Friday, July 02, 2010

The comfort & the blessing of food

:: outside :: winter season , blue sky, orchids are the beautiful ornament in the garden...

and ...

:: inside ::

This is my new toy that Edu brought to me some weeks ago and finally last weekend I had the chance to use it and here I´ll show you the result of this simple but handful "toy" that makes...

CHURROS !!! Would you like to try some?

She is testing my sample!!! And she approves and eats some more. Inside I put "doce de leite" , it´s common here in Brazil, it tastes like a condensed milk but very creamy and yummy!!

And then I had to try this Jamie Oliver´s Apple Pie recipe that was my little girl´s delight ( mostly before eating it) , I think kids love THIS part of making the dough, don´t they? Especially when you add lots of butter...


As we measure each ingredient and we mix them I feel the magic of cooking together, talking about everything, silly things, laughing , the way it involves ourselves into a nice talk and cleaning ( by the way, lots of cleaning ), it makes me feel the comfort of being there and lots of more good times to come ahead.

And then the green apples, yummy!!! Of course she tried these , too!!!


And, tada ,it baked exactly how I imagined , so perfect and that makes me feel so good!

Our kitchen and the living room had this delicious scent in the air, apple pie smells so good! This is a true blessing, to have food on the table, beyond that, with a helping hand that turned this food so sweet.

And my little helper , my particular "Oompa Loompa" painting my new table-to -be that will be used in the studio. This old wooden board was under our tatami at our former house and now we don´t use it anymore because I wanted a sofa to sit on! I guess I´m getting old...


Later on I´ll post some pictures of this table in the studio but for now, I leave to you this beautiful orchid , real treasure of the nature that grew right on our palm tree, so exuberant ...

Well, I am grateful for all of these blessings: the food, the life in family , what nature offers to us, friends,

Wishing you a very peaceful weekend with your loved ones and thank you for coming here!

Comments

15 comments:

meaningfulmothering said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love Orchids they are by far my favorite flower.
Cooking with little ones makes the food taste so much better doesn't it.
Holly

jacqueline said...

Dearest Mina, this is such a sweet post! I am a huge fan of comfort food and it looks like your little girl was having such fun baking! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Ana Matusita said...

Cozinhar com os pequenos por si só já é um presente, né?
Hoje fiquei olhando meu pequeno e me deu vontade de curtir cada minuto,porque o tempo é cruel pras mães... passa tão rápido...
bj, ana

Lori ann said...

So sweet! what a lovely post Mina, it made me sigh with remembering. When my children were small they were included in many cooking and baking sessions. And your so right, it creates a bond that lasts a lifetime. Camilla is the most darling helper and she is so very lucky to have you.

Have a most wonderful weekend my dear friend.
xoxo lori

皇銘 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Sweet bug said...

Ai que delicia de brinquedo!! I love the ones we have here at home too. The apple pie @-@ I'm with an eye on them. Hihihi!! Wish your house was closer. Hihihi!! Have fun!!

Mina said...

Holly: Kids are the best thing in the world!! And cooking with them makes everything so fun!! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Jacqueline: I wonder what you´ve been creating and in a few minutes I´ll visit you! Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Ana: Concordo com você, o importante é aproveitar o máximo que pudermos e curtir cada minuto com nossos filhos não é mesmo? beijos, querida.

Lori: Being a mother teaches me so much and I learn a lot from my daughter Camila, thank you for your words. Have a wonderful week and I hope your finger is better.

Mina said...

Andrea: I wish we lived closer , too Andrea!!! Have a great Sunday!

Vanessa Maurer said...

Quantos tesouros tem em sua casa... que bom te ver feliz assim... Beijocas

Angela said...

What a beautiful, warm post, Mina! I am standing right with you in your kitchen, smiling at Camila`s fun in making the dough! Create memories, that is the best you can do for your child! I bet she will do the same thing with her children one day! Love from Germany! (Sorry for your team, but now you can shout for Germany!)

jacqueline said...

Dearest Mina, i hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was nice but 2 days are just too short for me to really enjoy and work on my projects. I hope you are having a good week so far! Love to you and yours!

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sonia said...

minaaaaa, é uma torta de maçã né????????/ quero a receita menina...............de verdade tá?
e que delicia de lambuzeira de dedos ,hummmmmmmmm
tá tudo lindo,e pena que eu não entenda mesmo o que tá escrito,hauahauhaha
ainda tenho muito o que aprender menina :)))))))))))))
bjos sosso

Mina said...

Van: Obrigada querida, tenha um ótimo dia! beijos.

Angela: I´m so glad that we have the chance to share my life with my daughter this way. Thank you for coming, I would love to have a cup of coffee with you, here in my house!

Jacqueline: I wish you find yourself enjoying your weekend, too! Love to you!!

Sonia: Pode deixar, vou tentar scanear a receita do livro do Jamie e eu te envio aliás a Carmen também me pediu. Beijos!

Beti Copetti said...

Um aparelho para rechear churros!!! Mas que maravilha! Adoro churros!!!