Chocolate Amargo

February 15, 2008

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cool babywearing Peruvian mom who probably knows the Spanish word for blogWell I just spent the last ten minutes learning that there is no Spanish word for blog.

I was going to get all fancy and name this post “blogging for chocolate” in Espanol, but that’s a little hard to do when you:

  • 1) had about 15 minutes of Spanish class in 7th grade and
  • 2) there’s no word for it anyway!
  • Well, I’m sure the cool babywearing mom on the left would know how to say it. Maybe it’s something like “online journal” or “website diary” or something. And I found that picture at stock.xchng and have been waiting for just the right post to publish it in! Yea me. :)

And you know the best hot chocolate has a little cayenne pepper in it? Same for chili (served up with a little cocoa powder in it, that is).

  • But I don’t know the Spanish word for blog, so, this post is simply titled “plain chocolate”.

Here goes.

Show that inspired this post: Marie Ynami’s show with yours truly at Mommy Community

100 words: Marie was a sweetie and invited me to talk about my Ultimate 365 Salad Cookbook.

Which, incidentally, has at least 5 Mexican/Latin inspired dishes. Including Mexican Green Bean Salad. And Mexican Beef Salad. And Jicama Cole Slaw. And California Chicken Salad featuring tomatillo. Say it with me. TOE-MAAAHH-TEEEE-YO. And Mexican Pasta Salad. And other recipes featuring Spanish olives.

So, go buy it. Ahora!

Link to Moms Talk Radio


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3 Responses to “Chocolate Amargo”

  1. Ana on February 15th, 2008 8:04 am

    Hey Carrie, as a native Spanish speaker, I’ll make it easier for you. The way you say “blog” in Spanish is… wait for it … BLOG! Yep, same as in English. You’d actually turn it into a verb – blogear – and conjugate accordingly. So in order to say “blogging for chocolate” you’d say “blogeando para chocolate” (=blogging for chocolate) or “blogeo para chocolate” (I’m blogging for chocolate).
    My favorite hot chocolate – get some Chocolate Cortez bars (or equivalent brand of hard chocolate) from the Spanish section in your grocery store, grate one of them into milk you’re warming (not boiling) in a pan. Yum! I think the proportions are about 1 chocolate square per 3/4 cup of milk, adjust to taste.

  2. carrie on February 15th, 2008 8:22 am

    Wow Ana, thanks for that lesson AND the hot chocolate recipe too. :) I will look for those bars next time I’m at the grocery store.

  3. monica on February 16th, 2008 9:55 pm

    Hey Ana and Carrie,

    Yes, there’s a word for blog: “bitácora”, but everybody uses blog.
    Now, blogging???…it would be “bitacoreando” but that’s not a word and if you used that word, nobody would know what you’re talking about.

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