26 January 2014

Things I love

1 - Delicious vegetable curry + basmati rice.

3 - Flea markets and their random display of vintage items for sale (and bargain).

3 - Cats and their infinite capacity to find extremely confortable positions and places to nap on.

The first glimpses of Spring

The first glimpses of Spring blossoming outside.

More variety of flowers displayed in florists.

And even In the shops I noticed a long awaited come back of floral prints.

We're almost there...

24 January 2014

Familiar places to walk, new things seen

The light was so bright today! Every water drop seemed to glow in the sun.

Even this hotel, newly painted in a bold lavender colour, stood out in a way it never did before.

Found a new place to have tea with friends in a future visit to this area.

Noticed a vintage advert to a classical portuguese toothpaste. 

Did bit of window shopping - these are two of my favourite haberdasheries. Lots of nice stuff.    

Not bad for a break of 1 hour and a half!

18 January 2014

An unexpected walk: enjoying a break in these rainy days

The weather decided to give Lisbon a break and indulged us (sun-accustomed-inhabitants) with a mild afternoon. It was enough to get us going, walking towards the river, just in time for the sunset.
Feels good to walk the city again.

17 January 2014

Cooking again, after a while

A rainy day is a good excuse to try out a new recipe. It worked out wonderfully. I love brocolli!

Crunchy Brocolli Pie (serves 6)
1 unbaked pie shell
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
4 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups almond milk (normal milk can be used if preferred)
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 175 deg (C). Over medium heat pour the olive oil in large saucepan.
Add onion, garlic and broccoli. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. 
Spoon vegetables into pie shell and sprinkle with cheese. Combine eggs and milk.
Season with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until centre comes out clean

12 January 2014

New Year Resolutions

1 - to learn new skills and perfect recently learned ones!

2 - to eat less (delicious) crapy food.

3 - to believe new projects will come true... soon enough!