Brazilian · Dessert · Sem categoria · Snacks

rabanada: a brazilian christmas tradition

It’s been a while. I’ve been mostly eating away during this vacation in Brazil, but I also found a couple of opportunities to cook with relatives in a leisurely way – a rare case when you have little people around. It is Christmas time and it still does not feel like it. Maybe after 10… Continue reading rabanada: a brazilian christmas tradition

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Junction Bakery & Bistro + sweet potato grilled sandwich

If you are a local (Washington DC area) and you have not yet tried Junction Bakery & Bistro, wait no further. You will find high ceilings, big windows, beautiful floor tiles, not your usual pastries (chia and quinoa or chocolate and hazelnut bars), great coffee and a small but exciting menu. I’ve been going there with a… Continue reading Junction Bakery & Bistro + sweet potato grilled sandwich

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thanks given and a lovely pie

You are probably in full Thanksgiving mode now, or you are all set and just doing the countdown for the cooking marathon to start. I am actually all done – our thanks were given during Canadian Thanksgiving this year, on Columbus Day. Now I am just going through the supermarket aisles wishing I could do it all over again. Call me… Continue reading thanks given and a lovely pie

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butternut squash and coconut compote (doce de abóbora com coco)

The two cute pumpkins on the left may be laughing, but they don’t know what awaits them. They served their purpose well: they were carved by the children themselves this year for the very first time! I am impressed. It gave the kids hours of entertainment and a break for us. I still got to carve Cecilia’s pumpkin… Continue reading butternut squash and coconut compote (doce de abóbora com coco)