Coffee in Portugal

Originally posted on Portugal Up Close:
? ? A Brasileira Café, Braga Majestic Café, Porto Coffee is a serious business in Portugal. Look at any menu in a café, bar or restaurant and there will be a bewildering selection of coffees listed, many with strange-sounding names and no description, further complicated by regional variations in…

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Porco com Ameijoas á Alentejana

One of the best things about Portugal is their food, particularly their pork and fish. The quality is outstanding.  So much better than what you seem to be able to find in English restaurants and supermarkets. Our preference when in Portugal is to eat like a local which is why I am so delighted to have […]

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Tilting at Windmills

We’ve not seen the numbers that the Ingenious Knight of La Mancha saw, nor have I ever attempted to copy the Knight and tilt at (joust) these hulking giants. However of the three ways of milling that used to be prevalent in the Algarve, using water, tides and wind, it is only windmills that remain in any numbers […]

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If you haven’t yet discovered Nelson Carvalheiro rectify it today!

Nelson writes beautiful posts, the photographs are always incredible. Although here in Olhão you are more likely to see dried Nursehound (Spotted Dogfish) at Christmas (more on that another day), the Bacalhau is also a favourite on Christmas Eve so to give you time to prepare some for this Christmas I thought I’d share Nelson’s […]

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The unspoilt village of Alte

Originally posted on Algarve Blog:
Where can you go to feed the ducks and wander around a pretty little village enjoying the sights away from the coastal resorts of the Algarve? The unspoilt village of Alte is less than 30km from the coast, and yet it seems a world away from the bustle and noise…

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