Portia Placino

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Diary of a Grad Student: Recent book acquisitions

Preparing for a thesis proposal means reading and re-reading a lot of books and articles. A lot. Then, when you’re like me and you chose a contemporary topic in an … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 3 Comments

Diary of a Grad Student: My Notebooks

Hardly anyone writes anymore. I forgot to take a screen shot of it, but when I posted my blog yesterday, Truman Capote said that, “It is not writing, it’s typing” … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 14 Comments
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How this morning was spent. I didn't capture it on video, but she said this was "mountain, mountain." She learned that word when we were in Lucban, visiting her Lola. She knows Lola lives near the mountain and she misses her. Sigh, someday again. Also, yay to fine motor skills, attention to details, and attention span! Old school play. #toddlerplay #toddlernarratives
#gamerchef has been experimenting with new dishes so he can expand our vegetable repertoire. This banana heart teriyaki fried rice is such a success! Little one loved it. So now, we can include banana hearts in our vegetable orders. Last night, he added okra to a stir fry. It was still yummy, but the slimy texture is still there, so I'm not a big fan. Little one refused to touch the okra. Now we discover okra also dries up quite fast, so not adding okra to the list. I wonder what vegetables we can to our list... #toddlerfood
Experimented with chewy oatmeal raisin cookies. Perfect for the rainy afternoon. Finally baked something that the little one really liked. I think I baked too much bread the past few weeks. Lol. #baking
She also developed a taste for pickles. She loved the Korean-style radish pickle. And aside from a little fried chicken, she also likes tapa rice. But it should be tapa flakes and already mixed in the rice. Literally the only meat dishes she would eat. I'm not complaining. Lol. #toddlerfood #toddlernarratives
One of her favorite treats. #toddlerfood #toddlernarratives
Baked some chocolate orange bread. Needs more chocolate, I will try one more tablea tablet next time. I wonder if I should also add more orange zest. Yummy for a thunderstormy afternoon. I just wish the rain would just fall, the humidity is giving me a headache. #baking