Feb 18, 2009

Hey, you!

Yes, I am talking to you!

Stop waiting for the perfect time. Stop trying to find excuses. Stop foolling yourself. There'll never be a perfect time.

Make tomorrow, today.

Feb 11, 2009

swimming lessons

More than 20 years since I last attended a swimming lesson, I got back to the pool today.

Every single muscle of my body screams in pain (even the little ones I NEVER thought I had)...

I can't hardly wait for tomorrow to find out new muscles in pain...

We listened to lots of Lloyd Cole and had an amazing Lamb Burger for lunch. However I'm too tired to even go after the camera and post pictures.

Worst of all...back to work now (is this an appropriate time for an honest woman to work - 12:38 a.m.?)

Feb 9, 2009

not a cooking blog, but I'll try it

Again, I'll try to commit on keeping this place updated.

This is what happened around here today:


Couscous with smoked trout and green apple


pumpkin and green apple cream

tomato and anchovie salsa


Rumpletistekin (in Portuguese)

See you all tomorrow

Nov 28, 2008

Queen Sylvia of Sweden

I had my fifteen minutes to feel just like a queen. Queen Sylvia of Sweden, more precisely. Or maybe Mother Teresa, or all these people who dedicate their lives to care for others.

An area in the South of Brazil is suffering with floods and storms. Thousands of people lost everything, not to mention those who died. I had to do something.

In partnership with a neighbor who works for a company in that area, we planned a campaign to receive donations.

The response has been amazing, and we even got a small spot on the media.

Queen Sylvia must feel like this with her work at Childhood...


I am thankful for the fact that this semester is almost over.

Kids got sick all the time, and that is pretty tiring. F had scarlet fever twice, C had it once, F had a crisis of urticaria, followed by terrible soar throat... And now C's got the flu, soar throat again and all.

Not to mention the dog's operation and now an allergic crisis.

In the middle of all this, I still had to work, we decided to repurpose our home- office into a TV room, which required remodelling the studio (to include my portion of the home-office) - Pictures on a later date.

Everything is falling into place now.
And I am truly thankfull for that.

Nov 26, 2008

Xmas countdown

Our Xmas party is coming.
Dec 13 is right around the corner and there's still SO MUCH to do...

It's always stressful, but I love it.
And in the end, all ends well. Always. No matter what.

We're having about 60 people over this year. Lots of champagne, finger food, and good music.

Nov 7, 2008

in the kitchen

Things have been busy in our kitchen lately. Beet-bread, banana bread, strawberry and rhubarb jam, yoghurt are some of the things we prepared this week.
And now, as I prepare chicken stock, in a hint of a second I was brought back to my childhood days.
After setting the huge pan to start the ever-so-slow cooking process I came back to work on a huge project due this afternoon. Despite of throughly washing my hands in an attempt to get rid of the mixed scent of raw meat, onion, garlic, and everything, I sit on the computer and such a familiar smell hits my nose. And THAT is comforting. The childhood days spent near the stove at home, at grandma's farm, and all the kitchens held dear in my memory, come back in a flash.

What can be more comforting than knowing that your following such a familiar ritual? The setting would be perfect if only I had the time to bake a cake...