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Vinho or Vinha?

As you see the recipes, especially in this section, you might think I made a mistake on the titles.  One might say it should be vinha not vinho. Writing vinho instead of vinha was intentional.  Since vinha is indicative of the vineyard…

Massa de Pimentão -Sweet Red Pepper Paste

Popular iconic flavoring ingredient of the Alentejo. Ground salt-brined sweet red peppers are used to flavor most meats and poultry .  A distinctive flavor.  Usually additional salt is not needed when preparing a dish.     …
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Tis the season to Cook

When the fall comes and it always seems to come quickly,  the winemaking, tomato jam making, fig jam making and utilizing all the vegetables gets into full swing. See my easy tomato jam recipe in my book Authentic Portuguese Cooking.  …
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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.…