I can't wait to tell you about Portugal's wonder, her winding trails, and her charming ways. We were tucked away, deep, in a quaint stone village for the first few days, within Guarda's undulating hills. With views extending as far as the eye could see. Badamalos, has that quality, of slowing you right down, encasing you within it's warmed summer stone walls. We spent precious family moments, laughing, playing, jumping in the Coa river. We ate and sang at the top of our voices, danced, by the candle light until the skies were dotted with stars. We woke up early and slept late, trailed up to hidden, peaceful, spots. Sat on boulders, at hill tops, and raised our arms to empty skies.
Well!! Good morning... Can I just say that even though, I love waking up to the lightly dusted, snowy rooftops in Cambridge, it's all really starting to take it's toll on us. All this fooling around. With cold sun rays one minute and dense snow the next... Really does get us all yearning for a few sunny days! We are desperate for BRIGHT, And blue skies, that last a little more that an instant... For sun bathed yellows, and warm spring rays, for bare feet and uncovered knees light sweaters and mid-day picnics baskets, filled with colourful, sweet, yellow custard tarts.
______________________________________________________________________________________ My Portuguese Kitchen | A series that celebrates the amazing and simple flavours of our beautiful Portuguese table. PASTEIS DE NATA. Have you tried them before? If you're surrounded by fireplaces and winter socks, eat them warm with a sprinkling of cinnamon. I like to dig out the custard filling with my coffee spoon, and have the flaky pastry Last. HERE is the recipe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
How Would you eat your Pastel de Nata?
There's a new Girl in town, Adilia, a Portuguese baker, opened the most amazing bakery on Norfolk Street, in Cambridge. Up until now... When that feeling, that a little piece of home was missing. We Cambridge folk had no choice, but to drive a good 10 miles out to find the nearest Portuguese Cafe. The main reason being... Pasteis de Nata! Off course And a good old stocking of those Portuguese essentials... So Dear friend! If you happen to travel this way make this one of your stops. And If you manage to reach as far as Lisbon... BELEM! Pasteis de Belem. It just had to be said. Hope you have a sweet WEEKEND! Have you planed anything grand? xxx p.s - random question. Have you joined me on facebook?