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.Continue reading “Há Caracóis!”
I made Chinese braised spare ribs for a dinner party yesterday and it became one of the favourite dishes of the night.
Here is how I made it.Continue reading “Recipe: Chinese Braised Spare Ribs”
I picked up a bag of organic purslanes for €0.78 at the farmers market and decided to turn them into a salad.Continue reading “Recipe: Purslane Salad”
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.Continue reading “Recipe: Summer Fruit (Apricot & Plum) Cake”
My trip to Venice rekindled my interests in Italian cooking, to a point that I was tittering with another trip in the spring to Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Then we all know what happened.
It’s been hectic the past couple of weeks at work. Even so, I still manged to cook these dishes:
When I worked in the East Coast, this was my favorite soup for lunch. I haven’t seen it in the Pacific Northwest nor in Ireland. For what I know it is classified as American Italian food. So when I miss the good old America, I make this soup.
According to Chinese culinary tradition, spring is the time to eat garlic chives.
Good morning sunshines!!! I hope you are safe and sounds whereever you are.
Working from home has provided me a lot of opportunities to cook my own meal. This week alone I’ve made Continue reading “Receipe of the week”