Simple Yummy Nougatine

During one of our visits to France I discovered an addictive sweet biscuit called nougatine. It's a wafer thin almond concoction eaten with coffee/tea or used as a decorative wafer when serving ice cream. Or if you are like me, and a real pig, you could munch your way through this addictive creation in one... Continue Reading →

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Authentic Curry Virgin!

Can you believe I was an authentic curry virgin? My friends, the curry addicts, could not understand how I’d managed to reach the ripe old age of xx and had never eaten at an authentic Indian restaurant. In fact, they thought I was joking when I informed them the number of curries I’d eaten in... Continue Reading →

Leite Creme – Portuguese Custard

This traditional Portuguese custard is usually served on its own, or with cake or fruit. My original intention was to serve the Leite Creme (custard) with my Rhubarb Crumble. Unfortunately, my oven conspired against me and refused to work so my uncooked crumble was subsequently banished to the freezer until my oven is mended. Ingredients... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is “Colorful” We were on our way to a restaurant with some friends when I spotted this colorfully painted truck in the car park. “Perfect”, I thought “Result! - just the picture I’d been looking for this week’s "Colorful" photo challenge theme”. Camera always to the ready I could... Continue Reading →

Vegetable Diary July – I will never be self sufficient!

My "Monthly Diary" and the saga of my attempts to grow my own fruit and veg continues... My success rate to date leads me to believe that even if I had a large enough plot I certainly would not be self-sufficient by any stretch of the imagination! Zucchini (Courgettes) My zucchini are still desperately clinging to... Continue Reading →

Hot Cross Buns – To Share with Friends

According to English folklore there are many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. My favorite superstition is accompanied by the rhyme... “Half for you and half for me, Between us two shall goodwill be” Apparently, if you share a hot cross bun while saying the above words it is meant to ensure friendship throughout the coming... Continue Reading →

Tuscan Chicken Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” Recipe Challenge

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to research and cook one new recipe each week. This recipe is courtesy of Paws2Claws from Northern Portugal, but originally came from her friend in Texas... P2C I have to report it was absolutely delicious and Mr Piglet definitely gave it the thumbs up! Thank you! Tuscan chicken... Continue Reading →

Piglet’s Favourite Piccalilli – “Foodie Friday” Recipe Challenge

This recipe was featured in my first monthly column at Expat Focus Piglet in Portugal: Missing Food From Back Home - Is It Just Me? There are many foods I miss from home including Paxo stuffing, Teabags, Cadbury Cream Eggs, Mincepies, English Christmas cake, English mustard, Horseradish, Piccalilli and Baked Beans to name a few.... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring in Portugal

Are you taking part in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge? This week's theme is "Spring" When I lived in the UK, the arrival of spring was heralded with wonderful displays of golden daffodils. In Portugal we have so many beautiful flowers throughout the year that when I think of spring; insects not flowers come to mind. Even... Continue Reading →

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