Tag Archives: Portugal

A Hidden Treasure – Portuguese Olive Oil

I have, discovered in my time living here, that Portuguese olive oil, known as ‘azeite‘, is one of the most delicious there are. Olive oil was extracted over 5,000 years B.C. from wild olives in modern Syria and Palestine but only after … Continue reading

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Luscious Summertime Lunches

The lunchtime meal is an important part of the day for many Portuguese people and certainly one of mine!   Be it at the work place, home or at a restaurant it will traditionally be a two or three course … Continue reading

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The Portuguese ‘Pote’ in a Traditional Kitchen

The typical old Portuguese farmhouse kitchen is a sight to be seen.  Still found and in use in many rural parts of Portugal, especially in the northern and central parts, it is a large open space where one can find everything that … Continue reading

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Nothing Beats Meandering Through the Minho

One of the most beautiful parts of Portugal is the northern area called the Minho.  It covers a geographic area of around 4.700 km2 and its natural green scenery with an abundance of water and excellent white sandy beaches is a favourite … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Homemade Portuguese Version of Crème Brûlée

Thought I would bring you a deliciously firm favourite dessert in this country which is a Portuguese version of Crème Brûlée called here Leite Creme Queimado.  It is a dessert that can be made simply and quickly and doesn’t cost too much. … Continue reading

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Statuesque Canastros

I am fascinated by the old Portuguese granaries known as ‘canastros’, ‘espigueiros’ or ‘caniços’ which can still be seen in the Minho region throughout the north of Portugal.  I have always known them as canastros and driving along country roads or … Continue reading

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