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Archive for January 2014

Prepping and Eating Trout..

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Posted a couple videos about cleaning out the trout (if not all fish) guts. Do this as quick as possible to preserve freshness. In Molinopampa, they like to cut from the back.

Then just coat with flour and some salt and throw in a hot frying pan full of oil. Other good prep tips can be found HERE.

Eating is pretty self explanatory..


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January 27, 2014 at 4:26 am

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Starting to think that Latin America is sent many of the mis-designed Chinese toys..

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Take a look at the labeling on these toy boxes; it’s in English, but wording doesn’t make sense at times.  Toys and dolls still probably work fine, but I think you might only be able to find these products down in South America.  Still trying to find the pregnant barbie around here, a must for any toddler.

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January 19, 2014 at 3:18 am

Happy Birthday Once Again to Andrea..

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One of the biggest fears of a husband (apart from terminal disease) is the backlash after getting a birthday wrong, and fortunately it seems this year went well for my beautiful wife.  We had ceviche, plenty of cake, homemade pizza, saturday night mass and town party, time to let Andrea rest, and plenty of gifts.  Good special day and we thank you for any special wishes cast this way.  Here are some pictures of Andrea holding things and smiling..

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January 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

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Regional Government Trout Farm..

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Prepping fish for a repopulation project in 5 or 6 different rivers around Amazonas, interesting place with interesting staff.  Plenty of tasty trout.

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January 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Smooth Sailing into the New Year..

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And our last year here doing the good work in northern Peru for ourselves and the US government.  Nonetheless, much like welcoming in of the new year last year, which you can read about HERE; the town was filled with scarecrows (or dolls, effigies) to burn at midnight at the street corners, little bit more panaton and hot chocolate, party in the municipal auditorium until dawn, and Yunsa cutting down on New Years Day.  Unlike last year, this year Andrea and I served as one of the Majordomos or hosts and put on a chicken dinner on the eve of New Years, helped collaborate to pay for the band for two days, picked up boto (or gift items) for the new Majordomos of this year, and did a ton of serving chicha and cocktail on the streets.  Good times, ready to get back to normal.

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January 5, 2014 at 3:52 am