Pepper Soup

One of my favorite meals in this season. A hot, spicy and tasty soup to chase away the cold.

Following the tradition, it’s about fish, “country spices” and pepper 🌶 wrapped in a bunch of plantain leaves and slowly stewed on a charcoal cooker. To serve with boiled half ripe plantains.

Well, far away from home I do it in an anti adhesive pot with no lost of taste and aroma. I let my plantains cook together with the fish, so that all the good of it gets shared and creates a perfect harmony!

Easy, hot, healthy and tasty. The perfect combination.

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Throwback Tuesday

Not far ago this year I got this beautiful greeting card from a BFF. Quite unexpectedly and surprisingly. Well, it’s not just a card I would say. Even if the gift it was attached to, a nice white and brown colored handbag with a red woolen pompom I couldn’t help but have been wearing and showing around since then (chuckles), is handsome on its own.

I must say that I didn’t expect any present this year. May be because I slowly feel the weight of time lowering deeper and deeper on my shoulders and I realize that biggest joy and fulfillment are to be found in small things. Some call it wisdom (more chuckles).

But back to our topic. The card is made out of light wood. It appeals to my nature side by its simplistic rawness. Its perfume brings me back to my teenage-hood where I used to explore woods, smell at trees and fallen broken branches. At times I found myself pushing the experiment to some extend… Have you ever tasted wood? Not like a child but with the consciousness of an adult. Well, I did. This greeting card brought me back to the time I was spontaneous and open for adventures, not caring much about how it looked like to other people or about the consequences. That is consciousness of responsibilities some will say again (smirk). Nowadays, consciousness goes together with caution and deep thoughtfulness. Added to it the busyness of our daily routines, there is not much left to oneself.

So letting things go through my mind is like allowing myself to recall who I really am and where I really want to be. Not-so-off-topic and then, knowing or been remembered that I am fabulous to somebody I surely cherish is kind of a great feeling and grants me another glance at the essence of life: That smooth but solid anchor in the middle of a swirl.

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