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…

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…