Alfajores de Maicena

Alfajores de Maicena are sweet treats enjoyed all over Latin America. Although each country has a particular way of preparing and garnishing them, the concept evolves around a shortbread sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche (known in other countries as cajeta, leche quemada, arequipe, among others) and covered in chocolate. Nevertheless, for the Argentinians,…

Coffee in the Land of Oz

I was invited by A Taste Of Home.co to write about my expat experience. Right, so let’s get started. Wait! Ready. My black coffee was missing. Brazilian roasted beans to perfection. Wondering what to write, wondering where’s Home. And, a sip.. ahh.. I have been an expat all my life. Yes, literally, poor lost soul,…

Brazilian Homey Coffee

The aroma of a freshly-brewed Brazilian coffee is a true inebriant experience. It’s the kind of smell which can make Expat’s memories fly back home and bring to their soul a warm and homey feeling of comfort. This family coffee recipe was kindly shared with us by an Expat friend, Andrea Sealy, who was born in the United…

Black Forest (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte)

You’ve probably tasted or heard about this delicious and outstandingly beautiful cake before, but have you ever tried the traditional German recipe? The dessert is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in Southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liqueur of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart…