Monthly Archives: October 2011

Saturday Feijoada

There’s a Brazilian tradition that I’m determined to take more advantage of. The Saturday Feijoada. The basics of this dish are rice, beans, fried pork pieces, collard greens, sausage and/or jerked beef, farofa (a root based type flour) and orange … Continue reading

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I Got Free Water!

One of the things that is Braziculous (see Brazilliant) is the fact that you can’t get a glass of complimentary tap water at a restaurant in Brazil. I get it, maybe the water quality isn’t the best, but I’ve seen … Continue reading

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I came across a great adjective today. Brazilliant. I plan on using it profusely and I am even adding this to my categories section. If you come across anything Brazilliant, please let me know. I’ll kick if off with this… … Continue reading

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An American Puts on a Brazilian Birthday Party… Again

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If you read about my Brazilian birthday party escapades from last year, you might recall that I pretty much swore I would NEVER do it again. Well, guess what. Continue reading

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Update: bank vs. banco

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Ok, not to beat a dead horse (translation for Brazilians: the attempt to continue a conversation or seek a resolution that is futile), but today I had to make two deposits at two different banks. Fellow bloggers had previously given … Continue reading

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Bad Mothering in the Form of Noodles

Sao Paulo offers an INSANE variety of these ramen style noodles. I picked up a stack of them yesterday at the grocery store because a) our housekeeper likes to eat it for lunch and b) on an evening when I’m … Continue reading

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Driving Disorder

Brazilians… masters at turning a one or two lane road into a three lane road whenever deemed necessary.      

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