There's this simple lemon tea you can get in Portugal if you don't feel like coffee or actual tea, called lemon "carioca". Did you know the less white you have on the lemon peel the less bitter it is? A really interesting friend told me this tidbit.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This weekend, back before my ankle was sprained :(, I went on a day-long hike with 30 other Lisbon youth group leaders. At least I used to have a youth group... I'm not really sure what happened there.
Portugal might have lots of bad things, but at least every inch of it seems to be beautiful and green and on the coast.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I am temporarily living in my sister's house, while my new house is being prepared, and I have a new furry roommate. She is the real star of the show and I can't imagine life in this house before her. Inside cats or dogs are so much fun. Koshka ("cat" in Russian...she is a Russian Blue) has a wide range of hobbies: looking out the window and wishing she could catch some pigeons, intently watching people cook, hiding behind the curtain and attacking your feet when they pass by and rolling around and purring loudly for you to pet her when you get home.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
My new grocery bag...
It made me happy, walking home in the cool shade with a bag full of food.
It's a traditional pattern from the north of Portugal, "Lencinho dos namorados" and it says (in rhyme), "Go bag in my hand, go run to the village. Go show my love his filling/parcel of joy."