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”
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.Continue reading “Recipe: Summer Fruit (Apricot & Plum) Cake”
Recipe: Sicilian Orange 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.
Recipe of the Week
It’s been hectic the past couple of weeks at work. Even so, I still manged to cook these dishes:
Recipe: Banana Walnut Bread
Last week I posted pictures of some of my dishes and asked what recipes you would like me to share. This first one came from BrilliantViewpoint of brillantviewpont.com:
Recipe: Portuguese Walnut Tart
We had this tart for breakfast at Hotel Albergaria do Calvário in Évora, Portugal. It had a good nutty flavor and was not overly sweet as the other pastries we’d had in Portugal. I loved it! The hotel kindly shared their recipe with me. So here it is how to make it!
Recipe: French Almond Pear Tart
This delicious tart takes a little bit of planning, First you poach the pears, which is a no-brainer. Then you make the shell, add the toppings and bake it again, et voilà – a beautifully golden colored, nicely caramelized tart!
Recipe: Matcha Coconut Mochi Cake
I made this cake last week for a Chinese New Year’s celebration party. It was an instant crowd-pleaser.
I was asked to share the recipe so here it is.
Recipe: Almond Cake
I make a really good almond cake.
Torta Caprese Alle Niccole
It was a dark and stormy night.