Clementine Bundt Cake

Oh citrus season, I’ll eat you up I adore you so! I enjoy to head to the grocery store and find an abundance of tangerines, clementines and blood oranges. I could go on with the varieties: cara cara, mandarin, grapefruit… sweet, semi-sweet or more tart all the flavors are welcome, as are the colors orange, […]

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

 The mornings arrive with a crisp chilly air. When we leave the house a warm jacket is needed, sometimes gloves and hats too. If is not raining, and often it isn’t, we enjoy a brisk walk with our faces cold. Nature is always in full mode no matter what the day brings. Winter birds are busy flying […]

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Amelia Bedelia’s Blueberry Muffins

Let me start saying that I don’t really know Amelia Bedelia’s blueberry muffins recipe. By the way, do you know who is Amelia Bedelia? She’s currently a favorite at our house. We’ve been reading all her books (children books, age range 4-8) every night at story time and giggling until our belly hurts. This funny literal-minded girl, […]

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A Garden Tale and… Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

He looked around and couldn’t believe what was seeing. How could this be? It’s so big! It’s unstoppable! Behind him, children was chasing each other and playing happily, indifferent to his reaction. The soil under his feet was dry, thirsty for water that was taking too long to arrive. The sun was claiming his neck […]

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Flag Cake

Happy 4th of July! Today I made this patriotic cake to celebrate the Independence Day. This is an oldie recipe of this Tres Leches Cake, with an updated decoration. The combination of the deliciously moist cake with the cream and berries on top is sublime. I almost didn’t add any sugar to the cream, since […]

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Sunny Summer

Have you been outside today? It’s a sunny day around here! So, wherever you are, here’s a beauty sunflower to light up your day. Do me a favor and make it a great one!

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5 things I like about Santa Rosa

The Portuguese newspaper Publico published a small article in their weekend magazine Fugas featuring my five favorite things about Santa Rosa CA. Here I leave you with the english version of my top choices. 1 . Quality of Life Santa Rosa provides the feeling of living in the country inside the city. The Mediterranean climate, similar to […]

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Lisboa, a bridge to San Francisco

“Every morning breaks in the same place, There are no mornings over cities, or mornings over the country. When the day breaks, when the light shudders as it rises All places are the same place, all lands are the same, And the freshness that rises is eternal.” (From Acordar da Cidade de Lisboa, Mais Tarde […]

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Silent View

One photo, one moment One day, one place One view, one wonder!

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Top Ten Recipes

And the winner is… sweet or savory? Scroll down through the top ten recipes and find out which one is number 1! 10. Tomato Rice 9.  Pão de Deus – Sweet Bread 8. Eggless Carrot Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting 7. Mango Ice-cream Pie 6. Homemade “Snickers” Chocolate Cake 5. Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk […]

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