Saturday, February 14, 2015

How to Use Google to Search Blogs and Web Sites

Many blogs have a list of Categories which gives the title of past blogs. Many blogs do not have this feature. Imagine that you remember a blog about fountain pens on Musings. How to find it.
Go to Google and enter fountain
I tried this and it works like a charm. You can use this technique for any website.
Don't forget the follow the blog or website with a colon.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Shopping in Valparaíso

Valparaíso has regular supermarkets but many locals shop at small shops. Here are photos of the vegetable stands, butcher shop, bakery, fish stall, pastry shop, cheese/yogurt, and  eggs and dried beans.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chorrillana at Bar Victoria

One of Chile's famous culinary dishes is called Chorilliana. It's prepared in a variety of ways but it basically consists of a plate of french fries, covered with strips of beef, slices of sausage, fried onions, and topped with a fried egg or two. Three of us just managed to eat one chorrillana grande.
The chorilliana is best with a large glass of beer. In our case, it was Austral Calafate Ale. This beer is made in Patagonia by Austral Brewing which has been in business since 1896. Austral Calafate is especially interesting because it's combined with an exotic fruit to give it an interesting aroma and taste in addition to having an intense amber color. The fruit is the calafate berry which looks much like a blueberry. It's scientific name is Berberis heterophylla.