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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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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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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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Mangoland Series: Mango with Greek Yogurt

What kind of breakfast do you usually have? I’m questioned about this often and some people may wonder why I don’t have many breakfast posts. The reason is as simple as my regular kind of breakfast. I’m basically a yogurt kind of girl. Well, let me explain better. Unless I’m on vacation in some nice […]

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Mangoland Series: Mango Salsa

This week I’m featuring another mango recipe with our juicy local mangoes. My daughter helped me to prepare this dish. If you ask her, she will name all the ingredients as she passes me each one: mango, pineapple, tomato, pepper, parsley, lime. Exactly like this, only in Portuguese. “Of course”, she would say, this time […]

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Lime-Lemon Sorbet

I know. It’s seems I’ve been a little absent these days. Can I excuse myself with the summertime slow down period? After all, isn’t August the prime time for vacation? It used to be, at least in Portugal where many companies and the Parliament closed for the month and will return in September together with […]

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Mangoland Series: Tropical Skewers

What a Summer it is! The thermometer in the balcony has just reached 114 F. It feels like someone turned on a sauna outside 24 hours a day. I’m certainly not a good Floridian on this, I just can’t stand this kind of heat. So, while I’m feeling uncomfortable breathing whenever I leave any air […]

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Mangoland Series: Mango Ice-cream Pie

“Alright”, he said. “I can have a piece.” He was quite a bit distracted by whatever he was doing on his phone, while relaxing on the big brown couch in the office room, so he didn’t glance the plate I was offering until it was right in front of his eyes. I noticed his pupils […]

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Mangoland Series: Mango Sorbet

These mangos are sold straight from the trees. Normally, the stands are set right under a shadow of a big mango tree, showing us the fruit hanging in all its splendor. That is one of the best things about buying local Merritt Island mangos. Therefore, they are well ripened and tasty, fruity and deliciously sweet. […]

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Mangoland Series: Mango Ice-cream

This post starts a series dedicated to mangoes. It also marks one year of blogging: yes, it’s my first blogversary! One of my first posts was dedicated to mangoes. More exactly our local mangoes, from Merritt Island. What better way to celebrate one year than featuring a delicious tropical fruit? This mangoland series will be […]

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