July 2015 archive

Hot tamales.

I attempted to make duck tamales with left over corn husks, unfortunately they didn’t taste as good as the ones I used to eat in Mexico. Bulgarian corn flour is a mediocre replacement for Masa, I found it too dense.   

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I forgot to take a picture of the actual tamale, it looked great yet lacked the fluffiness of a real Mexican tamale.

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We are always having a good time!

Massive poolside shrimp party.

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Max.

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I made homemade cocktail sauce*, very exotic for the Russians.

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Sisters Diana & Margot.

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Russian vodka and caviar (sitting on a massive layer of butter). YES!

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We party like this every night.

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Fuzzy picture of my sweet neighbours Elizabeth and Max.

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Homemade cocktail sauce
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183 calories
45 g
0 g
1 g
5 g
0 g
258 g
2717 g
37 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
258g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2717mg
113%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 37g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
22%
Vitamin C
80%
Calcium
9%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Ketchup
  2. 1/2 cup Horseradish
  3. 3 shakes of Worcester sauce
  4. 2 shakes of Soy Sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix and serve!
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calories
183
fat
1g
protein
5g
carbs
45g
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Neptune / Gerber B.B.Q. party with our beautiful Neighbours!

Every year our building gets together and throws a large party for the kids. Both kids and adults alike dress up in costumes and perform a Neptune themed play. Next, they compete head to head in a silly swimming competition. After all the craziness, everyone dries off and returns to the parking lot for a huge B.B.Q. dance party. This year we partied until 2am!  

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The winners are announced.

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Fresh homemade dill pickles with cucumbers and sweet Bulgarian tomatoes.

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Serious grilling.

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My beautiful cat-sitters.

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Hero of the day, Matt with his air pump.

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Kamenitza beer at the kiddy table.

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The kids get to eat first. Smart!

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My neighbour Vitalina.

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Kid attack!

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Funniest person of all 4 Gerber buildings, the kids just love him.

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I want to learn Russian just so I can talk with her.

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OMG! Is that DJ Nick??? How did he get into our Gerber party?

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Russians don’t mess around with B.B.Q. parties; it’s pork, chicken, pickles, tomatoes and lots of booze. No desserts or stupid chip bowls, just meat and drinks.

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Our DJ got surprised by the 9pm sprinklers.

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Fuzzy picture of Denis. He grew almost 7 cm this year.

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Diana, always looking stylish.

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Dancing in the background!

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We are the strangest Canadians these people have ever met.

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Next year I will be the shortest person in the building.

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