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

Padaria Quinoa

Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Padaria Quinoa | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

For the last few years I had the chance to work together with Padaria Quinoa in a few different projects. I love their work philosophy and their products so I am was very happy to work with them back in December. I styled and photographed their products and I loved doing it. You will see some of these images on their social media, site and catalogue.

A´Migalhada, 11th and 12th of March 2017

A´Migalhada

What’s better than having old/new friends around the table, spending time exchanging thoughts, laughs or simply being together?

A’Migalhada was created with the intention of sharing the work of a few great creatives, giving you the chance to know them and their work, sharing a meal at the end of the day and learning techniques that take time and have been used for years, always respecting local traditions.

A’ Migalhda will take place on 11th and 12th of March, at the beautiful Casa C´Alma, Praça das Flores 48, 1º.
Come and join us for the different events that will take place on that weekend.

11th of March:
11:00 – 19:00 Pop Up with Portuguese makers:
SUL
Inês Telles Jewellery
Margarida Fabrica
O Beija Flor
Vanessa Barragão – Fiber and Textile Artist

12:00 – 19:00 Coffee by Copenhagen Coffee lab (grab a free coffee from 12:00 -13:00) and organic cakes by Little Upside Down Cake

20:30 dinner by Filipe Frazão & Sanda Pagaimo ( value 35€ )

12th of March:
10:00 – 13:00 Hand – Tied Bouquet by Chelsea Fuss (value 65€ , held in english)
14:30 – 17:30 Two different Lithuanin Techniques for decorating Easter Eggs by Egle Bazaraite (value 45€)

Place email little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com for dinner/workshops reservations

Partners:
Casa C´Alma
SAL
Copenhagen Coffee lab
Kckliko
Yana K – Graphic Designer

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Há algo melhor do que ter os novos e velhos amigos à volta da mesa, a trocar ideias, gargalhadas ou simplesmente a partilhar a companhia?

A’Migalhada foi criada com a intenção de partilhar o trabalho de alguns excelentes criadores, dar a hipótese de os conhecer, a eles e ao seu trabalho, partilhar uma refeição no final do dia ou aprender técnicas que demoram o seu tempo e têm sido usadas por muitos e muitos anos, sempre respeitando tradições locais.

A’Migalhada terá lugar na bonita Casa C´Alma, Praça das Flores 48, 1º.
Junte-te a nós para os diferentes eventos que acontecerão durante o fim-de-semana.

11th of March:
11:00 – 19:00 Pop Up com artesãos Portugueses:

SUL
Inês Telles Jewellery
Margarida Fabrica
O Beija Flor
Vanessa Barragão – Fiber and Textile Artist

12:00 – 19:00 Café por Copenhagen Coffee lab (free coffee entre as 12 e as 13:00) e bolos biológicos por Little Upside Down Cake

20:30 jantar por Filipe Frazão e Sanda Pagaimo ( valor 35€ )

12th of March:
10:00 – 13:00 Hand – Tied Bouquet by Chelsea Fuss (value 65€ , held in english)
14:30 – 17:30 Duas técnicas Lituanas para decoração de Ovos da Páscoa por Egle Bazaraite (valor 45€)

Envie um email para little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com para reservas de jantar/workshop

Parceiros:
Casa C´Alma
SAL
Copenhagen Coffee lab
Kckliko
Yana K – Graphic Designer

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