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Portuguese salami chocolate easy recipe

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  Hello good people!  I'm not much into sweets, I just eat dark chocolate all the time. Usually, I finish my meals with black coffee without sugar and a piece of chocolate. Lately, instead of chocolate, I've been eating candied or crystallized ginger. I've become so addicted to it that I almost forgot chocolate! But today I missed  Salame de Chocolate. This salami is not the traditional cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat, typically pork. It's made with cookies and chocolate. Do you want to know how to make Salami Chocolate? These are the ingredients for Salame de Chocolate or Chocolate Salami. Salame is a very popular treat in Portugal, any youngster knows how to do it. It combines the sweetness of old and traditional Portuguese Maria cookies and cocoa to make an unbelievably tasty treat. Some recipes may include almonds and walnuts, or Porto wine or coffee but this one I am making is the first one I learned, it's very easy and inexpensive. The

Baked Russet apples with cinnamon and Port

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  Hello! Do you like baked apples? Of course, you do. My favorite apples to bake are "maçã reinetas " . In the English language, it translates to Russet apples, and they easy to recognize because they have rough and dull skin. Egremont Russet is a classic English russet apple from the Victorian era. The skin is entirely covered with "russet", which feels like very fine sandpaper. The pulp has a sweet flavor and a tendency to flour and is yellow in color. Not all russet apple varieties are the same in appearance, taste, or texture. Even the term "russet" is not clearly defined.  When peeled you can eat it in salads for example, and they are also a popular partner for cheese. The most common Portuguese Russet are from Alcobaça, a region know for wonderful fruit production, and also the ones from Fontanelas, in Sintra. Portuguese Russet are harvested in the first half of September. You can try this recipe with other kinds of apples. They will behave differe

Innovative Portuguese Tiles by Add Fuel

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! Instagram  - Click to watch more of his work Built in the 1960s, the Torre neighborhood was originally designed as a suburb to relocate fishermen and their families that inhabited the center of the village. Today it has more than 30 buildings, but many of its original inhabitants and families still reside in there. Usually the wives of fishermen, the “varinas” sold fresh fish brought home by their husbands. With my work around the ceramic “azulejo” tiles I try to bring tradition and Portuguese culture to the present, preserve it, re-think it, but varinas are, unfortunately, a dying tradition, a dying profession. Shortly after I started this mural, I was told that on this exact same wall, forty-something years ago there was a varina called Helena that sold fish right there, in front of this wall. Happy coincidences. Add  Fuel In 2013 Add Fuel (Diogo Machado) created this mural in Figueira da Foz. The city where I live. So cool! I really like his modern a

Lisboa by André Vicente Gonçalves

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Today I invite you to watch Lisbon through the lenses of André Vicente Gonçalves . He is the photographer behind the very well known project Windows of the world and Doors of the world.

Lisbon under the stars: a cool experience

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Until July 20, with 2 daily sessions, at 9:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., this show takes place inside the Ruins of Carmo Church. This event will transport the public into an immersive journey through more than 600 years of history the city of Lisbon and Portugal. LISBOA UNDER STARS is a unique spectacle in Lisbon. A multidisciplinary experience was developed for multimedia, virtual writing, and visual effects, to the sound of great names of Portuguese music. The Ruins of Carmo have been the ideal stage for LISBOA UNDER STARS. This is a new way of experiencing more than 600 years of the history of Lisbon and Portugal. You can watch the making of here . 

Quinta da Pacheca Wine Barrels you san sleep in

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Can you imagine yourself waking up on the middle of a vineyard, and experience the rurality of one of the most famous wine regions in the world? These wine barrels at Quinta da Pacheca have a bold architectural project and it's an offer of the Wine House hotel.  You can take a winery tour here, enjoy a wine tasting session paired with cheese and jam, have a picnic in the vineyards, or maybe a wine course. In an idyllic and romantic setting, Wine Barrels will provide you a unique experience of contact with nature and the monumental reality of the Douro Wine Region. It's a perfect spot for a good rest await in the environment of rurality. Lamego is situated in the center of the Douro region and is surrounded by extensive private grounds with vineyards. It's somehow a quirky accommodation option for all the wine lovers out there. The accommodation blends modern design with a historic setting.

