Can I get you a cup of Colombian Coffee?

by Erica Dinho on April 24, 2013

Catching Up with Me {April 2013}

So, what’s happened since last month’s Catching Up with Me post? Well, if you missed my post about the Gorton’s recipe challenge results, I finished in second place! Thanks again to everyone who voted for me.

Can I get  you a cup of Colombian Coffee?

What else? Well, I got a new Canon camera, a tripod and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software! It was my 10 year wedding anniversary present from my husband, along with a new desk for me to work on My Colombian Recipes. I’ve only just begun to learn how to use the camera & Lightroom, and I am very excited about my gifts.

Can I get  you a cup of Colombian Coffee?

Are you guys watching the Voice? I am, and I love this show! I don’t watch TV during the day, because I don’t have a lot of time between managing our household as a stay-at-home mom, and running my website. On any given day you’ll find me driving my kids to and from school and sports practices, and cooking up recipes to share with you. Getting back to the Voice, this year I am going with team Shakira. I love the other guys, but Shakira has a special place in my heart ;-). She is very talented, smart, beautiful and she is COLOMBIAN. So, I am routing for team Shakira this year!!!!

Here are 5 more random facts about me:

1. I am obsessed with good pens and love office supplies stores!

2. I don’t like most alcoholic drinks, but I enjoy a good margarita.

3. Cattleya orchids are my all time favorite flowers, which are also Colombia’s national flower.

4. I can’t think about cooking if I don’t have cumin, cilantro, garlic, limes, avocados and rice. If I’m out of them it means that I need to go to the super market immediately.

Can I get  you a cup of Colombian Coffee?

5. I love Mexican food, especially Guacamole. I can eat it 3 times a day and never get sick of it.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Happy Anniversary and what an AMAZING gift!

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2 lisaiscooking April 24, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Happy Anniversary! Your gifts sound great. I love guacamole too–I could probably eat it three times a day as well!

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3 Soma April 24, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Congratulations!!! What a way to celebrate with a truck load of gifts :)

Erica, Thank you for everything. For your beautiful blog and recipes and for constantly reminding me of home with your recipes while I sit and wonder how on earth are we so similar when we actually belong to places oceans apart – all including the pressure cooker :p

Those are the ingredients must have in my kitchen too (not the avocado but I love them and I can have guac. 3 times a week and do so sometimes.)

Sorry that I do not comment or even read blogs regularly, but I try to catch up one blog a day. Enjoy your gifts and looking forward to seeing a lot more!

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4 Belinda @zomppa April 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!! Love Shakira. Can’t wait to hear how you like your new camera!

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5 Kim April 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! We just had our 10 year anniversary on April 19th. So thoughtful of your husband to buy you such a beautiful camera. I know it will keep you busy for awhile. There is so much to learn.

I’m like you, I don’t care for most alcoholic drinks but I love margaritas.

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6 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Happy Anniversary! That’s a lovely set of gifts!

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7 Joanne April 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM

MAJOR congrats on getting second place! And happy anniversary chica!

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8 Guillermo April 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Happy Anniversary!Amazing gifts.

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9 Andrea April 25, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and gifts. Try Lynda.com to learn Photoshop easily with videos.

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10 Erica Dinho April 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Thanks, Andrea! Going to check the site!

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11 Claudia April 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Hi, Erica! And felicidades!

As another pen and office supply aficionado, I wanted to suggest that you check out See Jane Work. Who knows, maybe you two will be able to collaborate on some cooking and recipe organization tools!

I also want to tell you how much I appreciate your recipes and your warm writing style. My Mom’s family are from Antioquia: I miss her and my sweet abuelita Carola so much: smelling and tasting these wonderful foods from my childhood is so special to me. I made my first arepas just this week!

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12 Alba April 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Congratulations! wedding; 2nd place and team Shakira….what else could make us happy?

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13 Patty April 26, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Happy anniversary y gracias por todas las recetas tan deliciosas

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14 Chris April 27, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Happy Anniversary!

I just got a new Nikon D7000 last month and just got Lightroom this week after watching Ben Fink use it two weeks ago. Still trying to get used to it after using Elements 9 for years. Have you tried shooting the camera tethered to Lightroom? So cool. A lot to learn.

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15 Gloria C May 1, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Feliz Aniversario numero 10. Es el de Aluminio, sabias?. Comparto contigo muchos de tus intereses, como un rico plato de comida Colombiana, la fotografia y tus cosas favoritas excepto por los lapiceros. Me encanta Shakira, y sobre todo sus canciones en español.
Gracias por las recetas, las he compartido con amigas americanas y les han encantado.

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16 Erica Dinho May 9, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Thanks,everyone!

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