Appetizers · Sem categoria · Snacks

Roasted Nuts With Crispy Sage: my New Year’s choice of appetizer (and a quick retrospective of our table)

Our home cooking in 2017 was influenced by Mateus’ sudden choice of becoming vegetarian in the Spring, my recipe testing for my cooking classes for children and the produce included in our CSA box. Our dinner table included dishes that are fun to make with children (gnocchi, dumplings and homemade pasta) and a variety of seasonal… Continue reading Roasted Nuts With Crispy Sage: my New Year’s choice of appetizer (and a quick retrospective of our table)

Appetizers · Dinner · Food & Kids · Sem categoria

“Dine In” with Your Family Tomorrow

Through our kids’ Elementary School PTA, I found out about the Family & Consumer Sciences Day, December 3rd, a day on which the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) encourages families to prepare and eat a healthy meal together by promoting the “Dining In” for Healthy Families”! initiative – and cooking and eating together is exactly what… Continue reading “Dine In” with Your Family Tomorrow

Sem categoria · Travel

Boston with kids: a 3-day trip with my toddler

Traveling without kids are rare opportunities in our lives these days (ok, it has been for almost a decade now), and as much as we love to travel as a family, we’ve been enjoying splitting into different combinations of parent/child(ren) occasionally. The change in the family dynamics is sometimes a breath of fresh air, like… Continue reading Boston with kids: a 3-day trip with my toddler

Brazilian · Sem categoria

Together We Cook begins + Tapioca

It is Saturday night and I can’t wait for the “Mother’s Day hunt” that Julia has spent hours preparing – and almost revealing – to surprise me in the morning: “Mom, don’t look behind me in this corner, if you see a jar with a red lid around here, don’t look!”. That is one sweet girl. I’ve been… Continue reading Together We Cook begins + Tapioca

Pasta · Quick Meals · Sem categoria

Real Food for Kids 2017 Expo & Julia’s pasta with grated tomato sauce

This past Saturday, Real Food for Kids – a local non-profit that advocates for healthy foods in public schools – held its 5th Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo at a local public school. It was a super fun and educational (and tasty!) event, plus I got to hang out most of my day with a great neighbor. Fourteen teams of middle and high school kids… Continue reading Real Food for Kids 2017 Expo & Julia’s pasta with grated tomato sauce

Drinks · Sem categoria

harry potter’s butter beer + logos

My son wants to be famous and/or rich. Don’t know where it comes from. Not really his parents’ aspirations. Although blogging does throw me out there to connect with you, but from the privacy of my home. He takes pride in the fact that his name appeared in an article in the Washingtonian when we were… Continue reading harry potter’s butter beer + logos