we did it!

March 26, 2012
Isabel and Pedro got married!

we do

a week to go before we say we do. 
i bought the dress and prepared the stencil.

entrudo, entradas, entrudanças

Instead of sleeping in the snow, this year for Entrudo we went south to the small village of Entradas  to attend Entrudanças and spent 3 lovely days dancing, singing and eating. 

Dancing: in the past few years, we have attended traditional dance balls and workshops, so coming to Entrudanças was perfect. Though we still are quite a  bit dis-coordinate, we practiced and danced like crazy!

Singing: although Entrudanças is mostly about dancing, singing is a major tradition in Alentejo. We were so lucky to have met up with a friend of mine's sister that invited us for dinner at a tavern where we ate and sang along to traditional songs. Later in evening Pedro Mestre joined us for more sing-a-long, which was a nice surprise. 

Eating: this was amazing!! In the same day we ate pig brains and frog legs and tasted my first authentic açorda. I was so inspired, that on our way home we bought bread and I tried to make açorda for dinner! 
Of course we asked around about traditional bakeries that still bake with wood ovens but no luck.  

Coincidentally, I just read this post on traditional Alentejo bread over at Xuxudidi which makes me want to meet this lovely lady.