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…

November situation – Casa Scholdstrom

Time is flying, 4 month in on the construction of Casa Scholdstrom, now we are walking into the different rooms and can really start planning first of all the bath rooms and material for the flooring. Some rooms appears bigger on the drawing and vice versa, however so far we are very happy with the…

Bacon wrapped Monk fish

I love to go to the fish market here in Vila Real de Santo António. I always go without knowing what to buy, I always go for the daily inspiration. Today I chose monkfish, has really firm texture, both fried and grilled with ease and it holds together nicely. Bacon wrapped monkfish. 2 Pers. 2…

Progress of construction, September 2016

Some time has now passed after the start of construction of ”Casa Scholdstrom”, we have been away to Sweden for a 5 weeks break to see our children, Filip and Felicia plus some friends but as always, time passes too quickly and at the end we didn’t manage all that we wanted to do. In…

Teriyaki chicken

I love chicken in all ways. I prefer chicken thighs because of the texture of the meat. There are many ways of preparing Teriyaki chicken but this is a very easy way and taste lovely. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs Chicken thighs with the skin on Celtic Sea salt Toasted sesam seeds Spring onions 1 Tbs…

Exercise in Vila Real de Santo António

Here with the owners of Academia Desportiva, David and Marsia. One of the reasons why we like Vila Real de Santo António so much is because of their wide selection of sport activities that you can do here. Exercising the body is extremely important in our life; it is a lifestyle. Here you find good…

Finally; the construction starts!

After several month of bureaucracy involving the architect and his project people and at times also our lawyer we finally received the building permit on Friday June 24 from the Camera Municipal in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Actually the same day as Sweden celebrates Midsummer Eve, giving us a strong reason for celebration even…

Restaurant Sem Espinhas

A restaurant that we like very much to go to is the Sem Espinhas. It can be found on Avenida Republica 51, in Vila Real de Santo António. They also have a website http://www.semespinhas.net  It is located nicely near the river and in the summer you can also sit outside. The staff is always very friendly…

Ceviche

Ceviche is originally from Peru. I learned how to make a Peruvian ceviche from a friend when we lived in Panama. It is lime-marinated fish, so incredibly good and fresh. Would actually be able to live on it, I think. Can be served for lunch, picnic, or as an appetizer. In summer it is an…

Monthly medal Quinta do Vale; June

Quinta do Vale is an amazing golf course, the more I play it the more I get to like it, every day it’s a new challenge and depending on the weather and wind you get to see the course from a new perspective. Now it’s in really good condition, the greens are firm and fast,…

Spanish Gazpacho

I love Gazpacho when it’s really hot summer days! Right now we have +35 degrees in Portugal so a gazpacho really cools down. We lived in Spain for some year’s years in the 80’s and there I had a friend from Andalusia who taught me to make authentic gazpacho, so I’ve learned from the best…

Frittata

Many people often ask me what I eat for breakfast since I don´t eat gluten. My answer is always, everything else :). This lovely frittata for example is one thing you can serve together with bacon, ham and avocado. You can save it for a couple of days in the refrigerator and if you are…