On the death penalty

I’m proud to say that Portugal was the first country in the world to abolish the death penalty (starting in 1852 and completely in 1911). There are not many things that Portugal has done first, and I’m proud that this is one of them. Why am I going back in history for a post? Because … (Read on…)

Cooking – round 5

I cooked a couple less interesting things in the meanwhile but one that turned out to be great came, not from Gordon Ramsay, but from Kitchen Stories an amazing app that teaches one how to cook anything step by step> I present to you, the one and only Zucchini (or Courgette) Brownies:

Cooking – round 4

I know it’s not exactly Autumn, but we had fresh vegetables from the Pazar (greens market) and I love any and all pies so I decided to make: Chicken and Autumn Vegetables Pies! We thought we had puff pastry but we were wrong so the recipe took a bit of… improvisation. Here, here (the wine … (Read on…)

Cooking – round 3

For round #3 I went with something from the East: Chickpeas, Cumin and Spinach Koftas with Tahini dressing. Carly said that it was a good day for a salad so she made a nice radish salad to go with it. Here is the result:   And Mr. Ramsay’s take on it: