Lemon and Cinnamon Iced Tea

All the best pizzarias in Lisbon usually serve a great house iced tea, this homemade iced tea it is usually done with lemon and cinnamon and I just love it. Maybe I’m missing Lisbon, maybe it’s the warm weather…but I really have been thinking about this cold tea for the past weeks. The reason why…

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Algarve summer salad

  If you go to any restaurant in Algarve and ask for a “salada algarvia”, that means Algarve salad in portuguese, you will get a salad that is pretty much like this one. This salad is perfect for the summer because it is really fresh and it pairs really well with any kind of grilled fish,…

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Pumpkin Jam

  Pumpkin Jam is one of my favourite jams ever. The perfect match with fresh cheese, more specifically ricotta…If you never tried this pairing, I suggest you to try it, but with your own pumpkin jam, of course!! Ingredients:  2 kg of pumpkin pieces without the skin (the bigger the pumpkin is, the better!) 700g…

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Black Banana cake

I would like to share with you this great recipe from Nigel Slater, who I greatly admire, that I tried this last weekend. It turned out to be my kind of cake, maybe it is your kind of cake too. Love the fact that this recipe is using bananas that are passed that perfect point, suddenly this…

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Pumpkin Chickpea Soup

Pumpkin chickpea soup, Grão com abóbora in Portuguese, is a a very traditional kind of soup that is done in Portugal, mainly coming from Alentejo and Algarve regions. This stew/soup usually starts with several parts of pork meat and chorizo that are stewed with the chickpeas, almost at the end, the pumpkin and other vegetables…

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Boozy Chocolate Salami

At home all the best chocolate desserts include a bit of Aguardente de Medronho (Portuguese Arbutus Grappa). As my father family is from Monchique (the highest mountain in Algarve) and there is a great production of good Aguardente there, we always keep some bottles of it home. Pairing chocolate and spirit drinks is not new…

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Monkfish Fish Pasta Soup

  Fish pasta soup is a traditional dish from Algarve. I can tell you that this soup will be very much appreciated by both fish and tomato fans, so if you are one of the previous or know one, you should have this soup in your cooking repertoire. (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 big white onion…

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Orange and Banana Juice

In these hot summer days, all you need is….natural juices. Serves:2 Ingredients: 4 oranges 2 bananas Preparation: Juice the oranges and blend the juice with the bananas. Filter the juice to remove seeds the more solid remainings and serve with ice cubes. Refreshing, full of energy and vitamins.

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