FRUITS OF BRAZIL – Limes (Limões)

When life hands you limes…what to do?

The fruit that is most important in Brazilian cooking is the little round green tart lime. Oranges  outweigh limes when it comes to export statistics, but if you look at Brazilian  recipes, the call for limes vastly outnumber those that call for other citrus fruits. Lime juice is essential in many traditional Brazilian sweets and desserts, as well as in cold drinks and main courses like fish and seafood dishes. I think it is delicious squeezed on fresh coconut with a touch of salt (thanks Daniel & Cristina for introducing us to this yummy treat)

Fresh squeezed lime juice on fresh coconut…delicious!

Brazil’s National drink, the caipirinha, is made with fresh limes (cachaça, sugar and limes) That is one reason you see people leaving the fruit market with huge bag fulls. I like lime in my water, probably better than lemon now. The limes here in Brazil are just so juicy and good! Haha, I even had a glass of water one night with one quarter lime juice, 3 quarters water…the server misunderstood what I was asking for and brought my glass with the lime juice already squeezed instead of the lime itself.

Caipirinha~ Brazil’s National drink
water with lime

But my absolute favorite recipe with limes is this little treat…a lime torte!

The absolute BEST lime dessert!!

So when life hands you limes…think of every way to use them and ENJOY!!!

It’s Friday and the start of the weekend! Bom Dia!


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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