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Monday, March 4, 2013

Where do You Live?

EtsyMetal Blog Carnival question this month is: "Where Do You Live?"

I grew up in the city of Buenos Aires' suburbs in Argentina, South America, but moved to Southern California as a young adult.  After about 14 years of living in California, I moved back to Argentina. I now live in the country, about 2 miles from a small city/town called Navarro. I like the open space, the peace and quiet, the vast and endless horizon, the sunsets, my horses, and my garden. My surroundings and my lifestyle inspire me greatly and influence my work. 

I love to eat healthy and to entertain friends and family. I like cooking wholesome meals with homegrown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and milk.

One of the many preserves I make every summer. These are Figs. 
Zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and basil fresh from my garden
Summer squash, eggplant and string beans fresh from my vegetable garden
Lucas milking Emilia. We drink our milk raw, or make cheese, yoghurt, ricotta, dulce de leche, rice pudding, etc
Fresh homegrown real honey
Wisteria in bloom
Family cooking pasta!

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  1. So jealous of all your fresh food, Cynthia! It looks like an idyllic place!

  2. I love your photographic narrative!

  3. It seems a little like Italy, we also have a garden for fresh veggies mostly in the summer though. Love that you have a cow and horses, I use to ride too. btw, are you italian, you name is and your making pasta:-)

  4. Thank you for your comments! I have never visited Italy, and the last name is my husband's, but the people cooking the pasta are my sister's kids born and raised in Italy. They came to visit over the holidays. I had them cook pasta one night and pizza on another occasion. ;)

  5. So gorgeous! And yummy looking!

  6. Thank you, Erin! This blog usually ends up being mostly about food somehow.

  7. I need to put Argentina down on my bucket list. ;)

  8. Allright then! EtsyMetal meet-up in Argentina is NEXT! :)

  9. Your country life looks so wonderful and inspiring!!

  10. I love how you let the pictures tell the story of where you live- a blessed place indeed! Family, fresh food and love how nature and the animals are a big part of it. I hope to visit that part of the world someday. Thank you for sharing a view into your everyday life. : )

  11. i follow your blog and read every article. your article come with new thoughts



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