Cafés de Lisboa for PathPort

Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Cafés de Lisboa | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

When I was contacted by PathPort and asked to make my Lisbon path I knew it had to be about my favourite coffee spots. I was so happy to make a part of their guides made by creatives, artists, influencers … locals who have special view of city they live in.

I made a list of fifteen places I like to visit and spend time in and I started. It took me some time, bit I enjoyed those days of visiting places from my list, drinking coffee, eating and photographing.

In case you are traveling to Lisbon, or you live here but want to find some new places to visit, my Cafés de Lisboa guide is available at PathPort

Food and Lifestyle Photography Workshop Florence, October 2017

Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Olive Oil Cake| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Florence in October .. grey and heavy sky, this will be scenario for Photography Workshop in October 2017 with Renée Kemps, Marina Denisova, Emiko Davies and me.

Renée and myself will help you to find your own style, play with light and shadow and learn to tell a story. We will style food scenes, play around with props, gather around the table and talk about photography.

We will be based in Numeroventi, located in the very heart of Florence, inside the historic Palazzo Galli Tassi built in 1510. From there we will explore Florence, eat amazing food made by food writer and cook Emiko, who will also teach us to make a fresh pasta and share some of her Florence secret spots with us.

Details:

Where: Florence, Italy

When: October 16-20, 2017

Hosts: Sanda Vuckovic & Renée Kemps

Cost:
1250 € single sofa bed
1500 € double sofa bed single capacity
1750 € double bed single capacity
All beds are in shared apartments

Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due August 15, 2017.

What is included:

– 3 days & 4 nights accommodation at Numeroventi;
– all meals during the workshop (welcome snacks & drinks, 4 dinners, 3 lunches, 4 breakfasts, snacks & refreshments during the workshop);
– 3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography, lectures, one on one sessions, classes, hands on, post processing
– all activities and excursions.

Activities:

– Visiting local food market
– Florence city tour
– Visiting local maker
– Making fresh pasta
– Styling a picnic

Excluded: airfare or transportation to & from the workshop.

Venue: Numeroventi is a guesthouse, exhibition space and artistic residence. Designed by Andrew Trotter, editor of Openhouse Magazine, it’s located in the very heart of Florence, inside the historic Palazzo Galli Tassi built in 1510. Clean and simple, yet warm and inviting, Numeroventi has become a landmark for creatives from all over the world.

Collaborator: Emiko Davies is a Florence-based Australian food writer, photographer and cook. Tuscan capital has been her home for 11 years. Passionate about traditional italian cuisine she is the author of two cookbooks (Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence and Acquacotta). She also writes a regular column for Food52 and has written extensively for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Jamie Oliver Magazine and more.

Organizer: Marina Denisova, is a Florence-based photographer. Originally Russian, she moved to Florence 7 years ago and started to develop her career as a professional photographer. Today she shoots a variety of material including interior, food, travel and lifestyle for local and international publications and brands.

Cancellation policy: Due to planning logistics, there will be no refunds for this workshop.

Reservations: For reservation please contact us at florenceinoctober@gmail.com

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Last September my friends gathered for beach picnic to celebrate the end of summer.
This gathering made part of Spoonful Salt Issue.

I made Spelt Sourdough Bread that we ate with Herbs Labneh and Black Tea Cured Salmon, baked Beef and Olives Empanadas and for desert we had Berry Tart with Crumble and Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Hazelnuts and drank Grapefruit and Fennel Lemonade.

You can find all these recipes and story about our celebration in last issue of Spoonful magazine.

Alfama

Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Alfama | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

If you ever visited or are about to visit Lisbon you´ve probably already heard about Alfama. Alfama is oldest and one of the most typical Lisbon neighbourhoods.

Nowadays, Alfama is crowded with tourists, mixed with locals … you can hear fado singing from houses, it’s colourful and loud … BUT … in my opinion that’s something that comes out on a first sight. When you start wondering, get lost in its alleys, you start to feel some kind of melancholic peace … pastel tones and old walls comes to your sight.
I love to visit from time to time, run away from crowd and wonder around and that’s what I did last week. I tried to capture that other face of Alfama, one that you can’t get immediately but have to search for …

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

There is something very special about organising workshop, it’s all about being inspired.
Last week Marta and I traveled to deep Alentejo, where we couldn’t get enough of beautiful landscapes .. small hills, olive trees, yellow grass burnt by sun…
We found peace, one that force you to calm down, take a big breath and slow down.

On Sunday we welcomed amazing group of ladies who made following days filled with laugh. Together, we searched for the best light and captured what surround us.
But not just that.. we had long meals, ate amazing food made by Filipe, foraged wild flowers with Chelsea, roasted marshmallows late in the night, picnic and swim in the lake and exchange our life stories, experiences and opinions.

Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Photography and Styling Workshop Portugal 2017 | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

I came back to Lisbon richer for so many new friendships, experiences and memories. All of these ladies influenced me and I got inspired by each one of them … be prepared to get inspired as well by Mina, Jette, Sorraia, Natalia, Marta, Nevena, Ana, Zosia and Marielle

Partners:

São Lourenço de Barrocal
Quinoa Organic Bakery
Created and Found
SAL Atelier

Collaborators:

Chelsea Fuss
Filipe Lucas Frazão

Burnt Carrots

Burnt Carrots | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Burnt Carrots | Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicBurnt Carrots | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Burnt Carrots | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Burnt Carrots | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Fact is, I buy products because of their package. If I have two options of same product, one with packaging I like and the other with one I don’t like … you know the result.
Same thing starts to happen on the market. If I see beautiful ingredient, even I really don’t have it on my shopping list, I will get it and later think about a way to use it.

