Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding, also known as STD to the aficionados, is a classic and iconic British dessert that traces its roots back to 19th-century Great Britain. It consists of a dense, soft, moist and sticky cake served with an intensely sweet buttery toffee sauce. The origins of Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe has been a source of…

Alfajores de Maicena

Alfajores de Maicena are sweet treats enjoyed all over Latin America. Although each country has a particular way of preparing and garnishing them, the concept evolves around a shortbread sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche (known in other countries as cajeta, leche quemada, arequipe, among others) and covered in chocolate. Nevertheless, for the Argentinians,…

Brazilian Homey Coffee

The aroma of a freshly-brewed Brazilian coffee is a true inebriant experience. It’s the kind of smell which can make Expat’s memories fly back home and bring to their soul a warm and homey feeling of comfort. This family coffee recipe was kindly shared with us by an Expat friend, Andrea Sealy, who was born in the United…

Black Forest (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte)

You’ve probably tasted or heard about this delicious and outstandingly beautiful cake before, but have you ever tried the traditional German recipe? The dessert is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in Southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liqueur of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart…

Tereré al pomelo (Terere of Grapefruit)

This is a refreshing and healthy beverage to enjoy in the company of your sweetheart or your friends on a lazy Summer weekend afternoon. Tereré or Tererê is an infusion of yerba mate (botanical name Ilex paraguariensis), similar to mate but prepared with cold juice or water rather than with hot. It’s highly consumed in…

Pholourie

There are just some foods that evoke feelings of happiness and nostalgia, inevitably causing waves of pleasant memories to wash over you. Pholourie is one such snack for me. I was born and raised in Trinidad, and this snack was a favorite at parties and family gatherings. But the fondest memory it rushes back to me…

It’s Pimm’s time!

There is just no Summer drink more quintessentially British than Pimm’s. This gin-based spirit with herbal botanicals and spices is typically served with fizzy lemonade and garnished with fruit, cucumber and fresh mint. It’s intimately connected with the British Summer, especially at events like Ascot and Wimbledon. Pimm’s No.1 was created in 1823 by James…

Brigadeiro

Brazilians and fellow expats who lived in Brazil have had a long-standing love affair with this chocolate treat. It’s called Brigadeiro (bri-ga-DAY-roo) aka brazilian chocolate truffles or brazilian fudge balls ( I personally called it “diet plan exterminator” or “gourmet xanax”). Once you let this silky, chocolatey, chewy treat melt in your mouth, you will wonder how…

Cheese Sfiha

The new school year is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to pack in your little ones’ lunch boxes as you send them off to new adventures! While preparing my own list of options for my little one, this cheese sfiha recipe crossed my mind and fond memories of my…

Refreshing Pineapple Mint Juice

Survive the hot, summer days with this delicious and nutritious juice! With the sweet, tropical pineapple, and the refreshingly cool mint, this juice hits the spot for quenching thirst. This fruit is enjoyed as a tropical delight by many and is often known for its festive Pina Colada treat and Caribbean flavor. But pineapple is actually indigenous to Brazil,…

Tan Boosting Brazilian Juice

  Boost your tan – and your health – with this tasty and colorful orange carrot juice! This delicious blend is the Brazilians’ little summer secret for a gorgeous tan and luminous skin. It’s the perfect match because its nutrients work in harmony delivering great benefits: the carrot contains sugar that softens the acidity of the orange,…