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Pastels de Belem/Custard Tarts Belem -Style

The secret recipe of these famous custard tarts of the Belem district of Lisbon is well protected.  Throngs of visitors to the bakery line up to enjoy the luscious custard tarts. If you time it right, you can watch through a window while…

A Fine Catch of Fish

When it comes to preparing seafood in the Portuguese way, it is a flavorful change from the everyday baked, stuffed and fried fish found in most American recipe boxes. My taste buds stand up and take notice at the slightest thought of the…
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Did you know..?

Did you know that paprika does more than just add color to a dish?  Made from a variety of red peppers, sweet to mildly hot, it actually helps digestion all the while giving flavor to a dish! Try the smoked paprika for a deeper flavor.…

For the Love of Tomatoes

 by Ana Patuleia Ortins  copyright 2014                I don’t know about you, but I have to admit that every year, starting in mid March, I am nearly obsessed…