This week at market I found this pinkish carrots and I just couldn’t resist. I left them in the fridge and decided to think about what to do with them later.
But sometimes those small things happen in life, following day postman brought me Simple Fair, Karen Mordechai beautiful new cookbook. After quick look at its pages I noticed recipe for Burn Carrots.
It just had to be.

Recipe calls for toasted hazelnuts, which I didn’t have in my pantry, so I used pistachio dukkah I made few weeks ago.

I thought about having it as a side dish for lunch, but it turned out to be main dish.
Book is full of simple recipes, with suggestions (depending on season), and I will be cooking some more from it for sure.

Burnt carrots

(recipe from Simple Fare by Karen Mordechai)

2,5 tbs olive oil
2,5 tbs maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
6 bunches of baby carrots (about 30 small), scrubbed
25g parsley leaves
Labneh
1/4 cup hazelnuts, halved and roasted

Preheat the oven to 260C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together the olive oil, maple syrup and salt.
Add the carrots and toss to coat. Spread the carrots in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, top with half of the parsley and bake for 10-12 minutes, watching to ensure that the carrots char but do not burn too much.

Spread the labneh on a platter using the back of a spoon. Rest the carrots atop the labneh and top with hazelnuts and remaining parsley. Sprinkle with pinch of black salt.

Labneh

2 ts fine salt
900ml full fat plain goats milk yogurt

Set super fine strainer over a bowl and line with double layer of cheesecloth. Stir the salt into the yogurt and scrap it to prepared strainer. Cover and refrigerate for 24h or until the labneh has reached the desired consistency.

Chicken Soup with Peas and Fennel

Chicken Soup with Peas and Fennel | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Chicken Soup with Peas and Fennel | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Chicken Soup with Peas and Fennel | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Chicken Soup with Peas and Fennel | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Somehow this year I didn’t feel Spring, seems like I passed from winter to Summer without nothing in between. I think my body is adapting to this and I am having very poor appetite. When I think about what would I like to eat, nothing is coming to my mind, except very light meals, like soups and salads. I find all of this very strange, since I love to eat, but I just try to listen to my body and eat what I feel like at the moment I feel hungry. This soup is something that came to my mind yesterday and I it was exactly what I needed..

Chicken Soup with Peas and Fennel

1tbs coconut oil
1 chicken leg, preferably organic
1/2 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 medium celery, peeled and sliced
3 ts sea salt
1,5l boiling water
1 fennel, sliced
2 cups peas
1 cup small soup pasta

Gently heat the coconut oil in a saucepan, add onion, celery and salt and cook for 5 minutes over low het, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken and cook for for further 3 minutes. Add the boiling water and let it cook for around 1 hour (in case water reduced significantly, add some more).
Remove the chicken leg with tongs or a slotted spoon, set aside to cool.
Strain the stock and set aside all that’s left in the sieve. Return the clear stock into the pot. Onion and celery can be discarded.
Add the fennel to the broth, bring back to a simmer and cook until it is about half cooked, around 15 minutes. Stir in the peas and pasta and cook until the pasta is just al dente, 10 to 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, when chicken leg gets cool enough to handle, pick off the meat, and shred it into bite-size pieces.
When the pasta is done, add the meat to the broth and simmer until warmed through, about 1 minute.
Serve hot with pecorino and toasted bread.

Silent Living

Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Spending days surrounded my water, nature and friends, enjoying silence or spending hours speaking about this and that around the table, having long walks on the beach or in the forest, reading, eating, listening to sounds around us …
Silent Living houses are based on some of these value. I spent few days in their houses trying to capture all of these and here you can see few of my favourite images.

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Passar dias rodeada de água, natureza e amigos, desfrutar de silêncio ou passar horas a falar sobre isso ou aquilo a volta da mesa, ter longas caminhadas na praia ou na floresta, ler, comer, ouvir sons a minha volta …
Silent Living houses são baseados em alguns desses valores.
Passei alguns dias em casas de Silent Living tentar capturar tudo isso e aqui podem ver algumas das minhas imagens favoritas.

Credits:

Models : Eglė Bazaraitė / Soraia Martins
Photography and Styling: Sanda Pagaimo
Place : Silent Living // Casa no Tempo, Casas na Areia, Cabanas no Rio
Ceramics : SAL Atelier

Lisbon Stories :: Heim Cafe

Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Heim Cafe | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

One and a half years ago Hanna and Misha arrived to Portugal.
Their life back in Ukraine was connected with food, restaurants and cooking and they continued doing it in Algarve. But, they dreamt about moving to Lisbon and having their own space.

Five months ago they moved to Lisbon and started searching for space where they could open small cafe and cook food they like.
They wanted place where people would feel like home.
They found small space on the corner of Rua Santos-O-Velho. It needed a lot of work, but they knew that´s where their future cafe will be.
Misha did all the woodwork and made furniture himself.
They finally had everything ready and they named their cafe Heim ( means home ).

When you enter, first thing you see is Hanna´s big smile, and hear her greeting you.
Both Misha and Hanna, would make their best for you to feel good and wish to come back again.

Heim Cafe
Mon,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat,Sun 09:00 — 20:00
Rua Santos-O-Velho, 2 & 4

LUDC Shop :: Update

LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic LUDC Shop :: Update | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Happy to share LUDC Shop new look and few new products.

Credits:
Photography : Sanda Pagaimo
Styling : Sanda Pagaimo
Place : Santa Clara 1728

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