Friday, October 17, 2008


During my time in Seattle and Orcas i delved a bit into the world of Espresso. (what better place then Seattle?) I got a glimpse of the potential there is in this drink if it is prepared with care and some elusive artistic science. However after three weeks of research and practice on my father’s espresso machine i think i may be more befuddled then i am barista, but it tasted good along the way….. enjoy.

The espresso station in my dad’s kitchen

My first latte

Pulling a shot

“Espresso con panna” or espresso with whipped cream. Very delicious!

First macchiato

Another macchiato attempt

Cafe mocha

First attempt at pouring latte art (with old coffee)

Another attempt at latte art

Now the pros: A to go latte from Herkimer cafe in Seattle, note the rich caramel color and very fine milk texture. :)

posted by Justin at 12:28 pm  

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fall Island time

Some photos from extended trip visiting my family in the Northwest. Including a few photos of the nearly completed earth (cob) oven my father and i built together.

more photos of the earth oven can be seen here

posted by Justin at 11:47 am  

Saturday, May 17, 2008

10,000 days

Orcas Island, Washington

more photos here

posted by Justin at 6:08 pm  

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

La comida

And now the moment you have all been waiting for…… the food.

Breakfast and my first cup of Nescafe

A ball of plantain, stuffed with cheese and then fried

A typical Al muerzo (lunch) 1st and 2nd courses respectively – cost = $1.50

Another Al muerzo, Fried fish, rice, and beet salad

Shrimp ceviche with tree tomato juice

An Euadorian version of fish and chips

At home. Arepas with tuna and avocato

Fanesa. A special soup eaten only during holy week. It is made with 12 gains ment to symbolize…..something or other

Delicious fruit salad with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. In the back a plantain empanada with rice and tuna

candied figs and fresh cheese

A fruit vender during holy week

A meat vender

Food venders at the park near my APT.

posted by Justin at 2:22 pm  
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