So the spring has arrived!

It was unthinkable just a couple of days ago, but the spring is indeed here. We went to a local marketplace on a sunny Saturday morning, to buy some vegetables and fruits – garlic, young onions, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, paprika and apples. The moment we entered, I noticed an old gentleman carring a bunch of…

7 superfoods your kids will not realize they are eating!

I consider food a key element in maintaining good health and preventing diseases. It’s a factor that impacts our health that we still can influence, to a large extent. Now, kids can be picky about food. Even those kids that have been surrounded by and consistently provided with healthy food choices. Nevertheless, we need to…

9 ingredients full super nutritious lunch

Can that be? Of course! Happy lazy Mother’s Day! For soup, you will need one bigger batata ( sweet potato ) two medium size potatoes 1 small onion ( of half of a medium sized one ) spice of your choice ( ours: bay leaf ), but that’s optional salt water Steps: Peel the batata,…

Tea party and a little bit of Montessori

Today we had a little tea party. Ema is a bit sick and this proved a good way to make her drink more warm liquids, since she is not a big fan of tea. We set up the table and then I let the whole event roll. We do incorporate some Montessori principles into our…

Learning table manners

Table manners. Noun. Behavior that is conventionally required while eating at table. Not an easy task for a (almost) 3 years old. Let’s start with one of our favorite snacks, a quiche, a pastry of French origin. There are millions of variations of quiche, and we prepare this one quite frequently together. Ema cutting the…