Doing any job is easier when you have the right tools on hand. One of a cook’s best tools — and secret weapons — is having a well-stocked pantry.
Cooking is much simpler if you know that you’ve already got what you need on hand, and aren’t going to have to run to the corner market every time you want … Read the rest
My wife has always been a great fan of the Chinese food and it has failed to do anything for me at all! I would rather enjoy proper British food but on this ocassion I thought I would give it a go. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it and what varieties of foods was on offer. … Read the rest
Even though I live in the sunny skies of Portugal we still have really cold winters just like most of the world. It gets warm from around March so we are now at that point when we are sick to death of the cold weather and all we want to do is have a walk by the beach.
However I … Read the rest
Right now global warming features in the media on a constant basis and we are all asked to make our effort to do something to help our planet. Many years ago if you did want to help you was considered as a new age hippy whilst now it is classed as perfectly normal to want to make an effort.
But … Read the rest
Since moving to Portugal I have discovered that there is three things that a Portuguese menu simply can’t live without. It is your bread, chicken and chilled white wine. (obviously I find the wine the most appealing especially after a long day!)
Whenever you visit a Portuguese restaurant the white wine tastes beautiful and it is nicely chilled and served … Read the rest