Jubilant cherry


Cherry season is here! Just look at this jubilant gorgeous cherry!                                     “Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things(…)”  ♪                                                                                                               Nancy Sinatra – Summer Wine 



Oh tangerine, oh tangerine




Peaches, pears, oranges,
strawberries, cherries, figs,
apples, melon, watermelon,
oh, music of my senses,
pure pleasure of the tongue;
let me speak now
of a fruit that fascinates me,
with the flavour, with the hues,
with the fragrance of its syllables:
oh tangerine, oh tangerine.


Pêssegos, peras, laranjas,
morangos, cerejas, figos,
maçãs, melão, melancia,
ó música de meus sentidos,
pura delícia da língua;
deixai-me agora falar
do fruto que me fascina,
pelo sabor, pela cor,
pelo aroma das sílabas:
tangerina, tangerina.

Eugénio de Andrade, Portuguese poet (1923-2005)

Portuguese Treat


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”


If you ever come to Portugal you must try this delicious treat: pastel de nata.

It’s a very simple custard tart but a symbol of our country’s pastry abroad. You can eat them hot sprinkled with cinnamon with an espresso. 

I’ve read that it is sold in cities around the world like London or Shangai.

It is believed that pastel de nata was created by the monks of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Around 1837 they were struggling with financial difficulties and they started to sell to the public these amazing treats!