Zoomarine among best parks in Europe

Portugal has the 7th best theme park in Europe, announced byTripAdvisor. The water park Zoomarine in Albufeira, is the sole representative in the national ranking of the "Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in Europe". photo credits wikimedia The distinction is extremely important. All the choices of "Traveller's Choice Awards" reflect the views of many of the users of the largest travel site in the world who visited theme parks … [Read more...]

Caracóis and The Art of Snail Cooking

photo by retinafunk Recipe Ingredients 2Kg of snails salt oregano sticks Preparing the Snails Eight days before cooking you need to purge the snails, for that you put them inside a container with holes (small enough not to let them escape) and covered with a net (or a sieve). You can give them some flour or bran to help with the purge or any toxins and help them grow a bit. After that you wash the snails several times in slat … [Read more...]

Azeitonas de Sal

photo by Zé Júlio Ingredients 3 Liters of black mature olives 3 spoons of coarse salt garlic olive oil vinegar parsley cumin paprika Preparation of the Salt Olives Put the olives in a clay pot and sprinkle with salt and let them rest in it for a week. Remove from the pot the amount of olives you wish to use, scald with hot water and leave them simmering overnight. Next day remove the water, and if they are too salty … [Read more...]

Algarve Beaches among best in Europe

Acording to TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2011 Algarve has 3 beaches of the top 25 beaches in Europe. Albufeira, Alvor and Lagos are among the preferred beaches for tourists and editors. photo by Sberla_ The choices made reflect the views of users of TripAdvisor where the Travellers' Choice Awards named the 25 best beaches in Europe, a list dominated by Mediterranean beaches and led by the resort town of Ayia Napa in Cyprus. All the … [Read more...]

Cataplana Algarvia

This is the typical "Cataplana Algarvia", one of the many cataplana dishes in the Algarve. It's not hard to make at all, but it requires very fresh fish for the best experience. Cataplana Ingredients 200g of Lophius/Monkfish 200g of Grouper fish 200g of Porgy fish 150g of prawns 150g of clams 2 onions 2 tomatoes 1 green bell pepper 2 garlic cloves 2 dl of olive oil 1 dl of white wine 0,5 dl of brandy or … [Read more...]