Category Archives: Portugal

Novo Ano, Nova Vida

Entre todas as mudanças dos últimos meses, uma foi a mudança de casa. Continue reading

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New Year, New Life

Among the changes of the past six months or more was a change of house. Continue reading

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The Café and Delicatessen Linha 22

A new cafe has opened on Rua dos Clerigos which, like the electric tram for which it is named, is compact but very pleasant and a good way to learn more about Porto. Continue reading

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O Café e Mercearia Linha 22

Abriu um novo café na Rua dos Clerigos que como o electrico para quem é nomeado, é compacto mas muito agradável, e é uma boa maneira de saber mais sobre o Porto. Continue reading

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The Great Bacalhau Experiment

I always wanted to try to cook bacalhau, the dried salted cod beloved of the Portuguese. Now’s my chance. Continue reading

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Mux Again

This past Friday night I had the pleasure of seeing Mateus Nicolau de Almeida again, and tasting his 2010 wines from bottle – having tasted them from cask and cuba last November.  To make the night even better, there was … Continue reading

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Gaia’s Newest Tasting Room

… is Quevedo Port Wine, which opened just a few weeks ago.  From the Cais de Gaia turn up Rua Afonso III – which is the one just along the eastern side of the Ramos Pinto building – you will … Continue reading

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The Best Possible Guest

… is one who cooks a beautiful meal for you.  Wow. A friend has come to visit who said she doesn’t really know how to cook but has had two lunchtime lessons at a cooking school in London and knows … Continue reading

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São João Night 2011

Headed into Porto for São João festivities, the smell of barbecued sardines in my neighbourhood was overwhelming, I’m going to have to wash it out of my hair I think.  At Jardim de Morro, near the bridge, I got out … Continue reading

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Pronto Para São João

Estou pronto para São João:  comprei decoracões e uma planta manjericão – mas que aroma!  Não sei porque o manjericão é tradicional, pode alguem explicar, por favor? Vou à Casa da Musica este noite – um amigo toca trombeta com … Continue reading

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