Porto, Portugal

Porto Ben and I were in Porto for 2 days, but I really felt that we could have just been in Porto for 1 day. Porto is more of a walking city, you walk around all day, and you’ll be able to see everything that needs to be seen. We were quite bored on the… Continue reading Porto, Portugal

Douro Valley, Portugal

Douro Valley We drove to Peso de Regua, to our accommodation, Casa de Romezal. We met Marguerite and Luis, who own Casa de Romezal, they are really amazing people. Apparently Casa de Romezal has been in their family for generations, but until 10 years ago, it was in ruins. Their father passed away suddenly about… Continue reading Douro Valley, Portugal

Sagres, Lagos, Monchique, and Coimbra, Portugal

Sagres Ben and I drove down south to Sagres. We really wanted to do a short hike along the way, so I turned to trusty old Google. The blog that I read suggested that we head to Esteveira, near Rogil. The blog described a 1.5 hour secret walk/hike with amazing views. The description was pretty… Continue reading Sagres, Lagos, Monchique, and Coimbra, Portugal

Kangaroo with cherry chutney

This is another dish I made for our Mothers’ Day Lunch – it was a huge hit, because it was so unexpected! Kangaroo has a very game-y taste, and the cherry chutney gives it a lovely rich flavour, it just elevates the whole dish. If you are having this dish as part of a whole… Continue reading Kangaroo with cherry chutney

Figs wrapped in proscuitto

I picked this recipe up from a live demonstration with Justine Schofield! Love this recipe so much, it is such a fantastic canapé/entree idea, and seriously, who doesn’t love figs! This dish was a huge hit at our Mother’s Day lunch, Ben’s grandmother, Bella, confessed that she had 5! I don’t want to specify serves… Continue reading Figs wrapped in proscuitto

Crema Catalana

I fell in love with crema catalanas in Spain. It’s quite similar to a creme brûlée, which is the French version, pretty sure the Spanish and the French are still arguing about who created it first. I find the crema catalanas have a strong citrus flavour, which is quite different. I had to make these… Continue reading Crema Catalana

Madrid and Segovia, Spain

Madrid: We stayed in an Airbnb in Lavapies, Madrid, while the apartment was very nice and well-located, we had actually arrived at a very unfortunate time. Lavapies had had a small tragedy the day before we arrived – an African street vendor had died under suspicious circumstances in Lavapies, which then sparked a riot. When… Continue reading Madrid and Segovia, Spain