Tortilla Española by Mercedes Fernandez

In this digital world, meeting a bunch of people from all around the world is easy. There is no need of travel and pay thousand of dollars for plane tickets and hotel accommodations to meet and experience people and cultures with different backgrounds. All you need is to browse and click then you have it on your home. Thanks to these websites and apps that made these things happened. Sounds easy, but if you are a cool person it is just like that. 

I am always a fan of food, I eat everything, anything, something name it, at least I will try them once. I am into this popular travel/nomad website (has anyone never heard about couchsurfing?) So, I came up to this idea on making it more work for me by inviting more travellers to my home and cook their local cuisines to share with me and friends (not mandatory but they better!).

Brilliant idea isn't it? It is like a chef coming to your place and cook for you. But of course, its not just about that you do it because you want to know the person and hear their stories. I also believe that the closest you get to know the person is through the food he/she eats. Food relates to culture and backgrounds and knowing the food on their table everyday are like knowing the person really is. Alright, enough of BS. I have to write all the stuff just for this content debut.

Here is a quick travel recipe from Spain by Mercedes Fernandez

TORTILLA ESPAÑOLA

INGREDIENTS:

1 Kg Potato (Peeled)
1 Big Onion (diced)
6 - 7 large Eggs
Salt
Vegetable Oil for frying
Ground Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

In a nonstick skillet (any skillet would do), heat the oil. While heating, slice the potatoes thinly (Circular). Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle it with salt, toss to distribute well.

When the oil is  hot, gently slip the potatoes and the onion into the oil. Fry the potatoes and onions.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, salt, and the pepper until it blended. Add the fried potatoes and onions and mix gently to combine with the egg..

Heat the skillet on medium temperature. Add the oil. Let the pan and oil get hot (so that the eggs do not stick), pour in the blended potato, onion and egg, spread it evenly. Cook for a minute and then lower the heat, cook until the eggs are completely set around the edges, Wait for 5 to 10 minutes. The tortilla should easily slips around in the pan when you give it a shake, 5 to 10. You may need to nudge the tortilla loose with spatula.

Set a plate that is at least as wide as the skillet (or use skillet cover if any). Cover the skillet with the plate and lift the skillet off the burner. Invert the skillet so the tortilla lands on the plate (it should fall). Set the skillet back on the heat and slide the tortilla back. Cook until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

Transfer the cooked Tortilla to a serving platter. Enjoy eating.

 

Geothermals at Yellowstone National Park

This is the biggest geothermal activities that I saw. The smell of sulfurs all around the place, the flakey particles with warm air make it an unfamiliar place. Oh! yes it smells like a poop.

Here are some of the Geothermal features that I captured during my visit to America's very fist national park.

I also captured some wildlife but I will post it with some of my unexpected animal encounters. Unluckily there are no Foxes, Coyotes and Bears during my visit. But It's ok it means there are reasons to come back.

Quickie at Glacier National Park

Who else went here during winter/spring season? Or, is there any other Pinoy been to this park aside from us on this weather? I am actually really curious about who else been here. We hate cold freezing weather. Well, who doesn't? This park is located in the western region of United States you actually can smell Canada here.

From Helena, We checked out from our hotel early and hit the road, This is the last park to visit on our epic Vegas to Seattle road trip. We are all really tired. I can sense that everyone wants the trip to end and dreaming the comfort of our own bed. I think the only thing that holding us together is that we are near Seattle and there is a Jollibee "Langhap Sarap " there! Oh my Jolly Spaghetti with Chicken and Extra Rice! and then we feel alive and remember that we are still on target and on track.

Driving for days across the capital cities and suburban areas of the United States is one of the best experience. I realized how big the country really is and how diverse it is as a whole. I learned that It does not just the tallest buildings and the state of the art architectures defines its beauty. It is also the gift from nature that make this country unique and blessed. Truly "God Bless America" is the perfect word.

We didn't spend much time in this park because most of the access roads are closed due to avalanche from last night. But I manage to snap some photos. Hope you guys like it.