Mexican flan is one of the most popular and well-known desserts from south of the border. This dessert is a sweet custard topped with caramel sauce. It is made in the homes of rich and poor alike. It also has a long and colorful history that reaches all the way back to ancient Rome. Romans first began keeping chickens and when they ended up with a lot of eggs, they borrowed from the Greeks, mixed them up with cream, and came up with a custardy dish. They usually made theirs savory rather than sweet.
Chopin was just one more casualty on her way to immortality, but he was fool enough to actually fall in love with her. Society gossips said that Chopin’s death was hastened by her cruel treatment and infidelities.
Boardwalks provide another way to see the forest while preserving the forest floor from damage. Some of these allow for self-guided touring. Others emanate from a discovery centre. Bring the kids so they can learn while on holiday. Here they will learn to understand the value of preserving a complex ecosystem; how all parts work together to pump life not just around in circles, but into the global environment. Their education could make a significant impact.
Here’s what it is in a nutshell. What if there is a part of our consciousness that is wiser and more knowledgeable than our normal day to day consciousness. What if this part of us knows our true abilities and potential. It doesn’t care about any cultural beliefs or what we normally think of as reality. This part of us has it’s own version of reality. A reality that is based on our pure potential.
9:45 AM – Five-Minute Doll ‘Dos at American Girl Place, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A. Learn speedy hairstyles, like a twisty bun and game-time ponytail, and get a goody bag of accessories and styling instructions, too. Reservations required. Ages 8 and older. $27 per person. For more information, call (877) 247-5223.
After Rome fell, this custard became part of strange cultural events during the Medieval age. Besides the savory varieties, people began experimenting with sweet custards. The Latin name for this dish was flado, which means custard. It became flaon in old French and from there it evolved into the name flan that we use today.
On the right side, there are two major gods here. On the left is Tai Sui, or the God of the Year. His name means “star of the big year”, which refers to the planet Jupiter because Jupiter’s orbit is about 12 years. Devotees pray to Tai Sui at the beginning of the year to seek blessing that lasts through to the next year.
8:00 PM – B-Movies and Bad Science at La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Watch the 1997 movie Volcano, about a volcanic eruption on Wilshire Boulevard. Admission: $9 adults, $6.50 youths 13-17, $2 children 5-12. For more information, call (323) 934-7243.