Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An interesting website for making word lists

"Wordle" allows users to create word lists - for teaching, for fun of for other purposes - based on word frequency. Input the text manually or enter a url of a webpage that you want to have searched. It generates a customizable, visually appealing list with the most common words in the largest text. You can also customize language, layout, font and color before printing or saving it to their online gallery.

Friday, December 12, 2008


The other day I tried my hand at making this classic dish from Córdoba. Although some establishments serve it where I am one hour away from there, it is more typical of that region west of here. This fresh tomato dish is the perfect accompaniment to a good loaf of French bread.

2 lbs fresh tomatoes
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
3 slices of bread (old and dry is fine)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
red wine vinegar (opt)

Blend using in food processor, blender or hand blender until mixture reaches an even consistency similar to a thick soup. Serve in a bowl topped with diced hard boiled egg diced bacon. Slice up a loaf of French bread and enjoy the dip.