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

Cakes · Sem categoria

chocolate brigadeiro cake with cashew caramel crunch

  My daughter Julia claims that she does not like chocolate and was a little upset that I had picked a chocolate cake for our Valentine’s day dessert, but she quickly got over it when she saw that it involved brigadeiro filling, caramel crunch and a giant heart-shaped cookie cutter. I made a regular round version… Continue reading chocolate brigadeiro cake with cashew caramel crunch

Brazilian · Dessert · Sem categoria

palha italiana (Brazilian chocolate fudge and broken tea cookies squares)

  According to the Brazilian magazine VIP, 500,000 was the number of Brazilians who watched last year’s Super Bowl. In a country that breathes futebol, those numbers are huge. My interest in football and the Super Bowl continues to be limited to gathering with friends with comfort/party food and beer, watching the best commercials and seeing the most attractive couple on the planet (Tom… Continue reading palha italiana (Brazilian chocolate fudge and broken tea cookies squares)