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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Reward.” The most beautiful moments in life just happen by chance. Last Thursday I had a pleasure of experiencing one of those magical moments of pure perfection. I already posted a little teaser video on this perfect afternoon at the Ribeira. The sound of live music got my attention. Soft and smooth Brazilian Bossa Novas were dancing in the air. I picked a perfect spot, front row seats for this live show. I started people watching, as the sun warmed up my face. My Sangria order arrived and it was perfectly delicious. As time passed, and my drink slowly vanished in front of my eyes, I decided that I would extend this moment a bit longer and savour every beautiful second I possibly could. This is where my little reward comes in –  I decided to order another glass of this perfect sangria just so I can stay in this beautiful moment awhile longer. As the afternoon turned into an early evening and my bill arrived, only one sangria was on the bill. A reward indeed! …

Desserts of the World: Puerto Rico

Coquito Coquito is a Puerto Rican version of eggnog but made with coconut cream, milk and rum. I found an easy Coquito recipe that I’m sharing with you bellow. This is definitely a cool idea to try, instead of the traditional eggnog for the holidays. Puerto Rican Coquito recipe This Puerto Rican Coquito recipe is super easy to make. For best results, refrigerate overnight. Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 15-ounce can coconut milk 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk 1 cup white rum, or more if desired 4 egg yolks, beaten 1 15-ounce can cream of coconut or 1 cup of heavy cream Pinch of sea salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Ground cinnamon, to taste, and extra to serve Ground nutmeg, to taste Fresh whipped cream, optional How to prepare the Puerto Rican Coquito recipe Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and frothy. Pour into a glass pitcher and refrigerate for 2-8 hours. (The more, the merrier. I usually make it one or two days …