I walked out of my home this morning and thought, “Goodness, it’s warm today! Maybe I have on too many clothes. Should I take off my hat?” I definitely wouldn’t have had such thoughts in Alabama on when the temperature was 47F. 🙂
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
My host mom loves to try out different treats on me. When she brought these out she said “these are cookies made with corn flour.” Biscuits de Porumb (beess-cu-eats day pour-oomb”*) just means cookies from corn. I was curious to try them, and I like them very much. In my head I call them “cornbread cookies” because they taste kind of like sweet (Jiffy) cornbread only even sweeter, with a denser texture, almost like butter cookies.
P.S. Yeah, I know it’s Saturday. Life happens. Deal. 🙂
Look at this beautiful cake! Are you as surprised as I am to learn that it’s made of meat? Liver, no less (one of the few foods I really don’t like). But prepared this way, it’s really good! Additional ingredients include sauteed onions and carrots, and mayonnaise. Peace Corps encourages us to always say “yes” to new experiences, and this time I’m really glad I did. Tortă de ficat de pui (“tor-tuh day fee-caht day poo-ee”*) is delicious!
This summer is a very busy time, as we PCTs (Peace Corps Trainees) strive to ingest the tremendous flow of (neccesary, but overwhelming) information. I have several great ideas that will become thoughtful blog posts whenever I find the time. Thanks for your patience! 🙂
Mulțumesc (moolt-soo-mesk) means “Thank You”. Today I am thankful for my wonderful teachers and trainers, and also for the GORGEOUS roses at the school where I study each day.