The Portuguese Chicken Burguer - Voyage of Discovery

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Video McDonald’s Malaysia is taking Malaysians on an exciting taste adventure to another corner of the world with the unveiling of its brand new Portuguese Chicken Burger. Inspired by  flavours of Portugal, the new burger the Portuguese-inspired burger features a juicy fried chicken patty, dipped in a unique piri-piri sauce, served with a bed of mixed vegetable and fresh lettuce, all sandwiched between a brand new chilli flake bun. The result is a delectable meal bursting with rich flavours and spices that is distinctly Portuguese. The Portuguese Chicken Burger set meal is served with French fries and either a Fanta Grape McFreeze or regular coke, and is priced from RM16.99. There's also a new Augmented Reality game called Catching Nonando, in which customers would need to “catch” as many Nonando Chickens as they can in 60 seconds to collect points. Customers will be instantly rewarded with discounts on the Portuguese Chicken Burger, depending on how many Nona

Portugaba: the summer tote bag by Christian Louboutin

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Christian Louboutin ’s love to Portugal - he says this country is his second home - has sent him all over the country in search of artisans with old skills and Portuguese traditions. These are the faces of women and men that made this creation possible . From the north of Portugal to the south, the PORTUGABA unites the remarkable talents of artisans from all over the country.   The two handmade summer totes are called “Portugaba”. 10% of the profits will go to the “Associação Portugal A Mão” which protects and promotes Portuguese craftsmanship. It's called a "sustainaluxe" product skillfully crafted by local artisans. Yes, it has the value of three Portuguese minimum wages but that is worthy for a fans of everything that's handmade with the use of traditional techniques. These bags use old techniques such as puxados and ripado, artisans work by hand on wooden looms. These are the skills and knowledge that keep Portuguese traditions alive. The bags a

Portuguese floating house is quite a dream

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Floating is a modern and beautifully designed boat house. (Click to watch the video) "A romantic gateway for two or a mobile house in the middle of a lake for the entire family or a group of friends. Whether you choose to use the floating home as a base camp for numerous outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, water skiing or fishing, or simply to relax, you’re guaranteed a great living experience." GoFriday The company's name is GoFriday. "Friday brings together a wide range of design, engineering, certification and marketing competencies focused on creating technologically advanced nautical and water-related leisure devices and equipment." This is all happening 50km away from where I live, in the city of Coimbra. Friday is a spin-off of the University of Coimbra, launched by a team with over 30 years of experience in research and development in the fields of Structural, Electrical, Hydraulic, Marine, Coastal and Mechanical Engineeri

A Pirate boy themed birthday party!

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As you know A  Portuguese Love store  has also cute products for kids and not just products inspired by the culture and traditions of Portugal! And they are a big success!  I invite you to have a look at what's available if you're planning to through a birthday party for your kid!  For boys there's six themes available:  Cowboy, Skater boy, Magician man, Astronaut boy, Rock star and Pirate boy . Here's a sample of the products available at the  store  for the theme  Pirate!  Have a look!

Fishermen dead in trawler tragedy

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Hello friends and followers Today I am not happy. This fishing trawler named Olívia Ribau has more than 20 meters. Watch the video as she sails gently into the harbor followed by hundreds of os seagulls. It's wonderful to watch these fishing boat arrivals and I have witnessed it many times. As you may remember I live in Figueira da Foz. We have a few great beaches and sardines from these waters are considered very tasty. Unfortunately, this city harbors his famous for its difficulty and for the last days the sea was agitated not making it easy to go up the river. Olivia Ribau sank at the entrance of Figueira da Foz's port on Tuesday at the end of the day. Two men were saved, one didn't make it alive even if he survived to hold to the hull of the boat for some time. Two bodies were found today trapped inside the boat and two are still missing. I love the sea, as you may know. This tragedy happened so close to the shore that several people watched it happening, called f

Make a Mermaid Girl Themed Birthday Party!

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Hello! I think some of you know this already. A  Portuguese Love store  has also cute products for kids and not just products inspired by Portugal!  I invite you to have a look at what's available if you're planning to through a birthday party for your kid! For girls there's six themes available: Ballerina, Mermaid, Romantic Girl, Geisha, Pop Star Girk, Strawberry, Cake Chocolate and Candy and Princess . Here's a sample of the products available at the store for the theme Mermaid . 

Worst Day Ever?

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Chanie Gorkin, who is apparently an 11th grader at Beth Rivkah High School in Crown Heights, submitted a clever poem called “Worst Day Ever? to Poetry Nation. It went viral.After the poetry site posted Gorkin’s submission online, it quickly made its way across the Atlantic. London resident Ronnie Joice “spotted the poem tacked to the wall of a bar in North London,” then posted it to social media. A cute story. Specially for poetry lovers like myself!

St. John's Festival Squeaky hammers inspired a contest

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Big plastic squeaky hammers inspired a contest that takes place in Porto for four years now. More than 200 proposals are on display until 16th July at an exhibition. These are the ones I sent. the first one is a Paper Toy and the second is a Flip Book. You can download the Paper Toy model an build the paper toy hammer. Pdf has all the instructions. It's very easy! http://www.mediafire.com/view/x46n9rgdaf2fxv1/MarteloPaperToy.pdf The Flip Book hammer: In this video,  you can watch the plastic hammer in action! The author of the video summarized the festival in a few lines: "This was one wild party in Porto, Portugal celebrating the city's patron saint, and we loved every minute of it. The tradition is to eat grilled sardines, drink Super Bock beer, and go around whacking each other with big plastic squeaky hammers. At midnight, they set off fireworks from a whole line of barges anchored in the Douro River-- the best display I've seen. Then th

Make a pirate themed Birthday Party for your kid!

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Hello! I think some of you know this already. A  Portuguese Love store  has also cute products for kids and not just products inspired by Portugal!   I invite you to have a look at what's available if you're planning to through a birthday party for your kid! For boys there's six themes available: Cowboy, Skater, Magician, Astronaut, Rock Star and Pirate . Here's a sample of the products available at the store for the theme Pirate. 

Portuguese Christmas sweet recipe

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Mexidos do Natal or Formigos Recipe Ingredients Sugar - 1 tea cup, shallow Honey - 2.5 dl 1 cinnamon stick Lemon peel Port Wine - 1/2 glass wine Butter - 1 tablespoon Water - 1.5 lt 1 pinch salt Pine nuts - 50 g Walnuts - 50 g Raisins - 50 g Bread - 250 g Optional: cinnamon powder for decoration Preparation First comes blending the bread you kept for a few days and it must be crumbled by hand. Then you put cinnamon, lemon peel, butter, salt, sugar and honey in boiling water. Allow to boil for a few minutes (15 minutes) and then put the walnuts, pine nuts and raisins in. Finally pour the Port wine. Let it boil for three minutes and is ready. (If it looks too liquid you can let it boil a little longer) Don't forget to stir constantly. Place on a plate and serve sprinkled with a little cinnamon powder. Eat cold. You can leave the cinnamon powder out because the flavour is already in the mix! A friend of mine from Porto was talking about this sweet on Facebook and many were curi

A little tour on Lisbon 2/2

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Hello again! Welcome to round number two! Are you ready for what's next? First of all, I want you to meet my new canine friend. His name is Pan. Pan is my friend's dog. Isn't Pan adorable? He's all eyes and tiny nose for my friend, he goes like - Where are you? Where are you going? What are you doing? But when he discovered that I liked him he had no problems asking for petting every minute he could! On the second photo, he's ready to show me his belly once again! Come on, come on, I want more! Too cute! Oops! It looks like I missed these photos on my first post. It was taken over Saturday's dinner. After a very nice roasted chicken with fries and pinked wine, we indulged ourselves on some more Birthday cake!!! Calories alert!! Calories alert! The next morning the sky was cloudy but the sun was showing. We visited a Christmas market in Alvalade and then we found this Cabine de Leitura at Praça de Londres - check Cabine de Leitura Fac