Monthly Archives: December 2010

Good Old Vegetable Soup

Now that Christmas is over and New Year’s Day is around the corner, nothing is more comforting than a hot vegetable soup. Warming up the stomach and preparing it for the rest of the meal. It can be a perfect … Continue reading

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Let it Snow

The white. The green. The brown. The grey. The red. The cold transparent water flow. The bright light. The untouched achromatic fluffiness on a clear blue sky.   Dark days of Winter? Doesn’t seem so. Within this mountain travel, There … Continue reading

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The countdown to Christmas has started! As a special treat for the holiday, I’m honored to present to you the rabanadas, a traditional dessert eaten at Christmas time, very popular in the North of Portugal. Since I was little, I … Continue reading

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This is my favorite photo from last week’s vacation. The horse is absolutely portentous, statuesque, magnificent. It is surely the ultimate punctum of this captured moment, as defined by Roland Barthes in his “Camera Lucida”. The colors are very autumnal, … Continue reading

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Roasted Chestnuts

Arriving home after a week’s vacation in the snow, through the mountains and around three states obviously means that I was needing some super food to get back to the home sweet home routine. Reinvigorated, ready for other kind of … Continue reading

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Christmas King’s Cake (Bolo-Rei)

King’s cake is a traditional Christmas dessert that can be found in any bakery or pastry shops in Portugal, and it’s commonly eaten between Christmas and the Kings Day on 6th of January. It’s a sweet bread, filled with various … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

On a day like this… … I watched the first demonstration flight for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, which will provide cargo flights to the International Space Station from my balcony. What an awesome launch at 10:43 a.m.! … Continue reading

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