new year’s resolution

Happy New Year fellow travelers! Hoping 2021 is a healthy and less chaotic year for all of us. Above all, I hope that we can travel again. Explorer new countries, new adventures, meet new people, and experience great foods and new wines. I missed that most of all. New Year’s Resolution: A New Year’s resolution […]

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Family Recipes

With cancelled travel plans and stay-at-home mandates, I found myself trying to find a project to keep me busy these past three months; there is so much house cleaning one can do. While digging for a recipe I hadn’t cooked in awhile, inspiration came to me: how about writing a cookbook! Of course, I’m not […]

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Paella – Lena’s Version

Growing up in Portugal everything we did revolved around food, and wine! The love of cooking started at an early age. Spent many evenings watching the women in my family cooking those great meals for family holidays and events. I also learned to cook, the fishermen’s way, from my dad. I always felt cooking was […]

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Vacationing in Portugal

white and blue painted house

Portugal is home, more specifically, Algarve. We don’t visit as often as we would like, but try to go at least every two or three years to visit family and friends. The last time we visited was in 2016. Time to start looking at flights! Portugal had remained the lesser known of the european countries, […]

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In the end, what’s really important…

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday. Like many american families, it’s a day for us to gather with family and friends, enjoy the tradition of turkey, too many side dishes and football. I forgot the pie; must have pie, or three!! On this day we slow down our busy lives, and give thanks for all that […]

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