martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

My first stew

I have been craving for a pot of hot stew, such a comforting dish suited for a rainy evening. I had my eye on this recipe from one of my french cuisine books (not the last purchase, though). 

It is called Boeuf Bourguignon, a bit famous! 

But I might be insulted by a french cook: Basically I used the very same ingredients but cheated a little because unlike the original recipe, I used the slow cooking pot instead

Some tropical improvising! Ha! 

(It´s blackberry sauce)

It all goes in, looking good together!

And then just have to wait, and wait

And wait...Right Clara? 

She sits besides me trying not to fall asleep every time I cook

Oh here´s a preview!

And since we were already in the kitchen why not baking the dessert in advance?

Chocolate cake it is!

I can not explain how good the whole house smells!
 I´ll share both recipes with you as soon as I know if it worked out!

domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

At the market

When I saw these two I knew I had to take their picture, they seem  very nice people, they grow onions and garlic and go sell it to the market every week.

I asked her to open her eyes a little for one more picture and this is how it turned out!

Isn´t she cute?

I hope you had a lovely weekend.


jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2011

Mastering the art...

Look what I've got!


See how pretty it is on the inside

I won´t be doing this one, I´m sure!

But wish me luck with the rest!

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2011

Crazy eleven!


It was a fun birthday party and that´s all I have to say about it!

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

A borrowed season

Hello everyone!

I've been really absent lately, the reason is I am working a lot, I was very sick last week, there was my son's birthday party and on top of everything I decided to study again so I go to the university 3 nights a week. A bit exhausting!

I might share recent pictures with you soon, but right now just wanted to say I need time and I'm sure you'd understand. You'll see, this is my favorite part of the year when autumn fills blogland with comfort food, warm colors and new decore! I love that halloween comes, then thanksgiving, my birthday and finally christmas! 

So I really need to slow down, set my priorities and flow with the season. I know there is not a chance of autumn here in the tropics! Actually we are at the highest point of our rainy season but from October to December I just feel like baking, decorating, I also want to do some crafting and most of all I want to share food and spend a nice time with friends and family around the table...And the idea of fall is sooo inspiring!

The photos are via Melaine's blog,Lissa's blog and Country Living.

Have a nice monday!

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2011

Circus party!

My son´s birthday is coming next week and I am thinking Circus.
Well, he suggested it and I´m so excited! Here are some inspiring ideas

La próxima semana mi hijo cumple años y se nos ocurrió que el tema de la fiesta fuera como una feria, estoy emocionadísima con la decoración! Vean estas ideas inspiradoras

Thank´s to the talented Kara´s Party Ideas!!!
Gracias a la talentosa Kara´s Party Ideas!!!