Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekend late-lunches

Ok, so 15:00 in the afternoon really isn't a time to have lunch anymore, but since 21:00 isn't a weird time for dinner here, neither is late lunch a problem.

Now, this weekend I've been hanging around in the Amoreiras shopping mall. Partly because I needed some groceries and stuff, and partly just to make sure I get out of my hotel.

Now in the food court in this place there is a 'Milano pastelaria' where I found, apart from a charming waitress (not in picture), a very nice combimation of Milanese on Swedish bread (in picture). And I swear I spotted a couple of Pannacotta's moving around that I definitely want to try next time.

Since it would seem I will be here in Lisbon for a few more weeks, perhaps I'll make it my regular lunch spot. For the exercise, and the food, of course... ;-)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wanted: exterminated

We've been trying to get our garden sorted. Nothing too fancy, but free from weeds would be a minimum. This we managed, at least for the short term, except for this little bugger.

It grows like a, well, weed, and we can't seem to get rid of it. Even the tiniest root-tip sprouts a new plant and after pulling them all, they're back within a week. They're also resistent to round-up, since they have no leaves.

Anyone got advice? We tried pulling, quartering, boiling, burning, poisoning and voodoo rituals.