If you haven’t tried Olivia’s carrot cake, you probably should. This bad boy is as delicious as can be.
One weekend on the countryside, she introduced me to her recipe.
It was one of those relaxing evenings outside the city, gloomy and cold. It was perfect for a little cooking adventure, and I’d always wanted to make carrot cake, especially knowing that hers was to die for. I love the feeling when the oven warms up the room. So, with a glass of red wine in hand, we prepared dessert for my in-laws.
For more of Olivia’s recipes, check out the recipe section of her blog-eroo.
For this post of Wonderful Things, I wanted to share a video of one of my closest and dearest friends speaking in her native tongue: Portuguese.
…Because that alone is fantastic. When I first saw this, I thought to myself, SHIT, I want know that side of her. I want to understand her when she is in her element, letting the beauty of this romantic language just roll off her tongue. Since I’ve got two bestie Brazilians in my life, I did just order Portuguese for Dummies, but that is another story…
Something about listening to someone you’re close to express themselves in their maternal language is just exciting when it’s not the same as your own. I’m not sure really I can explain why it touched my heart so much. Obviously, I can’t really understand anything, but it just made me that much more excited. I’m anxious to practice with one of her other projects, Brasilité.
Language is a form of expression, a tool of communication but also a great part of our identities. It’s invigorating. Cheers to that.
Cachaça portraits: Ana Clara (English subtitles) from Ana Clara Soares on Vimeo.
Is this language not ridiculously beautiful?
Wondering what this video is about?
Ana Clara and her partner in crime, Yann-Yves have filmed and are now finishing up their first documentary called Ceci n’est pas l’eau.
You can read more about it on the blog here, and also on their Facebook page.
Making the most of limited footage. I totally thought I took more video than I actually did. This video showcases what I did take, with one of my favorite songs.
p.s. Due to the lack of footage… and most of it being of delicious Colorado craft beers…. my apologies for making it seem like all I did was taste beer when I was home for the holidays. Which is not entirely false, but still.
p.p.s. Missing you so much, all of my Denverites.
Oh, these girls. It’s just pure magic when they’re around.