Easy and quick

Sometimes, it’s the best way.
The other evening I spent about an hour preparing farofias, a thick, sweet, luxurious Portuguese dessert of which a post will be published as soon as I get the photos. I yearned for farofias ever since I discovered them around the end of my year in Evora, Portugal. I had thought of making them many times, checked the recipe, found setbacks, postponed. It was a rewarding evening and I was thrilled to be free of my craving. One the whole a great evening.

But sometimes it’s the quick and easy that reward you just as much: chop up a few strawberries, add sugar and any liquor you prefer (I am personally currently in love with a sugar-cane-rum-thing that is just divine), whip up some Greek yoghurt with (ah ehm) sugar (I have a sweet tooth and am not afraid to admit it), crumble plain biscuits, then layer. In this order. Or any other, as you wish. It doesn’t really matter, see, because the textures and the tastes are so different yet complimentary that in whatever order you put them into your mouth, they’re perfect. Sometimes, in season, I add a little bit of mint leaves to spice the whole thing up. I’ve seen them with whipped cream instead of yoghurt, but I think the feel is too light, too fluffy for this plate.
The end result? Scrumptious. Maybe more so because of how easy it is to prepare. You can judge the visual effect.

Easy and quick

Easy and quick…just like this post!


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. Ha! “You can judsge the visual effect”! Ha! Come se questo bastasse! Dovrebbe essere ‘inviabile’ per posta 😛


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