To do : 3 days cycling trip through Penamacor, Monsanto & idanha a nova – Portugal
Apr30

To do : 3 days cycling trip through Penamacor, Monsanto & idanha a nova – Portugal

Version française 3 days cycling the hills of the “centro de Portugal” trhough three gorgeous historical villages One of my favorite cycling trip so far in the colorful fields of the center of Portugal chasing the old templar villages. It’s best to do it in April / beginning of may while the weather is nice and warm (but not crazy hot) but check the opening date of the “parque do campismo do freixal”...

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Recipe : Smoothie, 100% fresh fruits, strawberry and basil, no sugar !
Apr21

Recipe : Smoothie, 100% fresh fruits, strawberry and basil, no sugar !

Version française For a fresh start every morning from spring to summer… One of the best ressources here in Portugal is without a doubt the quality and abundance of fresh and local fruits. It is so wonderful to bite in a juicy tomato or strawberry in April and discover what a huge difference it will make in a recipe. And because we love to treat ourselves well everyday… It’s smoothie here every morning ! Ingredients...

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Top things to do and eat in castelo Branco – Portugal
Apr03

Top things to do and eat in castelo Branco – Portugal

Version française The “tourism free” portuguese city… Almost two months now that I’m living the dream of the portuguese life in Castelo Branco and I’m still very often amazed how beautiful the landscape around here is. No azulejos, no church at every corner, no smell of grilled fish in the streets here, Castelo Branco has nothing to do with the portuguese dream cliché. The Bairro interior sul is an...

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Receita : Bonlinhos de bacalhau
Mar17

Receita : Bonlinhos de bacalhau

Version française English version A minha primeira receita portuguesa em português Esta receita vem do livro da mãe da minha cunhada quem é da Lousada, no norte do Portugal… E foi muito fácil de fazer ! Ingredientes : 250 g de bacalhau demolhado 200 g de batatas 1/2 cebola 1 colher de sopa de salsa picada 2 ovos Sal noz-moscada   Preparação : Cozem-se as batatas com a casca, descascam-se e reduzem-se a puré. Coze-se o...

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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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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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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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