domingo, 31 de dezembro de 2017

Chinese Tsingtao beer

Hi. Here in Lisbon (and I suppose all over the world) there is for sale in the Chinese restaurants Tsingtao Chinese beer. Here it costs about 2,50€ a bottle. But it's just a really great beer. Thanks :)

domingo, 24 de dezembro de 2017

Chicken soup

Hi. We got here in Portugal a soup that we call here "canja", and there is no exact translation for english. It's just a portuguese word. It's just a chicken soup. You boil the chicken really well in much water, and you also put in a peeled oignon that is boiled at the same time that the chicken; and then you remove the boiled chicken. With a dowel. Then in the water that was used to boil the chicken, that you don't throw away, you put in a container (maybe plastic), you boil rice. The chicken has to be boiled in like a lot of water, so when the chicken is already boiled, the water that remains, that was the water used to boil the chicken, is enough to make a soup. In that water you boil maybe 1/2kg of rice. You put some salt. And after maybe 10 minutes, the time it takes so that the rice is properly boiled, the soup is ready. It's a really nice soup. Very old recipe. It also can be done instead of chicken, with duck or turkey. In the plates where you put the soup, you can put little pieces of the boiled chicken. Thanks

Belem Cakes

Hi. There is something here in Portugal, and especially in Lisbon that is called "Belem cakes". In english it is called "custard tarts". It is sold regularelly here in Lisbon, and I suppose all over the country, since it is a traditional cake, from long ago. It is said that it has a secret, and that only in Belem, in a store called "Pasteis de Belem", I think, a place in Lisbon, near the river, they know the special secret to make the authentic "Belem Cake". Now, here is a recipe of these cakes I found on the internet, from the Lisbon City Hall. The exact translation of the name of these cakes from Portuguese to English is "Cream Cakes", like with the milk cream, which is sold in packages and is used to make chantilly cream. So, I noticed on this recipe that is in the link, from the Lisbon City Hall, that it really has cream (in the recipe). But, I also noticed that it has water. So, if you make this recipe with all cream, also instead of any water (or milk), it will become just like the real "Belem Cakes" from the only store in Lisbon (that I know of) that has the supposed secret to make these cakes in a very special way. You can use Bio ingredients, like eggs, maybe milk if you appreciate it (instead of water), cream, and flour, all Bio. After being cooked, it's great with cinnamon on top, and maybe powdered sugar :)
Thanks so much. Here is the link to the recipe of the cakes from the Lisbon City Hall:

Blue Flag :)

quarta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2017

Just a way of living


There are many ways of living. Also many ways of life. I could say life is an art. I could say life is even also destruction. Not always just all so very good. I think so. Really. So, there is the matter of balance in our lives. A sort of sense, or feeling, of opposites. Like a boy and a girl. Like day and night. Like the colors. We love money. Shouldn't we?.. There's an old saying here in Portugal that says that money can't bring you happiness. Happiness is fine. A way to be happy. A way to be healthy. A way to make others happy too. A way to make others healthy too. Medicine, like the medicine man, or a Shaman or so. Polution and stress can be a sort of a problem. We should sleep well, enough, or otherwise... A person, like myself, can have consciousness. Life is kind of in a way consciousness. We talk. We do things. We act a lot. Like really making kung-fu, or class, or so. Our body is something that to us is very precious. Like when we try to take attention ourselves to our own health. No one likes to be sick. Inteligence. The ability to kind of produce products that are in a way interesting to others. Or may be. We really did need education. But not thought control. Quoting Pink Floyd in the album "The Wall". Drugs are a real problem. But anyway, life is nature. Life is trees and the sea and sunshine and rainbows. Life is many things. Life is love. Life is having a child, why not?.. I feel great. How life smiles at you, sometimes. History will tell. We always are remembered. We always need love.

Thanks :)

terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2017

Indoor - Live 2016

Israel <3 Heart of Israel - May there be peace in our World <3

Creation Vs. Destruction

In nature, there are cycles. Cycles in time, and cycles in space, or matter. Everything kind of recycles itself. Sometimes it's a cycle of creation, other times it's a cycle of destruction. People have emotions. Like all living beings, being them insects or vegetable. Or reptiles or mammals. Emotions make you happy, emotions make you unhappy. You feel pleased or you feel unpleased. All things don't go to the way you would like better. Sometimes. A kind of frustration. We all were children some time ago. Maybe a long time ago. We all been through the kindergarden, the school, the high-school, the college and so. Maybe we all did kind of stupid things, without really thinking.
Destruction is a part of life. Like creation itself. We don't just need to be thorn too much. Pain is a part of life. Like pleasure. Balance is possible, I believe, and it's real. If we need more balance in our lives, maybe it's worth thinking about it. Physical, psychological or emotional.
Religion. Religion is (I believe) about something like saving the soul. Or life after death, salvation. There are many religions in our civilization, some older, some newer. Religion isn't something that we can be imposed to. It's a choice we make. It's a search, with many findings. It's a way that we find. Maybe it's love. Maybe it's freedom. Maybe it's health.
Thanks. Be back soon :)