Ode to Miami Cupcakes

May 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

Guava and Cream Cheese Cupcakes, aka Ode to Miami Cupcakes

Recipe, adapted from Hungry Sofia’s recipe for Estrellitas (thanks!)
makes about 18 cupcakes

Ingredients, for the Cupcake

2 cups cake flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 cup + 4 T of sugar
4 large eggs
4 T skim milk
1 t vanilla extract

Ingredients, for the filling

14 oz guava paste
splash of rum
1T orange juice

Ingredients, for the frosting

16 oz cream cheese
1c confectioner’s sugar
2 t lemon juice (which I totally forgot to add, but probably would have been a good addition)

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May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today, just a picture of Royal Poincianas in Miami from last year. The blooming season is approaching. Since I’m getting ready to leave Miami again, I’m having pre-nostalgia for everything great about living here.

New (to me) Blog – Bitchin’Camero

May 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Browsing recipes online today, I wound up on Bitchin’Camero who just so happened to be featured on Miami New Times’ Short Order Blog a couple of days ago. I love stumbling across new blogs, and especially from people based in Miami. Growing up in Miami I’m just accustomed to certain ingredients and I love seeing how other people are using them too. Things like arepas, guava, cafe con leche, tostadas, yuca, and plantains are some of my favorite “Miami” foods.

Bitchin’Camero had me with her “from Miami with love” tagline, Miami-inspired foods, and beautiful photos.

New Methods Symposium at MOCA

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Teen Miami, Share Your Story

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Calypso in Miami, January 28 and 29

January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Friday and Saturday

Jan. 28 and 29, 2011
8 p.m.

Miami Dade College
North Campus
William and Joan Lehman Theater
11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami

This performance celebrates women’s contributions to the classic Caribbean art form of Calypso – a musical world traditionally dominated by men. Three prominent women of the genre – Singing Saundra, Queen Fayola and Princess Kizzie – will perform their celebrated form with a unique twist. All three have won hosts of awards and regularly place in the finals of Calypso competitions during Carnival and year-round in Trinidad.

General admission: $15
Students and seniors: $10
MDC Students/Staff/Faculty Discount with MDC ID

For detailed venue information and secure
online tickets:
www.mdc.edu/culture • 305-237-3010

2010 in Review

January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy New Year! 2010 has been a busy one, though it has meant that I have neglected writing on kitchen window a bit. I received this 2010 Year in Review from WordPress, and I found it interesting. It’s also motivated me to continue to post on this site throughout 2011. I have been thinking of great things to post including new recipes, events in Miami, information on arts productions around the world, and everyday info that I have come across, so look forward to postings about those topics in 2011. In case you’re interested in checking out what I’ve been up to in 2010, here are some of the projects I’ve been working on: Mapping Miami, the Miami Art Salon, founding Blackbird Arts and Research, being an artist-in-residence at the Deering Estate, my dissertation research about art, Miami, and the Caribbean, Yelping, and overhauling my personal website.

Thanks for reading kitchen window! Here’s the 2010 Year in Review:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 166 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 831kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 25th with 124 views. The most popular post that day was why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were squidoo.com, larasteinpardo.com, facebook.com, mangoandlime.net, and blisstree.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for julia tuttle causeway, julia tuttle bridge, no flour peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, carol walker artist, and flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge April 2007


flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (updated) April 2007


s’mores cupcakes May 2009


kara walker at the whitney October 2007


recipes: jerk tofu and collard greens July 2007

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