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November 2013


Christmas decoration ideas

Tomorrow is the 1st of December, the first Advent Sunday and a great day to start decorating our homes for Christmas. It is not the time yet for a tree, but we can already display candles, an advent calendar and many other Christmas decorations.…

November 30, 2013

Healthy zucchini muffins

Today I will share with you my friend Monica’s healthy zucchini muffins recipe. Ingredients (12 portions) 500 g fresh grated zucchini 1 teaspoon of salt 250 g brown sugar 175 ml sunflower oil 3 eggs 300 g flour 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate ¼ teaspoon…

November 26, 2013

Gift ideas for tennage girls

Yesterday we had the first snow of the year and this is a sign that Christmas is just around the corner… There are less than five weeks until the holidays and it is time to write a gift list and start shopping before the…

November 23, 2013

Rainy afternoon cake

It is so cold, dark and humid outside… There is nothing better than a fresh homemade piece of cake on a rainy afternoon. Today I would like to share a recipe of my husband’s favorite homemade cake with you. Walnut cake Ingredients 150 g…

November 19, 2013

Make Christmas card: Check!

Instead of buying ready Christmas cards, why not make them yourself this year? I have already started making my cards and today I will share “the recipe” with you. Supplies: Festive blank cards and envelopes Christmas gift paper Scissor or box cutter Ruler Glue…

November 16, 2013

Almond cookies

I have just made delicious Almond cookies and would like to share my recipe with you. Ingredients (30 cookies) 200 g grated almond 140 g of sugar 2 egg whites 2 teaspoons of almond extract Directions 1. Line baking tray with baking paper and preheat…

November 15, 2013

A permanent and easy advent calendar

Advent calendars are such a fun way for kids to countdown to Christmas. I have never made an advent calendar on my own, actually I have never bought one for myself before because this is not a Christmas tradition in Brazil. This year I…

November 12, 2013

Christmas cookies recipe

Winter is around the corner… With winter comes the holidays and with the holidays come Christmas cookies 🙂 I just love homemade Christmas cookies and this year I will be baking and decorating some of them for my friends. Do you have many Christmas…

November 9, 2013

A bela Lisboa

Last weekend I took my husband to Lisbon. We had such a great time exploring this historical city which reminds so much of where I grew up in Brazil… If you are planning to visit Lisbon soon, here is what you can’t miss: Take tram…

November 8, 2013

My Christmas checklist

We are only seven weeks away from Christmas and I’ve promised myself to be more organized and plan the holidays in advance this year. Therefore, I have put together a checklist with the most important tasks to an unstressed holiday season. During the countdown,…

November 5, 2013