Weekend in Lisbon – Day 1

In the last few months I haven’t had much time to travel, given that I’ve been working also during weekends. I did manage to escape for 2 days to visit a city I had never been to: Lisbon. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and I have to admit I didn’t know what to expect…

Pastel de Nata

The Pastel de Nata is a traditional portuguese egg tart that you can find everywhere around Lisbon. The original recipe was created by the Jerònimos Monastery, in Santa Maria de Belem in 1837, and sold as a way to make the monastery survive after the liberal revolution. Today you can still taste the original, unchanged, secret recipe…

Kamakura

I hadn’t heard much about Kamakura, other than about the large Buddha that rests here, and I was pleasantly surprised. The city is actually extremely important in Japanese history as here is where the Shogunate and the Regency seat was located from 1192, when the first shogun established himself,  to 1333: the Kamakura Period. The…

Pumpkin Pie

Another all American recipe is of course one of this season’s favourites: the pumpkin pie. It is such a delicious and simple recipe to make, and it’s also quite healthy (or that is what I like to tell myself)! To think that a few years ago I didn’t like pumpkin… so many years of pumpkin pies…