How to transform an old house into a beautiful space.

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I have been lucky to be able to visit the CasaCor house in Campinas, Brazil. CasaCor is a company that regroups designers an architects. After selecting a bad shape or abandoned  house each team of designers and engineers is assigned a room or garage, or backyard. They have to create a showroom,  being creative and using local materials. Of course, in Brazil woods is very popular and a source of inspiration.

On the Brazilian nature note, in the garden a beautiful tree caught my attention . The Jabuticaba tree ( last pictures ). It’s s a fruit-bearing tree native to Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states in southeastern Brazil. The tree is grown for its purplish-black, white-pulped fruits; they can be eaten raw or be used to make jellies and drinks (plain juice or wine).It’s very good .

I really enjoyed this visit . Below some pics and if you want to see the entire…

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Vanilla rice pudding

As far as I remenber I always ate rice pudding. For me it’s a comfort food. That’s reminds me of my grand mother who used to make it with raw milk from the farm next door, when we were in Brittany for vacation.
Today of course it’s not possible so to find back that creamy texture I put some heavy cream and it’s a delish.
 For sure this recipe figures in our family cookbook and the girls love it.
Hope you enjoy 

Chocolate chip cookies


Kids in France are on holiday for 2 weeks. So I have to keep my almost 7 year old daughter busy…¬†So the perfect thing to do during this rainy and chilly afternoon was to bake some yummy cookies.
Those cookies are heavenly buttery and easy to bake.
¬†¬†To go with it I brewed myself a cup of Indian tea with of course infused cardamom…
¬†¬†I feel very lucky that she loves cooking with her dad and baking with me. I can say proudly that she’s pretty good at it. She even surprised me one morning with breakfast, eggs casserole with cheese and ham. ¬†
 Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.