We’ve all done it. We’ve felt unwell, then we’ve tried to structure all the symptoms we were feeling. When you put it on Google, results were: cancer. Or pregnancy. Even though Google rarely gives you a reliable diagnose and we all know we have to stop doing it, we don’t. I know it, I still do it. 2.5 million people in the … More How do you find out you have cancer (and how I discovered mine)
I’m 29 years old. I had thyroid cancer. It was removed a couple of months ago, together with my entire thyroid and a couple of limph nodes, in two surgeries last October/November. Then the remaining tissues are being completely destroyed right now – I write from the hospital room. Why am I saying this? It’s because we need to talk … More I had cancer (and we need to talk about it)
I must say: getting a bread machine is life-changing. Mine is from late 2016, but I haven’t started using it until this year, when I had start the low iodine diet. Now I can’t imagine myself buying bread again, since it’s very easy, cheap, and much more tasty than what you’d get from a supermarket. I got this … More Home made brown bread (low iodine diet safe)
Cooking doesn’t need to be too complicated. Take Mediterranean food, for example: it isn’t about the complexity of ingredients or spices… it’s mainly about their freshness and their quality. I guess the same applies to home cooking in my home country, Brazil. I don’t remember mom using loads of spices, sauces or seasoning. Basically, the good … More Tomato & Basil Chicken with herbs couscous (low iodine diet safe)
Yes, I am one of the kind who gets fulfilled with a feeling of “new beginnings” on the 1st of January. I know, it’s just one of many social conventions we have as a society – well, isn’t it anything more than the day that a random guy decided that would be the first one? … More 365 days, a single resolution
On a corner at St. John’s Hill there is Story Coffee, a hidden precious cafe near Clapham Junction. (Don’t move South, they say…). Story Coffee. First, I must say: I went there on a Tuesday morning, at 11 am, with a friend. Quite an unusual day and time to be around Clapham. It’s just that I … More #TheCappuccinoSeries: Story Coffee
As soon as I moved to London, I heard “Don’t move South”. Even worse, “don’t live on the Northern Line”. All the cool kids want to live near Shoreditch. In Hackney. London Fields for the run, BoxPark for the booze. Bikes, beards and freshly-brewed craft beer. Here is the truth that they didn’t tell me.