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”
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.