Brazilian adventures #2

So many weeks have pasted since my first two posts, excuses…. Life…! I need to update about Brazil!

We’ll it was a very interesting trip. As you know I went to ‘help’ a family cook while on holiday. So there house was amazing, such a gorgeous view…

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There’s the large White House!

My day started about 7.30 every day, making pancakes for the kids and fresh fruit, the oldies surfaced a bit later for spicy scrambled eggs (red onion, fresh tomatoes, fresh coriander, dry coriander and cumin) or soufflé omelette.

Shopping then needed to be done, the local supermarket or down to the fish market (earlier the better) to buy lobster, cray fish, some large white fish (?) with my non existent Brazilian! The main meal of the day tended to be around 3pm as the heat started to go out of the sun. I taught the nanny some Asian recipies; prawn Thai green curry, butter chicken, chicken masala curry, potato tikis, tandoori lobster, hari chutney, beef satay….

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The fish was superb, if only I new what it was… Made an amazing ceviche dish from a recipe I found in The Times before I went by Gaston Acurio, yum.

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The evenings were pretty quite, so of course time for crochet and caipirinhas! I’ve started making a baby blanket for my good friend Beth who is due in September. I’ve used a granny square pattern from Lavender and Wild Rose blog spot: http://www.lavenderwildrose.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/vintage-flower-bag.html

It’s a really lovely blog with some gorgeous crochet and musings 🙂

We’ll the blanket is coming along….

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I also made a start on the flowers for my bridesmaids coat hangers that will hold their kimono dressing gowns for the morning 🙂

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Well after fresh coconuts on the beach, a couple of hours on Cococabana Beach and a gaze up at ‘the Christ’ it was time to come home to a Jon waiting with flowers and hit cross buns, I love that boy 🙂

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Wedding craft updates soon x

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