Tag Archives: Food

Don’t miss the market at Loulé

 “About eighty percent of the food on shelves of supermarkets today didn’t exist 100 years ago.”  Larry McCleary One of the things that did exist over a 100 years ago is Loulé market – and it is still a striking … Continue reading

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O is for Oranges

It’s orange season time again! There is nothing nicer than a freshly picked orange almost straight from the tree and for me, even juicing them seems a small crime compared with the joy of peeling and eating one fresh! So … Continue reading

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The Cost of Shopping

“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” Anne Tyler … Continue reading

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F is for Fish

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Chinese Proverb Portugal is believed to be ranked 4th in the world for consumption of fish … Continue reading

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The 12 days of Christmas – Portuguese style

“Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there’s no way I’d do anything to undermine that belief” Carol Ann Duffy. We are often asked what Christmas in Portugal is like – and in … Continue reading

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Three soups and a banana loaf cake

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all”. Harriet Van Horne It seems that sharing some recipes on here might be a help to you – so here’s the first batch (if you’ll … Continue reading

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