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ORGULLOSADESERCUBANA
Miami, Florida. Originally from El Cerro, Habana, Cuba
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I found you by searching about things Cuban on the Internet. I think it has been about five years now. And I kept asking (more like bugging) for you to put together a cookbook so when you did I was in eating heaven! I still use it at least once a week. You turned me into the flan cake queen at my office :-). Thank you for over sharing, especially about wonderful Luza. And what can I say about your kids?! I love it when they hijack your blog. Kikita has me doing Taka Taka sounds every afternoon at 3:05. and someone who shares my crush on Desi is alright in my book!!!! *sigh*
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If I was a chef, I would be famous for my friend Marta's flan cake recipe! Maria
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Havana (El Cerro), Sept 8, 1961 (Dia de la Caridad del Cobre), sadly Yes.
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Kikita, you need to warn us to get a tissue before we read your post. My co-workers are not believing my "it's alergies" story any more. For someone your age, you are very wise. I had my heart in a knot reading your words and I felt like I was there experiencing everything firsthand. Thank you for sharing, I'm sure this post was hard to write as it made you re-live everything all over again.
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What an experience!!!! Congrats on your great adventure. Can't wait to hear more.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!! Marti, may you and your wonderful family have a fantastic noche buena and an even better Christmas day. I always remember that JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.
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Definately cafe con leche is the nectar of the gods...neck to neck with a very nice dark hot chocolate. I make myself one every morning as soon as I wake up. Only evaporated milk goes in mine and I use one of those milk frothy things they gave you to give it just the right amount of froth. I brew my cuban coffee and actually "beat" the sugar with a spoon with the first drops of cafe in a measuring cup so I can get a nice medium brown froth on the coffee. When the coffee and the evaporated milk come together....breathtaking! And then I just sip away, slowly savoring every drop. The good thing about it is that I know that an hour later, I repeat the same ritual at the office and enjoy a second cup, or maybe a few more.
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Marta, I was also one of those children back in 1961. I had arrived with my mom and sister in September as my father was not allowed to board the plane with us. My mom had told us that since we were new in Miami, that Santa might not have our address and we might not get anything for Christmas. She was struggling just to get food on the table for us and I'm sure she did not want us to be disappointed. A Good Samaritan by the name of Mrs. Davis came around the building we lived at and handed out bags to all the mothers for their kids for Christmas morning. She had spent many years in Cuba living in Varadero and she felt a deep connection to all of us. Christmas morning, I was so surprised to find the gift bag at the bottom of my bed that I started shouting to my mom "Santa found me". Inside I found a red mug in the shape of a cowboy boot, a matching bowl, crayons and coloring book. I thought it was the most wonderful gift I had ever seen. And guess what, I still have that mug and I drink my cafe con leche in it every morning. I always remember Mrs. Davis in my daily prayers and that mug reminds me what a great Country this is and how grateful I am for everything it has given me. It's nice to know that Good Samaritans still exist. Maria
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Happy Birthday Lucy! May you have a wonderful celebration surrounded by your family and friends.
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Yes, can you fax me some of those pancakes...they look amazing and I love crispy bacon. I was late getting up today so it was cafe con leche and cuban bread toast for me only. I think I am going to get a huge cuban sandwich for lunch to make up for it.
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I call my mom and dad, mami and papi. My daughter calls me mom, moooommmmmy when she wants something, and MOTHER, when she is upset!
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Marta, I've been reading your blog since almost the beginning and I've tried all your recipes. I started reading the Cuban blogs to help me get back to my roots. When I read your blog I find that your family is not that much different than mine. I laugh out loud quite often when I read your blog because your story reminds me of an incident that happened in my family or of a family member. I am from El Cerro, Habana,Cuba and I still remember my address: Clavel 214 e/n San Pablo y Auditor and my phone number 79-20-65. It's been almost 48 years, but my mother made me memorize it as a small child and it is still engraved in my brain! Your blog makes me feel like I am part of your family also. Keep up the writing and glad to see that you are feeling better.
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Yema, of course! I also like some of the newer types that are smooth, creamy chocolate. I already had some for Thanksgiving and I stocked up this weekend for Nochebuena. If I don't have turron on Nochebuena, it just does not feel right.
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Congratulations Marta! I love your blog and you know I've tried all your recipes...The cookbook is always sitting on my kitchen counter and I'm just waiting for volume 2!!! I also congratulate you on your wonderful family, I'm sure they are your inspiration. Keep blogging!...and cooking.
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Happy Birthday Marta! It was great to meet you at Cuba Nostalgia along with your kids. Have a wonderful celebration. Maria P.
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