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.Continue reading “Recipe: Persian Love Cake”
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!Continue reading “Recipe: Korean Oxtail Soup”
I made hot and sour soup for dinner this evening and my friend asked for the recipe.
Here it is. This recipe makes 4 servingsContinue reading “Recipe: Hot and Sour Soup”
I tried Fleischpflanzerl (Bavarian meat patty) during my recent trip to Bavarian Germany and loved it. I decided to make it on my own.
Here is how I made it.Continue reading “Recipe: Bavarian Fleischpflanzerl”
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: