Beetroot, apple, blue cheese ans walnuts for a super pink salad
Mar16

Beetroot, apple, blue cheese ans walnuts for a super pink salad

Version française Sweet and savoury option for a colored lunch under the sun of Portugal Beetroot (from May to October) + apple (from October to March)… This combination shouldn’t be available if we only eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. But because beetroots are easily kept fresh under special conditions (dark fresh room or buried somewhere in the garden surrounded with sand, paper, straws… ) to mix these two...

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Recipe : Raw salmon with lime, apple and coriander
Feb24

Recipe : Raw salmon with lime, apple and coriander

Version française From February to April, it’s salmon time ! Tartare (raw meat) is easy as it doesn’t require any cooking process. But if there isn’t any cooking process, the quality of the recipe depends on the ingredients you mix together and the sauce you choose. Salmon is a very fat fish, therefore sour ingredients like lime will compensate the fat effect on the tongue and honey will help balance the sour effect...

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Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey
Feb13

Recipe : Korean preserved Ginger with honey

Version française A super easy recipe for delicious homemade ginger candies… I stole this recipe on a Belgian blog I love for its surprising and worldwide recipes : “un peu gay dans les coings” (in french only). This preserved ginger recipe apparently comes from Korea, which on top of being delicious brings a lot of sweet memories for me… have fun making it ! Ingredients : 200g fresh ginger 200g sugar...

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Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !
Feb12

Crinkles : Chocolate biscuits super crusty AND meltingly soft !

Version française THE best chocolate biscuits ever…     Ingredients for 18 crinkles : 100 g chocolate 25 g butter 1 egg 40 g sugar 95 g flour 1 Tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt Preparation : Melt butter and chocolate together. Whisk egg and sugar together until pale yellow and foamy. Mix both preparations together and stir until homogeneous. Add floor and baking powder and stir until homogeneous. Leave in the fridge for...

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What to do and eat in Porto – Portugal
Jan28

What to do and eat in Porto – Portugal

Version française 100 % Portuguese When you enter Porto you enter the portuguese dream. You suddenly see what we all dream about when we think about Portugal : Houses clinging like oysters to the hillside, the seaside and its infinite blue color, the red roofs, the steep little streets, the good portuguese restaurants, street art all over the city… This city is vibrant and colorful ! Here we go, zoom on portugal and on Porto and...

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To do : Cycling from Coimbra to Figueira da foz through Montemor o velho
Jan26

To do : Cycling from Coimbra to Figueira da foz through Montemor o velho

Version française A super nice straight road along the Mondego river for 43 km of pure “central Portugal” Portugal can be quite challenging to cycle as it’s only up hills and mountains all over the country. But when you follow the cost or a river, it’s immediately less difficult (especially with kids). 86 km both ways or you can go back to Coimbra on a train, The last train leaves at 9.58 pm, your call!  ...

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Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups
Jan20

Recipes : My 5 favorite winter soups

Version française 5 super easy recipes to make delicious winter soups You can make a soup with any vegetable or any combination of vegetables. There is no danger to do some funcky mix, just follow your istinct, the seasons and a few simple rules : To make a good blended soup you need a thickener : Potatoes, rice, peas (chickpeas, fava beans…), roux (flour  and butter), flour alone, cornstarch… All these methods to thicken...

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Top things to do and eat in Viseu – Portugal
Jan13

Top things to do and eat in Viseu – Portugal

Version française A pretty little city up hill for a 1 day trip We only had one day to spend in Viseu but we enjoyed a lot being there, discovering its christmas market, parks, its walk almost all around town from the rampart… You might not be able to see the christmas market if you’re around in summer or spring, though if you have one extra day to spend in this region, Viseu really is worth it ! zoom on portugal and on...

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Duck breast with orange and honey sauce
Jan09

Duck breast with orange and honey sauce

Version française A delicious christmas dinner for those on the road – no oven As I said in a few previous recipes, when you’re on the road without a proper kitchen you have to improvise a bit. And when you care about the environment and you want to eat local you definitely have to get creative. Duck breast is absolutely not local since we are in Portugal but after more than a year and a half on the road and our second...

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Recipe tests around tofu !
Dec24

Recipe tests around tofu !

Version française With leek or zucchini and green olive… Let’s try some tofu recipes Note : Tofu’s taste is very neutral, therefore when you use it in a recipe, it’s more for its texture than its taste. When raw, its texture can be a bit thick and doughy, which is not so nice. The best is to fry it before you serve it or stew it like you’d do with a piece of red meat. The idea here is not to keep the...

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