The three speed needs a lot of work, but is still a blast to ride. Braking is somewhat limited and needs a serious upgrade from the single rear rim brakes, so I slowly single-speeded it 9.5 miles round trip from my house to downtown and back.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
I made Enchiladas (not pictured, 'cause they are boring compared to the other stuff that I made), Cafe de Olla (Mexican coffee) and Cochinos/Marranitos (Mexican piggy cookies, kinda like gingerbread).
Cochinos are a cookie made with molasses, vanilla and cinnamon. They have a consistency and similar taste to gingerbread men.
Cafe de Olla is coffee made by making a simple syrup of piloncillo/panela sugar and cinnamon, then adding coffee to it after it's boiled and melted. You turn off the heat and steep for about five minutes with a lid on your pot, strain and drink. Kind of like cowboy coffee, you end up with some grounds in it.
I made these more out of cultural respect and interest, unlike my younger self that would have just gotten stupid drunk on Happy Hour margaritas. I'm still making margaritas this afternoon, but they'll be more traditional, as well. :)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This guy crept right up on me when I was sketching the lake image. I got to watch him fish for perch a dozen feet away.