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


baião-de-dois (rice and black-eyed peas)

This week we’ll pay our annual visit to the tidal basin in D.C. to see the cherry blossoms in full peak, or whatever survived of them after the late season snow fall. It is the local official “welcome spring!” tradition that is much anticipated and it is also my favorite time of the year in D.C.… Continue reading baião-de-dois (rice and black-eyed peas)

Appetizers · Brazilian · Snacks

pão de queijo to ring in the new year

On a personal level, my highlight for 2016 was successfully nurturing a tiny fragile human being into a happy and healthy little toddler. Her big siblings are doing alright, too, and Romas is still (hopefully happily) married to me, so all is great. Bring it on, 2017 (I mean adventures, not more babies). From a foodie perspective,… Continue reading pão de queijo to ring in the new year

Brazilian · Quick Meals · Salad

avocado cucumber and hearts of palm salad

These friends of ours were roasting a Turkey today and invited some people over for something like a Thanksgiving in September. I was told to bring whatever I felt like making – that is usually the best answer I like hearing when I offer to bring something – another chance to experiment or use what… Continue reading avocado cucumber and hearts of palm salad