Everyday life is the special occasion!

May 30, 2014

In The Mood For

{organizing my daily routine products for a more effective and easy access/ usage rotation during the week}

And here we are, finally kicking off to Summer, with a very lousy weather but full of hope for better weather really soon!I don't mind that I have almost zero plans for the upcoming weekend because if the sun decides to shine bright again it will leave me with endless possibilities for much appreciated spontaneous activities!I hope you have all a very relaxed weekend. I'm in the mood for...

{on the hunt for a classical, fresh striped pyjamas}

{wearing jeans, red nails and lots of gold dainty rings}

{experimenting with loose beachy waves for a sultry sexy look}

{buying a new pair of high heels in nude pinkish tones to attend a summer wedding}

{having the first cherries of the year at every meal for dessert}

{decorating the house with freshly picked flowers from the garden}

May 29, 2014

Strawberry & Red Fruits Bavaroise

Taking advantage of the strawberry season and the fact that we were attending two birthday parties the past weekend I decided to bake something easy, wonderfully scented and tasty and that would please our kind hosts and their guests. This is a delicous, refreshing and  light dessert  that I garantee you will pove irresistible!

  •  300gr of  strawberries 
  •  100gr sugar 
  • ½ dl milk  
  • 3 sheets of gelatine  
  • 200ml of whipped cream with 3 tablespoons sugar

Cut the strawberries into small pieces and reduce them to puree. Add sugar and let it boil for 5 minutes - stirring in the meantime. Remove from heat, let cool and add the milk.
Place the gelatine sheets for 2 minute soaked  in cold water, then drain them and bring to medium heat until melted. Add the melted gelatin to the mixture and add the whipped cream with 3 tablespoons sugar. Put the red fruits at the bottom of a small bowl to cool until it solididifies (preferably overnight). Garnish with red fruits and serve chilled.

  • 300gr de morangos
  • 100gr de açúcar ½ dl de leite
  • 3 folhas de gelatina
  • 200ml de natas batidas com 3 colheres de açúcar

Corte os morangos em pedaços pequenos e reduzir a puré.Junte o açúcar e leve ao lume, deixando ferver 5 minutos  - entretanto vá mexendo o tacho.Retire do lume, deixe amornar e adicione o leite.
Colocar as folhas de gelatina 2 minutos de molho em água fria, escorrer e levar ao lume até derreter. Junte a gelatina derretida ao preparado e adicione as natas batidas com as 3 colheres de açúcar. Coloque frutos vermelhos no fundo de uma taça leve ao frio até solidificar (preferencialmente de um dia para o outro). Enfeite com frutos vermelhos e sirva bem gelado.

Too Good Not To Post It Right Away

May 28, 2014

Shrimp & Sea Food Omelette

Mostly I eat out during the week, often at my workplace and seldom at the restaurant, but whenever I have the chance I drop by my place to have a home cooked meal, even if it is as quick as this seafood omelette, that is equally tasty and satisfying. It requires no handy skills, only fresh and good ingredients!

Ingredients [for 2]:

  • shrimp
  • sea fruits
  • a pinch of salt
  • chili
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 eggs 
  • parsley
  • cheese from the Azores "Queijo da Ilha"
  • garlic
  • onion

Put the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the shrimp and the sea fruit, seasoned with chopped onion, garlic, chili and a pinch of salt. I a bowl mix the eggs with the parsley and beat well. Add the cheese . Pour this dough over the frying pan and let cook. Serve hot.