Did you hear that Dominican Republic won the World Baseball Classic? No?
OK, good, let me brag about it.
Baseball is the sport in the Dominican Republic. Not to say that other sports are not played and followed; they are. Basketball, volleybal and others have good following and loyal fanatics, but baseball rules king. As a comparison, winning the WBC is nearly as important to us as winning the World Cup is to football/soccer fans.
This smoked salmon and avocado mayo canape it’s a lot like our family.
I know that a great deal of our readers belong to bicultural or multicultural families. And anyone of them could tell you that this is not always an easy life, but it’s never boring.
A successful multicultural family almost certainly require people with open minds, willing to learn, to adapt, willing to question their own assumptions on many a thing. And dinner time is always an adventure.
Like every year since I moved to Puntacana, I have been photographing the carnival, now in its 6th incarnation (we missed the first as we were out of the country).
While this parade is not as large as the one in Santo Domingo, its compact size means that we get to see the best troupes in the carnival, plus local participants and the kids and teachers from our school.
Wanna hear what I did this weekend?
I worked 16 hours a day for 3 days, I squeezed the work of a week in those hours. It doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but trust me, I loved it. If you do what you love for a living, you’ll be on vacation all your life.
I am very excited about the result, so let me tell you more…
Two years ago I asked my readers a question: “Do we really do this?”. The full question was “do we Dominicans really use sopitas (bouillon cubes) so much?”. The question came after a discussion with some online friends on the subject. Coming from a family in which cooking with natural ingredients was the norm, I rarely ever use industrial seasonings in my home and in the recipes I write both for our blog and for my clients.