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¿Cómo preparar Orzo Fajitas? How to make Fajita Flavored Orzo?

¿Cómo preparar Orzo Fajitas? How to make Fajita Flavored Orzo?

[English Version Below]

A mi me encanta la cocina al igual que me gusta preparar recetas sencillas, llenas de sabor y que tomen menos de media hora en preparar. Esos son mis requisitos ya que no tengo mucho tiempo disponible con los quehaceres del hogar y mi trabajo. Así pues, vi esta receta que me gusto mucho por lo fácil que es de preparar. Espero la disfrutes:

Ingredientes

  • 2 cds aceite vegetal
  • 1 cebolla mediana, rebanada
  • 1 pimiento verde (o rojo), rebanado
  • 2 cdtas ajo, cortado en pedacitos
  • 1/2 lb caderas de pollo deshuesada, rebanada
  • 1 taza orzo (sin cocinar)
  • 2 tazas agua
  • 1/2 cda polvo de chilli
  • 1/2 cda comino
  • 1/2 cda sal
  • 3/4 taza tomates, cortado en cubitos
  • 1/4 taza queso cheddar "shredded"
  • 2 cdtas cliantro fresco (opcional)
  • 1 cda jalapeño cortado bien pequeño

Instrucciones

  1. En una sartén grande a fuego alto, añade la cebolla, pimiento, ajo y pollo.
  2. Cocine, moviendo constantemente, hasta que el pimiento y cebolla se han dorado. Toma alrededor de 4 minutos.
  3. Añade la pasta, y mueve constantemente por 1 minuto.
  4. Añade agua y especias, deja que el agua hierva.
  5. Reduce el fuego a lento (low); pon la tapa al sartén.
  6. Deja cocer a fuego lento (low) por 12 minutos. Recuerda mover varias veces la pasta. (Sabrás cuando el líquido se haya evaporado).
  7. Añade el tomate.
  8. Al momento de servir, añade el queso a gusto (y el cilantro y japapeños si así deseas).

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WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.

Cocina con Yoly -- Cooking with Yoly (en Espanol and English)

Cocina con Yoly --  Cooking with Yoly (en Espanol and English)

Cocina con Yoly:  Salsa Chimichurri (English Below)

Yoly es una puertoriqueña viviendo en Atlanta donde procura ahorrar en sus compras manteniendo un presupuesto pequeño mientras disfruta con su esposo en grande de sus pasatiempos favoritos y la cocina. Recordando con añoro a la Isla del Encanto, también busca ofertas que apliquen allá.

Aunque mi esposo no es de descendencia Latina a él le encanta nuestra comida. Una de las salsas que más preparamos es la de Chimichurri por que es muy versátil. Esta va muy bien con churrasco, y en nuestro caso sobre caderas deshuesadas, salmón, tostadas en fin… siempre buscamos excusa para preparar esta salsa.

Ingredients

  • 1 taza bien compacta perejil fresco de hoja plana, adornado de tallos gruesos
  • 1/3 taza de cilantro fresco
  • 3-4 dientes de ajo
  • 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta roja
  • 1 cucharadita de sal
  • 1/2 taza de aceite de oliva
  • 2 cucharadas de vino tinto

Instructions

  1. Pica el perejil y cilantro fresco (remueve los tallos).
  2. Hecha en el procesador de alimentos todos los ingredientes.
  3. Pulsa por al menos 30 segundos.

4. Sirve a temperatura ambiente.

Homeowners can help by fixing water leaks

 Homeowners can help by fixing water leaks

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by the Gwinnett County Government) Gwinnett water officials are urging homeowners to check for common leaks in toilets, faucets and underground irrigation systems as the county continues to conserve its water usage.

“A slow leak in a toilet can waste 10,000 gallons a year – enough to fill a backyard swimming pool,” says Lynn Smarr, Acting Director of Water Resources. She says putting a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank will reveal a flapper-valve leak if the coloring shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes. The County also offers a rebate program to encourage replacing pre-1993 toilets that use 3.5 gallons/flush with new WaterSense models that use only 1.28 gallons.

All Gwinnett water meters have a small black triangle that spins when even a tiny amount of water is going through the meter.

Loan Modification Could be Good, but Short Sale is Better says 1 Expert

Atlanta, GA--  As more and more Atlanta homeowners find themselves in financial distress and are forced to make tough decisions regarding their homes and specifically their dropping values and ballooning mortgage payments, we turned to a housing expert to help us navigate this complex situation.

Marian Anthony is a real estate finance expert and author of Short Sale RUSH- A How To Guide for Nonperforming Assets.  According to Marian, a Short Sale is more advantageous than a Loan Modification or a Foreclosure because "the reduced payoff in a short sale releases you from the debt obligation." He states that a foreclosure will ruin the homeowner's credit, and "a loan modification actually builds a debt trap around the borrower, milking them for every last nickel."

With so much information and marketing dollars being spent on homeowners getting into Loan Modification programs which may keep you bogged in debt for years, take Marian's su