Night we went to have some Sushi with a few friends, as our friend Art was celebrating the end of an employment and the beginning of another (after a couple of months vacation), we had a good time!

Then yesterday was an "all movie day", it's been a while since I've felt like watching Jurassic Park again, so I did during the day, then I baked a chocolate cake for my husband and at night we went on our 2nd Date Night of the year. We went to the movies and watched the "Green Hornet" in 3D, that was cool.

And that's the recap of my weekend, now it's back to work and hopefully this will be a busy and productive week, for me and everybody!!! Have a great week :)


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