Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sometimes Cooking is a Challenge

I believe that: 
- humans tend to be creatures of habit.
- there is comfort and security reverting to the familiar.
- eating habits are a perfect example of an acquired taste.
- a lot of us are most comfortable eating what we grew up with.
- many gringo expats really miss some of the food we grew up with.
- there is a very good reason we are all familiar with the term 'comfort food'.

I know that:
- a lot of food and spice items are muled down here by friends, family, and even total strangers.
- it is no coincidence that the answer to the "is there anything we can bring you?" question is often something for the pantry.

- sometimes you really must adapt .......   'make do' even where your palate is concerned.

- we have not been able to find corn starch.
- we have had to make do with the following.
- it seems to work pretty much the same.

Look real close at the label.
Life is sweet,


  1. Clark, You got to love the translations. I love it when I read some of the menus that are translated to English.

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    1. Wow!
      That's so cool!
      That's like 4 years in a row.
      It's beginning to look like it's rigged.