Are You Proud To Be Called A Flip Flopper?

It is rare to find sandals that I think are comfortable and cute at the same time, but these fit the bill. The ultra-high quality of Havaianas is due to a top secret rubber recipe that makes the flip-flops as soft as marshmallows and the best part, you can wear them all day and they wont rub or pinch your feet.  

With more than 40 styles and upwards of ten colors – every pair is still lovingly designed and manufactured in Brazil – Havaianas are offering hundreds of unique colors and patterns combinations to fit your every style and need.

So go, slide on some Havaianas, take a nice long walk, feel the sun on your back, and raise your hand loud and proud when someone asks if you are a flip flopper.

Are You Proud To Be Called A Flip Flopper?

It is rare to find sandals that I think are comfortable and cute at the same time, but these fit the bill. The ultra-high quality of Havaianas is due to a top secret rubber recipe that makes the flip-flops as soft as marshmallows and the best part, you can wear them all day and they wont rub or pinch your feet.  

With more than 40 styles and upwards of ten colors – every pair is still lovingly designed and manufactured in Brazil – Havaianas are offering hundreds of unique colors and patterns combinations to fit your every style and need.

So go, slide on some Havaianas, take a nice long walk, feel the sun on your back, and raise your hand loud and proud when someone asks if you are a flip flopper.

Green Coconuts: How Do You Open Them?

I called on our produce team for a quick tutorial and here is what they told me:

  • Pick your green coconut. It should be heavy for its size. Chill it in the fridge for at least 2 hours if you would like the juice to be cold.
  • Use a strong serrated knife and you want to cut the top quarter of the coconut off to get to the point where you can empty out the coconut water.
  • It may take many several small cuts on the coconut to cut off the top quarter of the husk.
  • Once you do this, make a small incision to the middle of the coconut to pierce the center cavity.
  • Then drain the coconut water into a glass or stick a straw in and drink the coconut water.

Now, if you are like me and this feels like a bit too much work to enjoy refreshing coconut water on a regular basis, look for our new Central Market 100% Pure Young Coconut Water in convienent Tetra Paks.  This coconut water is the juice from young green coconuts and is the only coconut water in the U.S. that comes directly from a single coconut plantation in sunny Brazil, just 5 miles from the beach so the sodium content is just right for quenching your thirst. 

Green Coconuts: How Do You Open Them?

I called on our produce team for a quick tutorial and here is what they told me:

  • Pick your green coconut. It should be heavy for its size. Chill it in the fridge for at least 2 hours if you would like the juice to be cold.
  • Use a strong serrated knife and you want to cut the top quarter of the coconut off to get to the point where you can empty out the coconut water.
  • It may take many several small cuts on the coconut to cut off the top quarter of the husk.
  • Once you do this, make a small incision to the middle of the coconut to pierce the center cavity.
  • Then drain the coconut water into a glass or stick a straw in and drink the coconut water.

Now, if you are like me and this feels like a bit too much work to enjoy refreshing coconut water on a regular basis, look for our new Central Market 100% Pure Young Coconut Water in convienent Tetra Paks.  This coconut water is the juice from young green coconuts and is the only coconut water in the U.S. that comes directly from a single coconut plantation in sunny Brazil, just 5 miles from the beach so the sodium content is just right for quenching your thirst. 

Bring the Tropics Home from Passaporte Brasil

They found tropical fruti trees – mangos, pineapples, banana, even cacao and coffee. They also found flowers, and it might be a bit of an exageration, but flowers are everywhere – in booths, in outdoor markets, beautifully bunched in parks, and in homes and shops. The goal was to bring a bit of the blooms of Brazil back to you. Planted or potted, bunched or single stemmed, let your creativity grow wild and be transported to the tropics.

Inside the store you can create your own colorful, abundant, tropical paradise. The selection of tropical flowers includes single stems of Heliconia, ginger, bird of paradise, proteas, other foliages, as well as prearranged mixed bouquets.

