Midnight Cookies | Bolachas da Meia-Noite

Devaneios de Chocolate. Chocolate cookiesIt was early October. It was raining cats and dogs. The window was open. It was dark. It was almost midnight.

M. was alone at home. She was watching a poor and pathetic horror movie. A big lightning flash entered the living room and reveals a horrifying shadow at the window. M. screams. But what’s the point? She was all alone and no one could help her escaping from a painful death.

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Pumpkin Cake | Bolo de Abóbora

1.The think I like the most during this season, are the pumpkins. Actually, I think I’m a little obsessed with them.

Pumpkins are native to North America, but in Portugal it’s common to grow them as well. 52 thousand tons of pumpkins are grown in Portugal; 32 thousand tons are from my council native town (Lourinhã) and 44 thousand are produced in our West Coast (read more about our I Pumpkin Festival).

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Broas and Pão-por-Deus!

1. “Oh tia, dá Pão-por-Deus? Se não tem, Dê-lho Deus!”. In November 1st, me and my cousin M., and sometimes another kids who lived around, screamed this loud and clearly at people’s doors, so the oldest could hear us and give us some treats. That is Pão-por-Deus, a portuguese tradition, celebrated in November 1st, known as Dia de Todos os Santos, or Dia dos Defuntos (Día de Muertos, in Mexico), and has some similarities to Halloween, since they’ve both came from the same ancestral Europe beliefs.

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