Monday, June 23, 2008

Scones

Quiero escribir una serie sobre cosas que me gustan y cosas que no me gustan de Inglaterra. Hay bastantes de las dos (más cosas que no me gustan) pero mejor empiezo con una nota positiva. Me ENCANTA la hora del té y más si viene acompañada de scones.

Me gusta tanto que decidí que tenía que aprender a hacer scones antes de que se me acabe el tiempo aqui (y ya casi se me acaba!!!). Hay un lugar que se llama The Rose en Oxford que tiene los mejores scones que he probado. Soy ADICTA!!!! Entonces intenté hacerlos como se hacen ahi, con una receta que encontré en el blog de midlifemama.

La receta la copié y la pegué a continuación. Lo único que recomiendo es que no le echen tanta sal como dice esta receta. Solo los he hecho una vez, entonces no he calculado la cantidad de sal, pero sí me superion salados. Lo otro que no hice fue aplanar la masa y cortar pedazos como dice la receta. Me dio flogera, entonces hice bolas y las aplané un poco.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...............................




Proper English Scones

Ingredients:

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 tbl baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 cup granulated sugar (same as 3 tbl, if you don't have a 1/8 cup measure)

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

3/4 cup milk

1 egg for the egg wash

Preheat the oven to 350; spray a cookie sheet or put baking parchment or silpat on it.

Put the dry ingredients into your food processor or into a big bowl. Cut the butter into small cubes, then mix it into the dry ingredients with a pastry fork, two knives, or even your fingers (the Rose prefers this method), or pulse the processor until the butter is in pea-sized bits. Add in the milk, either (again) pulsing quickly in the processor until the dough begins to come together, or stirring it in by hand.

Scatter some flour on your (clean) counter or a board and dump the crumbly, not-really-doughy dough out onto it. Pat or roll the dough into some semblance of a circle about an inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter (or my trusty green chili can) cut into circles. Bring the scraps together and pat them out again to cut a few more circles; you should end up with about twelve.

Place the scones on the prepared pan. Beat the egg gently and brush some egg on the top of each scone. Or, don't. They will still taste fine but they will not be as glossy when they come out. Bake for about 20 minutes, until palely golden.

You could use cream instead of milk, but I've made these successfully with 1% milk, even, so don't sweat it.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Les gustan las boobies?

Voy a correr una carrera para Cancer Research UK. La idea de estas carreras es que los participantes consigan personas que hagan generosas donaciones. En este caso la causa es el cancer de mama. Yo dije que juntaría 150 libras (3000 pesotes) y para ello necesito su ayuda. Vayan a:

www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/rebecadebuen

Todas las personas a quienes les gustan los pechos tienen que hacer algo por salvarlos!!!!!!!! Piensen en un mundo con menos boobies!!!!!! Sería una tragedia. Como dijo una amiga mía:

"salvemos la segunda base!!"

Y bueno, si no es una donación $$$$$$$$ pueden cuidar su salud (mujeres no olviden revisarse e ir al Dr) y transmitir este mensaje!

Gracias!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The art of falling in love (Harriet Swain)

Esta nota es del Guardian, me la recomendó una amiga. Amigos de la facultad, noten las letras que resalté en rojo!

Falling in love is one of the main perks of being a student. Never again are you likely to find such a wide selection of potential mates all in one place, or spend so much time gazing into each other's textbooks.

First though, there are a few people you must try not to fall in love with. These include: your best friend's ex, your flatmate, your flatmate's ex, your personal tutor, your tutor's spouse, the university chaplain.

It takes between 90 seconds and four minutes to decide if you fancy someone. In fact, according to research by psychologist Arthur Arun, if you spend half an hour sharing intimate details of your lives with a complete stranger and then four minutes staring deeply into their eyes, it is possible to fancy almost anyone. See the above list of lovers-to-avoid, and avert your gaze.

Only 7% of feeling attracted to someone has anything to do with what they say. This may be reassuring if you find every time you meet the object of your affections you talk complete gibberish.

Once you fall in love, it is a good idea to make sure the other person falls in love with you. Why not suggest bungee jumping as the first date? No, really. It has been proved that people easily confuse sexual arousal with downright terror. They will think they are madly in love when in fact they are worried about smashing their head on a large rock.

Alternatively, you could try cooking a candlelit dinner. Candles make your pupils dilate, which is another sign of arousal. Do make sure you can cook, though, as people are unlikely to confuse food poisoning with love.

If your date offers to cook for you, say how delicious it all was. Compliments make people feel good about themselves and more inclined to feel good about you. Then fill up their glass, and look deeply into their eyes. Again.

Writing poetry is nice, unless your beloved is studying English literature, in which case you'll be facing strong competition from the likes of William Shakespeare and John Donne. Unfortunately for scientists, equations are rarely an acceptable alternative.

Once you love each other, you are likely to start mirroring each other's movements, such as not turning up to lectures early in the morning. You may also start talking constantly about your lover, and snogging on the sofa while your flatmates are trying to watch telly. This will make you intensely annoying to everyone else, but you probably won't even notice. In any case, you can't help it. Scientists have shown falling in love is like a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, without the constant housework.

Meanwhile, if you've not managed to stare at a stranger long enough to clinch a date by Valentine's Day, don't despair. You can always mirror your professors and fall in love with your subject.



(The Guardian)

Friday, April 11, 2008

If I had an oscar I would do what George Clooney does with his:

"I keep it back over a fireplace in my house," he said. "When my friends come over, I make them pick it up and we take photographs of them giving an acceptance speech."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Free Hugs



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"god bless evolution"

I think thats one of the funniest lines I have ever heard.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Feliz año




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