And some more things….

First of all I would like to thank all of you for your feedback. It means a lot to me!!!
I got a lot of opinions and ideas and most of them were asking me to write recipes. That is something I would like to clear out… my idea was not to write a blog with recipes, but a blog that will show what I like to do, my own handmade craft :-). What I enjoy the most is seeing people enjoying my food, and I would like to make cakes and other goodies FOR YOU!!!
And no, the blog is not the result of going to cinema and watching Julie & Julia :-). This idea was ‘marinating’ in my head for long time but, to be honest, I didn’t have the courage to do it…
Once more I really appreciate your comments and I hope you will continue following what I write, and above all I hope you try and taste and not just see photos 🙂

Rainy day


It is so cold and rainy in Lisbon for a days and the only thing I can think about on the days like these is that I would like to be home, with a blanket and some nice book and have some scones and hot tea near me. Since first few parts of this ‘rainy dream’ are impossible at least I can have scones and tea :-).

Maya Made

Lately I found a blog called Maya*Made with a lot of great ideas. One of them I thought was perfect ‘to do ‘ thing on a rainy day with a kids. Get some newspapers ,some colour in hands and you can start. My daughter was so proud when at the end we put new handmade decoration in her room .I am sure I will try to do more things from Maya’s blog and I will keep you informed about results.
You can find instructions here

Saturday rithual

Visiting market in Principe Real on Saturday already makes part of our week routine, so this Saturday we didn’t miss it. I was looking for some ingredients for cake I was making to bring to my friend house for Sunday lunch and I finished with a lot more then that.
If you are looking for biological fruits and vegetables this is a place you should go.

London calling

Last time I visited London for a weekend I tried to make some ‘cooking’ tour and visit shops, bookshops, restaurant I admire. For that short time I had I couldn’t do everything I wanted but like that I have reason to go there soon 🙂

Ottolenghi

Books for Cooks

Hummingbird bakery

Grissini

Usually when I am messing around in the kitchen my kids use to come to check what am I making and my older one usually ask if she can help and participate. She loves to mess around with me, put decoration on cakes, make cookies, pasta… Here is something that make kids love to eat and make.

Charm of the winter holidays

I have one relative which, as a kid used a special stick with some rope on the end of it, which kind of had special meaning to him. Every day ,and some days few time a day , when a lot of thing would happened and he would have a lot of feeling and impressions, he would take his special magic stick and walk with it in the hand and ‘reliving’ all the day.

After this special part of the year, with a lot of friends and family gathering, I kind of wish to have this magical stick also. To make these impressions and feelings lasting longer… to relive them over and over.

Christmas night with its magic, kids completely excited, great food and warm atmosphere. A day started with me giving my try with ‘Bolo Rei’ a traditional Christmas Portuguese cake, so from the morning a house smelled on fresh baked cake.

During the day it changed with some other flavours of other traditional Portuguese dishes.
Kids anxiety grow until limits so this year they even slept ‘under’ the Christmas tree thinking they can ‘catch’ Santa like that.

New year eve was surrounded with kids and friend, great mood and great food. My part was desert and entry and decided to make raspberry cheesecake brownie which everybody adored.

Power of cinema

Since my adolescence years I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. After visiting library I would run home, close myself in the room and wouldn’t go out until I would finish a book.
This was a faze but I kept this special kind of ‘relation’ with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

When I heard that Guy Ritchie made a new version of Sherlock Holmes….same director that made Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch… 2 movies I adore…definitely I got scared. Is he going to ruin my vision of Sherlock? Is it going to be on the level?
And as much I was curious to see the movie I was also afraid of leaving the cinema completely disappointed.
So…finally last night I had chance and courage to go to see it…and I must say I absolutely adore it. Great vision of famous English detective from 221B Baker Street ,great scenario…I felt some kind of satisfaction when I left cinema…something I actually can’t explain. You know that kind of feeling that i think we all had as kids, wondering if this year Santa is going to bring us presents we really want and then we get such a perfect exact toy we wanted 🙂

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