Everyday life is the special occasion!

July 31, 2015

In The Mood For

{taking advantage of the early morning breeze to go for walks in the woods nearby}

I admire blogs more and more and have a crescent fixation on instagram. I love getting to see how others view the world around them, how professional/ amateur photographers capture the awe inspiring, and how people turn the every-day-details of life into art. But it is important to find your own voice, to focus  on staying true to yourself and expressing your own creativity and moments of beauty, despite all the inspiration you can get from others.  What’s the point of being like everyone else, just in the interest of gaining popularity? Someone will always have pictures that you envy, lives that you desired, clothes/ houses that you long for but as long as you like your own blog/ feed and it reflects who you are and the message you’re trying to portray, then the number shouldn’t matter. Does that make sense? Have a great weekend ahead. I'm in the mood for...

{having to learn the secrets of a great contouring but finding no art at it}

{wearing bright colours on my lips}

{inspiration for my upcoming new bookcase decór}

{fruit salads as favourite snacks - melon, peach, physalis}

{an addictive new crush that tastes insanely good}

{new kicks for summertime long walks}

July 30, 2015

Summer Salad #7

This easy different lettuce variety salad recipe pairs  blackberries with cottage cheese and roasted almonds and is jut too good to overlook.  Usually we think of fresh berries as something to eat for breakfast or dessert, but here they make an elegant addition to a savory salad with enhanced flavours that ended up blending so well.

  •  lettuce
  •  red lettuce
  •  purple Onion
  •  eggplant
  •  blackberries
  •  cottage cheese
  •  chili
  •  laminated toasted almonds
  •  extra virgin oliveoil
  •  white wine vinegar

  • alface 
  • alface roxa
  • cebola roxa
  • beringela 
  • amoras
  • queijo fresco
  • piripiri
  • amêndoas laminadas torradas
  • azeite 
  • vinagre de vinho branco

Too Good Not To Post It Right Away

July 29, 2015

Homemade Garlic Croutons

Croutons that are super easy, tasty and perfectly crunchy are a go-to at my table or a nice suggestion for a hostess gift if it happens that you are invited over someone for dinner. You want your bread to be at least a day old. It'll be easier to cut and holds it's shape better.Croutons are a great garnish for green salads, spoups or spicy sauces and they are simple and easy to make at home and so much better than store bought ones!

  • 2 baguettes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic
  • parsley

 In a small sauce pan, combine: 100ml extra virgin olive oil, 2 pressed garlic cloves and 1 table spoon of chopped parsley. Heat over medium heat until is hot. Stir to combine then set aside and let the flavors infuse into the oil while you chop your bread. Cut your bread into slices or 3/4″ cubesand don’t remove the crus t because it adds variety and great crunch to these croutons. Transfer to a  large tray.Spread the bread in a single layer and brush the seasoned olive oil over your chopped bread and turn them over on the other side as well so that it has  an even coating of oil. Cover with a foil sheet and bake at 190º for 20 minutes until they are golden brown and crunchy.

  • 2 baguetes
  • azeite virgem extra
  • alhos
  • salsa