Friday, December 19, 2014

Alcoba Azul-Lila Downs

Peering into the mind of the great John Waters

“If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!” 
― John Waters

“Collect books, even if you don't plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library.” 
― John Waters

“You have to remember that it is impossible to commit a crime while reading a book.” 
― John Waters

“I'm always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always end up falling asleep. I have the opposite problem. If a book is good I can't go to sleep, and stay up way past my bedtime, hooked on the writing. Is anything better than waking up after a late-night read and diving right back into the plot before you even get out of bed to brush your teeth?” 
― John WatersRole Models

“It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.” 
― John Waters

“Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.” 
― John WatersRole Models

“To me, beauty is looks you can never forget. A face should jolt, not soothe.” 
― John WatersShock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste

“I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity. If the book is rare or by your favorite author or one you didn't know about, reward them with the most perverted sex act you can think of. Otherwise, you can just make out.” 
― John Waters

“I’d like to praise the drivers who picked me up. If I ever hear another elitist jerk use the term flyover people, I’ll punch him in the mouth. My riders were brave and open-minded, and their down-to-earth kindness gave me new faith in how decent Americans can be. They are the only heroes in this book.” 
― John WatersCarsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

“I’m alive, I think, and so many of my friends are not. I may be nuts to be doing this, but I’m kind of proud of myself. I am having an adventure. I like my life. Even if I have to stand here for the rest of it.” 
― John WatersCarsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

“With humans it's abortion, but with chickens it's an omelet!” 
― John Waters

Misty Morning-Bob Marley

Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary: desserts and sweets

doce de leite- a sweet dessert made from boiled milk and sugar, resulting in a caramel- colored sweet creme. 

personal note: It looks a lot like flan.

doce de guiaba- a paste similar to a preserve made from the guava fruit, also called goiabada.

creme de abacate- a sweet paste made from sugar and avocado.

creme de cupuaçu- a milky pudding made from the sweet pulp of the cupuaçu fruit.

brigadeiro- a truffle-like candy made with chocolate and condensed milk, especially popular at children's birthday parties.

personal note: They look like items Godiva or See's Candies would sell. Plus, they're wonderful for any occasion!

canjica- a popular dessert made with grated sweet corn, coconut milk, condensed milk and peanuts; also known as munguzá.

pé de moleque- peanut brittle.

Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary: condiments and spices

aceite- olive oil 

canela- cinnamon

cravo- cloves

dendê- an orange-coloured strong oil from a palm tree of African origin, used chiefly in Bahian cuisine.

gengibre- ginger

molho de soja- soy sauce

molho de pimenta- hot sauce

pimenta de cheiro- chili pepper, used for hot sauce

pimenta do reino- black pepper

sal- salt 

vinagre- vinegar.

Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary: starches

aipim ( or mandioca doce) - the sweet, non-poisonous manioc root, known in the Northeast as macaxeira.

arroz- rice, usually white rice.

batata- potato, often served as batatas fritas ( French fries).

farinha de mandioca- grated manioc meal that is lightly toasted; it is usually sprinkled on beans or sauces.

arofa- coarse manioc meal roasted in oil or butter with garlic, bits of ham or meat.

feijão- general term for Brazil's many varieties of beans.

mandioca- manioc root, mostly served cooked; mandioca frita, fried manioc is a popular petisco (appetizer) at bars and restaurants.

pirão- a thick sauce made from fish broth and manioc meal, often served with fish.

Nereci~ Djavan

Friday, December 5, 2014

Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary: vegetables

abóbora- pumpkin, squash


alho- garlic 

banana pacova-plaintain

beringela- aubergine/eggplant




cenora- carrot

chuchu ( or xuxu)- a pear-shaped, light-green squash



jilô- a green vegetable shaped like a small fig

maxixe- a small, green, squash-like vegetable with soft spines

moranga- winter squash

palmito- palm hearts

pepino- cucumber

pimenta malagueta- small, red, hot pepper

pimentão-green pepper

pupunha- peach palm fruit


repôlho- cabbage

tomate- tomato