Our courtyard with a barbecue
Mural across the street from my hosue
My street, Riquelme
Our patio, where we eat most meals, equipped with a big palm tree!
My window view from my 3rd floor room: church steeple, sunsets, and the Andes in the background
We have a big kitchen (although 14 people storing food can get complicated!), a big living room with a large new TV, a patio/courtyard with a barbecue, a peach tree, lime tree, and a little terrace where we can dry our clothes. It feels a bit like a big Berkeley co-op in an old Julia Morgan house!
I've been cooking a ton! Polenta, hummus, spring rolls with peanut sauce, hearty zucchini bread, and more!
Fresh fruit smoothies with all the cheap summer market produce!
Chicken coconut curry with zucchini, mushrooms, raisins, and fresh tomatoes
Mixing up granola bars with lots of coconut!
Last night we had a barbecue with lots of friends, drinks, and an unbelievable amount of meat. It seems that the norm at Chilean barbecues is that if you are a guest, you bring some meat to contribute to the grill. So, we had about 20 cuts of steak, ribs, or lines of sausages. My friends Oscar and Felipe made an awesome rub/marinade out of honey, vinegar, thyme, chimichurri, garlic, etc. We had a little Cumbia dance party as well!
My housemate Lorenzo in the kitchen
My pineapple upside down cake!
My French housemate Marie and Julie
Oscar y Felipe