Showing posts with label Spanish Harlem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spanish Harlem. Show all posts

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Guava Pastries: Pastelitos de Guayaba

I have fond memories of my grandfather's love of Guayaba (Guava paste) and sometimes whenever I treat myself to sweets from the Puerto Rican bakery on East 116th Street, one of my favorite things to get is a Pastelito de Guayaba.

Recently, I remembered this treat from the past and came across this nifty do-it-yourself cheat version of the recipe. Please note it's high in sugar content and not a healthy treat by any means but sweet pastries rarely are...

That being said, I would go ahead and use more guava paste than used in the video because in the real thing the guava layer literally flows out of the pastry when done. It looks like they went a little sparse there.



Ingredients needed: 
Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets
Guava Paste(Pasta de Guayaba)
Confectioners Sugar

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stuff I'm Totally Sweating

I was lucky enough to finally get my hands on a copy of The Strain: Book One of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (my review copy never came for some reason) and I read it in two days flat. It was a great read, the kind you don't want to end - I cannot wait for Book Two. I finished it right before the meteor shower, which made me a little creeped out - but you'll understand once you finished.

I was delighted to find how much of New York is covered in the action-packed book - from Spanish Harlem to Ground Zero - The Strain is a tour de force.


You can visit www.thestraintrilogy.com for more information.

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I recently bought Sally Hansen Cooling Foot Spray because a long time ago I fell for the sensation of cool tingly feet after trying my best friend's Kiss My Face peppermint foot cream.

This spray has multi vitamins and Tea Tree Oil and smells delightful. It's not only refreshing and antiseptic but also repels mosquitos. I've taken to spraying it all over my legs, especially on a sweltering day like today (it's 92 degrees today in NYC) but be warned it might sting a bit if you are freshly shaved.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sounds of El Barrio

Some cool music for your listening pleasure:

My brother's band: Atabey


Dose: DoseOnFire

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bookstores in Spanish Harlem

I think the picture says it all, doesn't it?



I made it using the new app that Indiebound launched, which lets you locate your nearest indie bookstore via Google maps. There are no large retail booksellers in that area either.
 
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