When I think about my personal resolutions for the new year, one of the top ones is to use affirmations again, daily. I used to share them on Instagram and daily on stories a while back, alongside with a few morning routine steps and, for some reason, I stopped doing...read more
Festive Port & Tonic
What inspires you? What makes your heart jump, your soul fly and your stomach twist with butterflies? That’s probably what you should be doing next year. Or tomorrow. Or now! Focus your energies on what gives you energy. Direct your heart to what warms it....read more
Kale, Apple & FeCa Cheese Salad
There is this thing about homemade food that gets me so excited that I can’t even explain. I even slightly jumped off of my chair as I typed this. Cooking – or doing any other thing, for that matter – with LOVE leaves me speechless and touches me...read more
Homemade Christmas | Roasted Purple Carrots, Pine nuts and Dates
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you my favourite Holidays’ sidedish: these roasted carrots are so simple and delicious that you won’t believe. They are easy to make – just season and roast – and they hold well in the fridge – perfect...read more
Homemade Christmas | French Toast + Cranberry Jam
A few weeks ago I asked you guys which recipes you wanted to see here at p/c for Christmas. The winner was French Toast or, as in Portugal we say, Rabanadas! This dish is very traditional all over the country, especially on a Christmas table. It dates back to the old...read more
Homemade Christmas | MeatLESS Loaf with Mushroom Gravy
Although at least in Portugal, a roast is not the typical Christmas food, it sure is comforting, delicious and fits all the family needs. In case you go for a vegetarian option for the Christmas menu – try this!! I wanted to share a meat(less)loaf for the holidays but...read more
The p/c Holiday Gift Guide | HOME edition!
A gift for the home is always a hit, if you ask me! Especially if your friend just moved, if your sister just changed up the decor or when you know your friend needs to upgrade the decoration game just a bit… Offer something for the home! We’re going a bit...read more
The p/c Holiday Gift Guide | KIDS edition!
When it comes to offering gifts kids, I admit, I am the old stubborn who will resist to give them another computer game or plastic toy. I think children have enough distractions from the “real world” and if we can make an impact on them and help them to be present in...read more
Homemade Christmas Gifts | Chalkboard Mugs
Looking for an easy, fit-for-all, not expensive type of Christmas gift? Look no further! You can even get all the kids involved if that’s the case 🙂 They look cute just like this, wrapped in a nice way, or you can take an extra step and offer a full set with the...read more
The p/c Holiday Gift Guide | HIM edition!
I am a big fan of homemade gifts – as will still give you a few suggestions! – but sometimes there are things we cannot make, some people don’t have the time or the patience and there are projects and brands that deserve to be supported! With this in...read more
Homemade Christmas Gifts | Hydrating Bath Bombs
Is there anything more relaxing than a nice, hydrating, luxurious hot immersion bath? I also think there isn’t. Maybe partially because I don’t own a bathtub at the moment. Maybe that’s the whole reason why. You’ll never know 🙂 To continue the...read more
The p/c Holiday Gift Guide | HER edition!
I am a big fan of homemade gifts – and will still give you a few suggestions! – but sometimes there are things we cannot make, some people don’t have the time or the patience and there are projects and brands that deserve to be supported! With this...read more
Homemade Christmas Gifts | Home Spray
If there’s one thing I absolutely adore this time of year is that Holiday scent you get everywhere. From the homemade cookies when they’re out of the oven to the smell of freshly cut cedar or pine branches for the decorations… Smells can make us feel...read more
Please Consider Charity Basket
This Summer, a large part of Portuguese forests were devastated by wildfires that destroyed dozens of first and second home properties as well as a very big number of working areas, from agriculture and grazing to workshops, garages and offices. There is a lot to be...read more
Homemade Christmas Gifts | Golden Milk Mix
WOOP-WOOP! Here comes the first suggestion (of a few!) for your homemade Christmas presents! A deliciously spicy handmade little concoction that takes no time or special tools. Working as a recipe developer, it’s frequent I get asked where my inspiration comes...read more
Homemade Christmas | Please Consider Playlist!
Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The hap-happiest season of aaaallll…!! And of course, I couldn’t leave you without a Please Consider Playlist! I get a few questions on the tunes I listen to on Instagram so, if you like them, start by...read more
Homemade Christmas | Christmas Cards
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been sending out Christmas cards every year. First to my grandparents and aunties and now to good friends, family and even some work colleagues. I just enjoy sharing the love during the Holidays and, to me, sending letters never...read more
I don’t know anymore how I got in touch with the self-care Sundays concept but I felt super in tune with it. We all need to make time for ourselves in these busy routines we all have, right? So I quickly started to save a bit of my Sundays to pamper myself and...read more
Easy Yummy Pumpkin Bread
I’m not a very cake-y person. Strange way to start a recipe post about a cake, isn’t it? But I’m really not. It reminds me of something dry, overly sweet and overall cloying in a way. However, I do know there’s a full load of cake lovers out...read more
Autumn Vibes | Please Consider Playlist!
It’s about time to share my favourite playlists with you! I get a few questions on the tunes I listen to on Instagram so, if you like them, start by following me on Spotify! My user name is @joanamlimao. This Autumn Vibes playlist really reflects...read more