Thursday, January 28, 2010 12:09:07 AM
Well, I think spending a whole month without a single post must mean something really bad...
And I'm afraid it is...
The thing is, I've been in a really bad commitment wave to this blog, and I'm afraid I won't be able to dedicate myself to it very shortly...
So, I would just like to leave here a message, thanking all of you who come by often, looking for some new posting from me... And I would also to like to say that I probably won't be posting for the next few weeks... But I do hope that very soon I'll be able to come back to posting frequently here!
Meanwhile, it will be possible to take a look on what I will be doing and cooking and baking in the Portuguese version of Sugar Nut.
Thanks everyone, and see you soon!
Monday, December 28, 2009 9:23:21 PM
I'm late, I'm late! One full day, almost two... Shame on me... And what's worse, one month after I have skipped making the Daring Bakers' Challenge!
But please, these last two months have been crazy for me... at least, I could complete, a little bit late, my Christmas Daring Bakers' Challenge! And Merry Late Christmas, everyone!
The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.
It sure is a challenge, especially for a Brazilian who has never build something such as a house made of gingerbread!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:00:56 AM
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This is another recipe that has its origin deep in the past... A long time ago, talking with Adri (author of Nada Contra o Verso; @adrianaoliveira) via twitter, we were talking about different ingredients and she told me about Lavender. I had seen it before but never tried some, nor knew its flavor! The same way that happened when I baked the Neiman-Marcus Cookies,, we decided we'd make lavender cookies would post our results kind of together! I already had a recipe in on of my books, Baking, but the big challenge this time was finding edible lavender... I couldn't find it in any conventional market here in São Paulo. But luckily, I happened to be able to buy it in the Municipal Market, one day I was fooling around downtown.We decided to really bake these cookies last week! And much more than just baking for herself, Adri addressed her cookies to our Secret Santa! Lucky is her friend! But her gift wasn't only the cookies, but also a home step-by-step video! In my case, I offered some of my cookies as a gift for Nathy, writer of Bistro Prequi blog, whose birthday is next week, but to commemorate, she's throwing a couple of Unbirthday parties!
Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:47:28 PM
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This post is about a recipe that's been a little while since I made it, but this tarte was so good I think I should still post here!
I think it's been two or three months, I was craving for a Tarte Tatin. In fact, I think I came up with this desire since I made the puff pastry for Daring Bakers (which really should be about 3 months now ...).
The fact is that I've always been too lazy to make the caramel layer that usually goes in the bottom of the tarte, which then would turn over to the top. But when I made the pears in syrup (which I just found out they are only in Portuguese, yet), a couple of weeks ago, I decided that was my chance! I used the, thawed my puff pastry, and off I went to my adventure!
Monday, December 7, 2009 1:23:41 AM
After a cold and dark winter in my recent blogging life, I’m finally back to writing. And this time, I make a promise here: write at least 5 posts until Xmas!
Last week was a real rush to me, with some pending issues from my trip to Africa, apart from usual home issues, such as housekeeping and dishwashing... Hehehe
But after lots of work during the week, the weekend was great fun. And the reason for this: a home party for close friends, to celebrate xmas and make a Secret Santa. And continuing our tradition, we had dinner first, then did the Secret Santa (In fact, a Stealing Santa), and finally the dessert!
A quick flash through the menu: Doritto's (excellent snack to entertain) with dips of aioli and cream cheese with herbs. For the “main dish”, if I may call it that way, Hot Dogs: French roll and usual hot dog bread, weenies (beef & pork and chicken), caramelized onions, toasted cashew nuts, mashed potatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.
Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:56:47 PM
So many new stuff, I can barely deal with everything! Now, Internet, telephone and TV are established at home. My new kitchen is almost fully operational (I just lack a blender, microwave oven and some small stuff). The new address is already with most of the important people around me, and I can already host a nice dinner and dessert.
But the newest of all new things is another home... to Sugar Nut blog! But no, I'm not about to abandon this one. The new one will be written in Portuguese. It may have a couple of different posts (mostly related to things from Brazil and my surroundings, so, no need to worry), but I'll try to keep most of the recipes the same, in both blogs!
But before I do keep on with this new project, I must thank everyone who was part of my Blog-life. Thank you, all my friends, who came by, and left a comment. Thank you, all google searchers, who found out something interesting among all the babbling I wrote. Thank you, all adventurers who, not only found my blog in the Internet, but also tried one of the recipes posted here (and sorry, in case it didn't turn out as you wanted to...), and thank you, all food bloggers, who inspired (and still inspire) me, to create this website.
I am really happy to start the new blog, and make it visible to all my friends. Thank you, all. And let the new era begin!