The 3rd house in astrology is associated with writing, conversation, personal thoughts, day-to-day things, siblings and neighbors.
Monday, June 21, 2004
Kicking myself for buying these the other night...
Today Maddy and I and our amigas
It was a beautiful day – sunny, 70s and dry – so we spent much of the time sitting out on the deck tomando el sol while the filling simmered in the kitchen. I was having one of those days when it was hard enough for me to think clearly in English, so I struggled with speaking Spanish. I also couldn’t come near to the beautiful job Adriana did in adding the final twists around the edges of the empanadas – hers were just perfectly rolled while my empanadas kinda looked like mini dinosaurs with ridges sticking up along the spine. At any rate, they all tasted delicioso!
I also learned that salpicar means to splash (Sandra was splashing water to cool us off on the deck), which explains the name of the dish salpicon that I've seen on tapas bar menus. Salpicon is kind of a tossed (or splashed or sprinkled I suppose) beef salad (or usually beef anyway). Here's one version, though there are countless others.