Show Archive

Thursday 2nd April 2020. We check in with Yazmin and Sara.

April 2, 2020



Yazmin has been available all the time on our number 507-223-5162 but working from home so we check in and see how she and son Ian are getting on. Although the schools are closed they are sending out work for the students, Good work!


We check in with Sara and family and see how they are doing and Sara passes on a great oat (Avena) cookies recipe…

1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp (1 stick)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4- 1/2, added to taste
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
Using a large cookie scoop, soup spoon or your hands, form approximately 11 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls.
Tip – You can strategically place a few chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 11 minutes (for super soft cookies, longer for more well-done cookies), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.


The Ministry of Health (Minsa) in its report on Wednesday it was reported that the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the country is 1,317. The number of deceased increased to 32.

The head of Epidemiology of the Minsa, Lourdes Moreno, indicated that of the total of cases, 136 are new; There are 198 people hospitalized, of which 135 remain in wards and 63 in intensive care units. 1,078 patients are in home isolation.

The Transit and Land Transportation Authority (ATTT) reported that as of this Friday, April 3, the circulation of taxis will be limited due to the health crisis caused by Covid-19.

President Laurentino Nito Cortizo sent an ultimatum to those advocating public disorder on the streets of the country, amid restrictions imposed by health and safety authorities to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

“Señor Mila, Señor de Curundú, we are going to fix your store and we are going to re supply it for you.”

The Bill was presented yesterday and in this sense, it makes the proposal that the following be added “ when the seizure of the movable items are carried out by a number of people, breaking or damaging the surroundings that protect said goods, regardless of the amount the penalty will be from 6 to 12 years ”.

The decision to suspend and not execute the resources and procedures for launching and evicting any tenant for the entire duration of the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 is embodied in a statement from the Association of Property Owners of Panama released this April 1.

Compliance judges of the First Judicial District granted house arrest as opposed to jail to 12 who met the requirements to obtain this benefit in the midst of the quarantine decreed to contain the new coronavirus.

More articles