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I can’t remember who told me the story of some friends who had gone backpacking in Brazil, and to lengthen the trip, decided to sell chilled gazpacho on the beach. It seemed the perfect idea to them, and also to me! Who wouldn’t love a good chilled gazpacho at the beach? Well, it was a total failure, and I can’t understand why. This is why I’ll never become a successful business woman, I have the worst business vision.

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This is like the classical cheesecake but savory, with the base made with manchego or parmesan cheese and coverage based on sardines in olive oil. I like to make this cake for those meals where everyone has to take one dish or when we have guests at home, but is also perfect for a picnic in the woods.


My bigger girl just loves picnics, so I promised  her we would make one soon.  Probably I’ll make this cheesecake for that picnic, or maybe I prepare another one which is pretty much the same but the coverage is made with gazpacho soup, delicious! As soon as I make it I’ll show you here.

DSC_0718I got it from a fantastic recipe book, Cocinar con Thermomix, from Gabriela Llamas, but I’m afraid you won’t find it in English. If you can read Spanish, you shoul really try to find one copy.

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DSC_0621I had some problems with my computer, that’s the reason for the radio silence these days, sorry to have disappeared! I’ve also had some messy days for several reasons, so I could not organize myself to write from a borrowed computer.
But  I’m back and I’m to the point with this salad that is delicious.


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I’m in love with this brazilian beach house. Actually, I’m in love with all of Brazil, their music, their food,  the beaches, jungles, dunes, people and their homes!


My dream house in Brazil. ElleUK. www.marrojo19.com

I love their ease in integrating nature into houses, and how they manage to merge interior and exterior. We can see in this beautiful house that appeared last summer in Elle Decoration UK shot by Mathew Williams. I found it through Mèchant Design.


My dream house in Brazil. ElleUK. www.marrojo19.com

It is the summer home of Jan and Ronnie, a couple who I envy very much. They live in New York year round and for vacation they escape to Brazil, wow!
My dream house in Brazil. ElleUK. www.marrojo19.com

I have a small arsenal of Brazilian homes that I have been collecting while searching inspiration for my backyard makeover. Bit by bit, I want to show you all, the houses and the process of renovating my garden, to see if you can help me with it!

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