Category Archives: Food

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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Tasty Tuesday: Halo-halo, A Filipino Summer Treat 

Last week, hubby and I met up with a mother and daughter we met on our trip to Turkey back in 2014. They were on the same flight as we were from New York to Istanbul. Our flight got redirected … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Pizza Margherita?

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I thought that Pizza Margherita has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil. But the couple of times we ordered Pizza Margherita in Italy, there weren’t any visible basil!When we ordered Margherita with prosciutto in Pompeii, no basil either.These pizzas may … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Cacio e Pepe

Cheese and pepper! Pecorino Romano cheese and fresh pepper. These are the two main ingredients in this Roman dish. It’s simple, and when prepared the right way, with quality ingredients, really good. Leaving some hot cooking water with the pasta … Continue reading

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