Sunday, 29 March 2015

Basketball

Basketball game at the TD Garden ;)


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Berries Cake

Today I decided to try a different recipe and make a cake. Here is what I did.

Ingredients:
- 4 eggs
- 1 natural yogurt
- 2 tea spoons of blueberry jan
- 2 yogurt cups of sugar
- 4 yogurt cups of flour
- 1 yogurt cup of vegetable oil
- 1 yogurt cup of fresh berries

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Start by mixing the eggs with the sugar and the yogurt. After getting it well mixed add the flour and the oil.
- Add the fresh berries without mixing too much.
- Put in the oven for 35 minutes.

Here is the final result:


Enjoy!

Chocolate

Cacao corner at a Chocolate Factory :) 



Monday, 23 March 2015

Orchid

A more relaxing day, an interesting night and an unexpected gift:


Lemon ginger liqueur

One of my friends made a really tasty liqueur last year and I decided to follow her recipe and prepare one myself. Lets see if I can make it right :)





Ingredients:
80 g fresh ginger
2 lemons
200 g sugar
200 ml water
400 ml alcohol (I used aguardiente)

Preparation:

  1. Peel the ginger and cut it in thin slices.
  2. Wash, dry and peel the lemons. The peels should be free of white.
  3. Squeeze the lemons. Bring 100 ml of lemon juice, water, ginger, lemon peels and sugar to boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and cool down after.
  4. Add the alcohol and pour the mix into a big jar. Seal the jar and let the liqueur rest for 2 weeks at a dry, dark place.
  5. Filter the liqueur and taste it. If it is too spicy for you, adjust with sugar water to suit your taste.
  6. Bottle it.
(font: http://tiltibo.blogspot.pt/2015/03/lemon-ginger-liqueur-homemade.html)


Here is the result for the first steps :)




Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Huge Solar Storm Produces Spectacular Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are one of the most exciting and amazing phenomenon in nature, at least for me. I really enjoy hearing things about it (like the following news) and someday I will watch it live, hopefully. 



Members of the Slooh expedition team have been busy bees this week, setting off to capture a live feed of the Northern Lights on Tuesday and also the total solar eclipse tomorrow from the Faroe Islands. Of course, we’re very grateful to them for bringing us some jaw-dropping footage, and we can’t wait for the big event tomorrow. But in the meantime, if you didn’t manage to catch a glimpse of the awesome live video of the Icelandic aurora, here are some highlights that Slooh has kindly put together:


As you can see, there was an awful lot of activity going on in the sky, which was thanks to an intense geomagnetic storm. 
You can find more in information here: http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-highlights-yesterdays-northern-lights



Thursday, 12 March 2015

Leite Creme Pie

For the ones that saw the Leite Creme recipe I just published a few days ago, here is a pie that I made with that as a filling and decorated with apples :)

Really delicious!


Friday, 6 March 2015

Animal Crackers

A nice video about animals to put a smile on your faces :)



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Bunnies

Wild Bunnies on the Snow!

It is still cold outside but the wild life started coming back to the city.
Yesterday on my way back home I saw these little wild bunnies and I could not resist taking some photos :) 





      




Monday, 2 March 2015

Slurpee Waves Massachusetts

This has been a really snowy Winter and the New England's record cold created the perfect conditions for waves of slush, offering an unusual opportunity to ski on the beach.
Here are some photos of the events: