Recipe: Persian Love Cake

One beautiful Sunday morning last autumn, my friend Christine and I took a walk on the Aqueduto das Águas Livres in Lisbon. This was the site where Diogo Alves – Portugal’s first serial killer – supposedly robbed and killed seventy people, feigning suicide.

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Recipe: Korean Oxtail Soup

Rainy season, or shall we say, delayed rainy season, started in Lisbon. I was told that we usually have the rains from November to March, but this year, somehow, we saw days with glorious blue skies. Well, as with everything, there’s always a catch….Now 95% of Portugal are in severe drought, we prayed for much needed rain, and we got it!

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Há Caracóis!

Summer in Portugal is the time to eat Sardinhas Grelhadas (grilled sardines) and Caracóis (Portuguese snails). While the sardine season starts right around June – before the famous Santo António Festival, the Há Caracóis (Have snails) sign pops up in most restaurants/tascas shortly after the Easter holiday.

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Recipe: Summer Fruit (Apricot & Plum) Cake

This recipe of Moelleux of Summer Fruit from David Lebovitz popped up in my Instagram feed the other day. I happened to have some local apricots and plums from my visit to Caldas da Rainha in central Portugal. So I decided to give it a try. It was super easy to make and turned out beautifully.

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