Apple and caramelised salted nuts ice cream

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The freezer situation in our house has caused a few arguments. We have a small apartment and therefore a small fridge-freezer.
I am completely in control of all food related things in our household: the planning, shopping and making. Not because the husband is not interested, but because I take so much enjoyment out of it, and he obviously does not mind.

Watercolour tea towels

Sunday, 9 October 2016

We've been in this house for over two years now. It's seen us through a wedding, different colour walls and a lot of sleepovers on our sofa. 
We've put a lot of effort into making it the perfect little nook, however everyday I stare at the drawers in our kitchen and feel sad to look at the state of our current tea towels. Beyond stained and tatty, I long for the lovely tea towels at TkMaxx but had to restrain myself, because I had already bought the materials to make my own.

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.
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