Chocolate yoghurt cake

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


It has been more than a month since my last post. It was not planned - I said I was going to do a whole month of Brazilian food to celebrate the Olympics - but it did not turned out that way. 
After a break in Cornwall and then a string of family members coming over to stay, it felt like I left life up in the air, and when I arrived back home it all came crashing down. You know, piles of unopened letters, cleaning to do, I couldn't even start to think about recipes for the blog. In fact this has been the first week in a whole month that I have opened my computer.

Cajuzinho (almond fudge)

Thursday, 28 July 2016


My grandma left Italy in her early twenties to move to Brazil with her fiancé, my grandad. My grandad never stepped foot in Italy again, my grandma only went back a few times. 
Although my grandma's accent still has strong italian vowels, she has immersed herself  into the culture of her adopted country. She loves having papaya for breakfast, tends to her own jabuticaba trees and watches telenovelas. Her cooking has retained strong Italian roots, but most of her original recipes now often take typical Brazilian ingredients.

Jamaican cloudy lemonade

Tuesday, 12 July 2016


One of the perks of being a nurse for the National Health System is the good amount of days you get to book off. So I have booked all of my days off up until early next year, which left me feeling a little restless. I want to travel.
I have been pestering my husband for us to go away at every opportunity, however unlike me he has both his feet firmly on the ground. The bank account won't stretch that far this year. So I have been feeling like the upset kid that won't be allowed to have chocolate before dinner.

Classic vinaigrette

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Let's not talk about Brexit today. Let's talk about how to make classic vinaigrette. 
I have always been confused when I have searched for vinaigrette recipes I get a liquid version of it, like a salad dressing.
That's not the version I grew up to love.

Paleo coconut macaroons

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

There's a lot of changes in my life. We are leaving the city for the countryside, hoping for better quality of life. Moving houses is like a full time job and it leaves you with very little time. This has had a huge impact on our diet and we have been searching for recipes that include all the ingredients we have leftover on our fridge and cupboards.
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