Main dishes

Dish Cooking Studio (Citrus Sangria)

Dish Cooking Studio (Citrus Sangria)

To celebrate Margaret’s birthday this month her daughters presented her with a unique gift … an evening at Dish Cooking Studio with Chef Erin Ross and her 2 associates.  I was invited to join Margaret and what a fabulous experience it was!  The Studio offers innovative […]

Crusty Bread

Crusty Bread

I will break any diet when I come face to face with warm crusty bread…pass the butter or the Quince Marmalade!  Bread is my weakness so I must confess that I don’t make this recipe very often but that being said, it is a easiest […]

Pork & Clam Dish – Carne de Porco a Alentejana

Pork & Clam Dish – Carne de Porco a Alentejana

If you love pork and clams this dish is for you! It’s a favourite from the Alentejo region in southern Portugal, where my parents are from.  This is a family favourite; you won’t be disappointed.

Perfect Mother’s Day Recipe

Perfect Mother’s Day Recipe

On Mother’s Day pamper your mom with a delightful meal to show how much you care. Surprise her by cooking some of these simple recipes.  What better way to show her how much you love her.

Alheira Puff Pastry Braid

Alheira Puff Pastry Braid

Alheira is a Portuguese sausage made with a variety of meats (not including pork) and bread. It is usually made with chicken. The name Alheira comes from Alho (garlic) which is a common ingredient in this sausage. I first tried Alheira last year and fell […]

Milk Bread ‘Pão de Leite’

Milk Bread ‘Pão de Leite’

  This was my first attempt at making bread thanks to a great recipe from Azorean Green Bean. I always thought that making bread would be difficult and time consuming…wrong! This recipe is fantastic for a beginner like myself. It is milk bread ‘Pão de […]