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
I’ve been in Brazil without 3 of my family members for 2 weeks. Although I miss them, I am enjoying a break from having a thousand things to do every day. I have been reconnecting with old friends, going out like a normal adult and being pampered by my parents with my baby. I came early for… Continue reading a little feel good gift guide
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
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
I live in this wooded charming old street with no sidewalks and old homes. The kind of neighborhood where you can rely on someone to get your kids from the bus stop if you are late, or drop your infant off at night as you rush to the ER because your daughter fell and needs stitches. Or when you have to… Continue reading stuffed halapeño peppers
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)
A while ago, my friend Eryn and I were brainstorming some ideas about what to do with our passion for cooking while our 6 month old babies admired each other on the floor. When she raised whether or not we should write a blog, my initial reaction was no, the world didn’t need another food blog – there are… Continue reading to food blog or to keep on cooking quietly in the kitchen?