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Indian Cream Cheese Recipe for Hostel Kitchens

Necessary Ingredients:
1 L. (4cups) whole milk
1.5 Tbsp. white vinegar
Salt

Steps:
1. Boil milk on high and then reduce heat.
2. Add vinegar very slowly while stirring for 6 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
3. Pour everything through a cotton cloth over a strainer. Squeeze out excess fluid.
4. Tie a rubber band or a string around the cloth and hang curd ball to drip for two hours. Squeeze out excess fluid.
5. Unwrap, knead, add salt and any other spices you want. Refrigerate for two hours and enjoy.

Note:  When I add the salt, I usually add diced red peppers, jalapeños and scallions.

“Mmmm, you’ll find tasty recipes like these in the HostelBookers.com Backpacker Recipe Guide.” 

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Hostels, Recipes, Uncategorized

 

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Medellin Taxis

When taking a taxi in Medellin, it is a good a idea to keep the following in mind:

  1. Do not ride in a taxi if it doesn’t have a working meter.
  2. Only pay what the meter reads.
  3. The meter should start at $2.600COP.
  4. The minimum cab fare is $4.600COP, even if the meter reads less.
  5. For every 85 meters traveled the meter will increase $72COP.
  6. For every 60 second wait period the meter will increase $72COP.
  7. The hourly rate is $25.000COP.
  8. The standard rate to the José María International Airport in Rionegro is $60.000COP.  They don’t go by the meter.
  9. There is no evening surcharge in Medellin.
  10. There is no surcharge for taxis taken at airports or bus terminals.
  11. Tipping is not necessary.
  12. It is common for male passengers to ride in the front.
  13. Seat belts are required for those riding in front.
  14. Do not pay for tolls if headed out of the city.
  15. Taxi drivers are not allowed to have more than 4 passengers.
  16. Remember to write down the taxi number, in case you leave something behind.
 

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