Tasquinha da Muralha

Not only for fish-lovers, even those that claims they don’t like fish has changed their mind after a visit to this restaurant. The best fish in Algarve you find at a very small restaurant just by the river Guadiana in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, it’s not a restaurant that can be easily found as it is hidden…

Visit to Alentejo and Herdade Monte Novo e Figueirinha.

This week we had visitors from Sweden, we went with them and some friends that lives in Tavira for a day to Alentejo and the surroundings of Beja to visit some winemakers. We also enjoyed lunch at a traditional restaurant in the center of Beja. The first stop was programmed at Herdade Monte Novo e…

Dom Petisco

Dom Petisco is traditional Portuguese restaurant in Vila Real de Santo Antonio situated down stream at the bank of the river Guadiana almost where Guadiana meets the sea. Sitting outside a worm day or night overlooking Guadiana´s clear blue water with Spain on the other side gives you almost a sensation of being somewhere in…

Di Vino

One of our absolute favorite places for lunch/tappas/dinner is a small restaurant just by the river Guadiana, just opposite the marina at Avenida Republica in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. It is owned by a couple that has migrated from Lisbon to here, Bia is doing all the cooking offering traditional food that is extremely…

For rent – Algarve Portugal

We are renting out our apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the Algarve South-East Portugal, 50 min from Faro International Airport, just off the border to Spain and the Atlantic with its vast beaches. Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a pleasant and quiet little town that lives all year round, characterized by…

April 3 update Casa Schöldström

Hello everybody! Time again for an update of the progress of Casa Schöldström, it’s now a month since the last update and things are moving forward every day now. We have since a couple of weeks the sign above the entrance so it could be easily found as well as the floor tiles at the…

End of February situation report Casa Scholdstrom

A little bit more than a month has past since last report, things are happening every day now, most of the material has been decided upon and also ordered. The outside structure is finished, windows ordered as well as doors, closet furnishings, kitchen, etc., the plan to move in latest in May is still valid…

Spicy clams

I really had a desire for clams today. When I went to the fish market, they had no big mussels, so I bought clams instead. But this recipe, you can just as easily do with mussels. I wanted to make something different today with much more “interesting” flavor than the regular recipe with cream and…

Spareribs Asian touch

Spare ribs are fun to do and it goes fast too. I love cooking that takes care of itself in the oven. Good thing to do is to double the recipe so you get leftovers. It goes well in the lunchbox or just eat cold straight from the fridge. Good also for hungry school children…

Chicken with capers and olives

This recipe is a lovely dish I made it a long time ago on my Swedish blog Completewellnessblog so if you want it in Swedish you can take the recipe from there. This is also a dish you can serve dinner guests to. You can prepare ahead and when it comes to reheat it save the…

January; Progress report Casa Scholdstrom

Two and a half mont since last status report of Casa Scholdstrom has passed, we spent Christmas and New Year here in VRSA and we had the pleasure to have Filip with his girlfriend Jinos with us for 10 days. The construction has continued, we haven’t been able to see the progress of the outside…