A cooking blog with brazilian spice. Typical recipes with a touch of globalization, since I've lived in different countries and try to incorporate it in the recipes.

Owner: vanessashomekitchen

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Latest Blog Posts for Vanessa's Home Kitchen

  • Roasted leg of lamb
    on Mar 17, 2013 in lamb english cuisine roast
    This is a biggie! It's been such a long time since we had lamb. We moved back to Brazil and here people don`t really appreciate lamb... or goat.... or veal.Anyway, I found lamb under "exotic meat" in our local supermarket and grabbed myself 2kg of a...
  • Leeks in white sauce
    on Mar 17, 2013 in white sauce leeks english cuisine
    This one I'm just copying pasting because I'm still digesting the leg of lamb.I found this recipe here ( and I've been using it for quite...
  • Farm chicken with polenta
    on Apr 17, 2010 in brazilian cuisine chicken
    Another traditional recipe from my region. I had a huge craving this week and had to make it. The family loved and although I cooked a lot of food, there's nothing left.This recipe asks for farm chicken or cock. Since I didn't have any of those at ho...
  • Navarin de mouton
    on Apr 12, 2010 in french cuisine lamb
    I found this recipe here and cooked it yesterday, for lunch. Really deliciousLong, slow cooking ensures that the stewing lamb or chump chops become very tender in this lamb stew. ingredientsserves 4 Dripping or lard for frying1 large onion, peeled an...
  • American apple pie
    on Apr 9, 2010 in american cuisine pie
    Dough:2 cups of flour2 tbspoons of sugar150g of butter4-6 tbspoons of waterMix the flour, sugar and butter with 2 forks or a potato masher. Add the water little by little until you get a soft, homogeneous dough.Filling4-5 acid apples, cut in thin sli...
  • Spaghetti carbonara
    on Apr 9, 2010 in italian cuisine pasta
    20 minServes 2250g of spaghettibutter1/2 onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped6 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped2 eggs140ml single cream25g of parmesan, gratedBoil the pasta following the instructions in the bag. Heat a knob of butter...
  • super crunchy roast chicken wings
    on Mar 29, 2010 in roast easy chicken
    As I said in a previous post, I always buy a whole chicken and cut it myself. Which means I tend to cook my favourite parts and end up with lots of chicken wings in my freezer. I've tried loads of different ways of preparing it but the reception was...
  • Creamy ladyfingers pudding or "triffle", brazilian style
    on Mar 28, 2010 in brazilian cuisine pudding
    My mother makes a perfect one and I've been craving this for some time now. Like all puddings in Brazil, it's very sweet and british palates might not like it (although my family loved it)For this one you'll needcustard:1 can of condensed milk (...
  • Starch (to starch clothes)I have a thing for cute embroidered table cloths, tea towels, tray covers, etc... Besides cooking I also love cross stitch (I'll probably post some of my craftwork here one day). And nothing better to conserve my beautifully stitched table cloths tha...
  • Rice noodles with chicken and veggetables tempura
    on Mar 11, 2010 in chicken chinese cuisine
    500g of chicken breast2 cups of flour1 can of lager (beer)garlic, crushed or chopped finnely2 carrots4 little caulyflowers1 onion (chopped lenghtwise, about 0.5 -1 cm wide)any other veggetable you want to use, like pepper, pumpking, etc...oil (enough...
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