Category Archives: Food

Tasty Tuesday: Linguiça, a Portuguese Sausage

How can one not be impressed when served Portuguese sausage in a flaming clay grill?  Linguiça is a smoke cured pork sausage spiced with garlic and paprika. This type of sausage is one of Portugal’s popular products. It’s a must to … Continue reading

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True Food Kitchen Experience

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“I am so glad I ordered the pizza Margherita! It’s better than what we had in Italy.” My husband remarked as we left full and very satisfied the True Food Kitchen at the Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia.Italians pride themselves … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Satisfying Caldeirada

Caldeirada is Portuguese fish stew made of various types of fish, and potatoes. I grabbed the opportunity of having some on our visit to Nazaré, Portugal back in May. It was so good!Hubby and I were fully satisfied with our … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Italian Eats

No food, no fun!  Food is part of the joys of traveling. I enjoyed a lot on my trip to Italy last February. I have posted about each previously. As one of my responses to the photo challenge, collage, I’m … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Sardines

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Summertime is grilled sardines season in Portugal. June 13, Saint Anthony’s Day is celebrated by snacking on grilled sardines. On our visit to Alfama in the beginning of June, the celebration has commenced. Stalls lined the festive streets and the … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Bacalhau

Bacalhau, dried and salted cod, is a Portuguese staple. It is usually served on social occasions and at traditional Christmas Eve dinners.Most of the time, bacalhau is served with potatoes. On our last night in Portugal, we had dinner at … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Francesinha

You’ll need a knife and fork for this sandwich! Francesinha is a sandwich that originated in Porto. It is made with bread, ham, sausages, and steak or roast meat. Cheese is melted on top, garnished with fried egg, and beer-based … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Pastel de nata

Bom dia! I’m back from my Portugal trip which was too quick! Hubby didn’t want to leave. Ha! Ha!  One of the things I learned is that the Portuguese love egg-based desserts (my kind of people 😊). An ubiquitous pastry … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Durian Fruit

Otherwise known as the stinky fruit, durian is an acquired taste.Have you tried it?

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Thirsty Thursday: Romano’s Italian Soda

Today the temperature was in the 90’s! Hubby and I were out and about on our day off and we got really thirsty. We saw a Harry and David at a local outlet mall, and went in to check it … Continue reading

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