Tag Archives: Sardines

Eating out on a budget in the Algarve

One of the nice things about living here in the Algarve is being able to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy a leisurely meal in a pretty restaurant, savouring good quality, simple and tasty food. Some careful planning can … Continue reading

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Anyone for sardines?

Portimão is known locally as the ‘Sardine Capital’ and each year the Sardine Festival is one of the highlights on the local calendar. This year it is entering its 19th year and we wandered over to the Portimão riverside area … Continue reading

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How many fish can you eat?!

“The sea hath fish for every man” William Camden It’s our friends’ fault! They invited us over to their local ‘all you can eat’ fish restaurant in Tavira and we loved it! Plate after plate of yummy fish – freshly … Continue reading

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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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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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Afternoon at the Museum

“I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral” John Burroughs Well I’m not normally a big fan of museums, they always seem to conjure up pictures of dark and dingy buildings … Continue reading

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