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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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Codfish Pie with Spinach (Empadão de Bacalhau com Espinafres)

Among the 1001 ways to prepare codfish, baking it as a ‘pie’ dish is a favorite at our house. The children love it and that includes an eleven month old who eats uncountable spoons of the recipe presented here. Cod is considered a light fish with white and flaky flesh rich in high-quality protein and […]

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Pão de Deus – Sweet Bread

Pão de Deus can be translated into “God’s Bread”. It is a brioche-kind of soft roll with a coconut topping just lightly sweetened and toasted in the oven. Sublime and heavenly are good words to describe it. Part of the Portuguese rich cuisine, any bakery in the country offer this delicacy from North to South. […]

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Eggless Carrot Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting

Today I received a happy e-mail from my cousin in Portugal. My grandmother is turning 100 years by the end of December and that’s certainly the perfect reason to celebrate a life. One hundred! I’m delighted with the news. She is my only grandparent alive and the only great-grandmother to my daughter and to my […]

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Olive Spread

Lately I haven’t been in a writing mode. Well, probably you noticed already since my posts are showing up with more temporal spacing between them. First it was due to the pregnancy fatigue but now I’m feeling a little better. However something has changed in this space of time. All the turmoil that is going […]

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Delicious Wordflux Interviewed by Season with Spice

There are many valuable reasons for blogging. One of the greatest is to interact with people from all over the world. It’s an everyday learning process and an inspiration to discover new worlds. This crowd of people connects with each other and shares amazing stories and, in what concerns to food, welcomes the whole world […]

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Caipiroska Rhymes with Summer Nights

In honor of summertime I made a caipiroska. It’s a variation of the Brazilian cocktail caipirinha using vodka instead of cachaca. It is very popular during summer nights in Portugal, especially around the beach-side bars from North to South. Once during a vacation in the Barcelona coastline, me and a friend prepared both a caipirinha […]

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Tomato Rice

I was planning to be in Portugal this Easter. For a variety of reasons I had to delay my trip. When I was breaking the news to my parents, whom have been anxiously waiting for the visit, my mom remind me: “I still have the tomatoes your uncle brought to us a while ago. I […]

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Salted Cod with Cream (Bacalhau com Natas)

Salted Cod or bacalhau is probably the most traditional ingredient you can find in Portugal, especially during holiday seasons. Considered a delicacy, there are 1001 ways to cook this dried and salted codfish, and everybody knows the best quality kind comes from Norway. Naturally, Portugal is the world biggest importer of the country’s national dish, […]

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Lemon Meringue Cookies with Chocolate (Suspiros)

Everytime I make a dessert involving many egg yolks, I end up wondering what to do with all the egg whites left. If I think about all the benefits, I certainly don’t want to waste the part of the egg that is fat-free and a rich source of high-quality protein, important minerals and vitamins. So, […]

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