Then channel the jungle with a wide assortmetn of potted plants, including tropical fruit trees, cannas, alocasias, cordylines, and yes, a variety of palm trees. We have palms small enough to fit in your hands, to ones large enough to shade you and the frozen, tropical umbrella drink you are holding.

Bring the Tropics Home from Passaporte Brasil

They found tropical fruti trees – mangos, pineapples, banana, even cacao and coffee. They also found flowers, and it might be a bit of an exageration, but flowers are everywhere – in booths, in outdoor markets, beautifully bunched in parks, and in homes and shops. The goal was to bring a bit of the blooms of Brazil back to you. Planted or potted, bunched or single stemmed, let your creativity grow wild and be transported to the tropics.

Inside the store you can create your own colorful, abundant, tropical paradise. The selection of tropical flowers includes single stems of Heliconia, ginger, bird of paradise, proteas, other foliages, as well as prearranged mixed bouquets.

Then channel the jungle with a wide assortmetn of potted plants, including tropical fruit trees, cannas, alocasias, cordylines, and yes, a variety of palm trees. We have palms small enough to fit in your hands, to ones large enough to shade you and the frozen, tropical umbrella drink you are holding.

Tour de Fort Worth

Wind through some of Fort Worth's scenic neighborhoods and work up an appetite. When the ride finishes at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting a kick off to Passport Brazil, the two-week ling celebration of Brazilian culture, food and wine.  You can snap a photo with the Mayor and enjoy live music on the patio.

You don't have to ride to party, because beginning at 7:00 PM all are welcome to enjoy drinks and Brazilian specialties that will be available for purchase.

For more information about the bike route, visit the Bike Fort Worth page on the city of Fort Worth website. And to learn all about the events happening during Passaporte Brasil visit the Fort Worth and Southlake event pages

Tour de Fort Worth

Wind through some of Fort Worth's scenic neighborhoods and work up an appetite. When the ride finishes at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting a kick off to Passport Brazil, the two-week ling celebration of Brazilian culture, food and wine.  You can snap a photo with the Mayor and enjoy live music on the patio.

You don't have to ride to party, because beginning at 7:00 PM all are welcome to enjoy drinks and Brazilian specialties that will be available for purchase.

For more information about the bike route, visit the Bike Fort Worth page on the city of Fort Worth website. And to learn all about the events happening during Passaporte Brasil visit the Fort Worth and Southlake event pages

Sweet Treat

For Brazilians, the brigadeiro is an iconic sweet treat, enjoyed with an afternoon coffee, at birthady parties and weddings, or unrolled as part of a cake or pastry filling.  Named after the Brazilian Brigadier, Eduardo Gomes, whose fans created these chocolate candies and sold them to raise funds for his presidential campaign. At that time, the Campaign parties were very expected by the public and soon people were calling friends to go eat the sweet: “Let’s eat the Brigadier’s candy!” From that point on the bite-sized chocolate ball was known as a “brigadeiro”.

The bakery team has been working hard on finding and perfecting the perfect recipe to appease ex-pats and Texans alike. Traditionally made with condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter, then rolled in chocolate sprinkles, we will also have coconut and coconut guava brigadeiros, sometimes also known as beijinhos.

And the best advice I can give you about these treats, by more than one, because they are possitively addicting.

Sweet Treat

For Brazilians, the brigadeiro is an iconic sweet treat, enjoyed with an afternoon coffee, at birthady parties and weddings, or unrolled as part of a cake or pastry filling.  Named after the Brazilian Brigadier, Eduardo Gomes, whose fans created these chocolate candies and sold them to raise funds for his presidential campaign. At that time, the Campaign parties were very expected by the public and soon people were calling friends to go eat the sweet: “Let’s eat the Brigadier’s candy!” From that point on the bite-sized chocolate ball was known as a “brigadeiro”.

The bakery team has been working hard on finding and perfecting the perfect recipe to appease ex-pats and Texans alike. Traditionally made with condensed milk, chocolate powder and butter, then rolled in chocolate sprinkles, we will also have coconut and coconut guava brigadeiros, sometimes also known as beijinhos.

And the best advice I can give you about these treats, by more than one, because they are possitively addicting.