Category Archives: Food

Mushroom Festival

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Knowing that I am a big fan of fungus, I had been kindly invited to go along to the Alcaide Mushroom Festival        …with my good friends Mike and Julie.  I say ‘good friends’, as the journey there was long … Continue reading

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CBBH Photo Challenge – Repetition

I appear to have been challenged by my friend Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal (an excellent expat travel writer), to join the CBBH Photo Challenge. September’s theme is (and very nearly ‘was’) REPETITION. From an utter inability to think of … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up

The morning after the big forest fire here last week I phoned up a neighbouring expat in a hamlet over the other side of the valley, who had been on the receiving end of the northern extent of the fire.  … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S a Potato Harvest!

MORNING SESSION: Antonio & Ermelinda’s Field (yield: 36 sacks of potatoes each weighing 30-40 kilos); Breakfast; Our field (yield: 18 sacks); two trips on top of trailor full of potatoes to unload as respective houses; eat, drink & be merry … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Food, Growing, Harvest, Homegrown Produce, Life, Portugal, Potatoes, Village

And You Are From?

This spring has seen frosts, flooding, scorching sun and drought over just an eight-week period. The unfortunate ‘early crop’ potato plants have been frozen, rotted, burnt and suffocated all in their short little lives. I look forward with trepidation to … Continue reading

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Egg Sandwich

Self-sufficiency in the kitchen can sometimes become extremely samey. There are only so many ways to serve an egg sandwich at lunch time and pass it off as something more interesting than an egg sandwich. Yeah alright, it’s egg sandwich.  … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories

Posted in Animals, Culture, Dog Food, Dogs, kitchen, Portugal