Thursday, October 31, 2013

Photo of the Week: Pilansberg National Park

It has been really difficult to choose the photo of this week as it has been a fantastic holiday start in Pilansberg National Park...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wine of the Week: Finca La Emperatriz

Every time we go to the Restaurant Jota 5 in Madrid we don’t have to choose the wine we will drink because our friends immediately serve us Finca La Emperatriz Crianza 2009. This wine, from the Spanish Region of Rioja Alta e made with Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura Grapes. As every special things the only problem is that it is not easy to find it in Madrid but finally after contacting the winery I was able to find it…  Well writing  about this wine is like writing about a friend… better meet it ;)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The photo of the week: Tamar Project, Brasil!

The photo of this week was shot in december 2006 in a base of Tamar Project in Praia do Forte, Brasil. This photo is dedicated to all who make possible this project, not only preserving 5 turtles species but also for its social reintegration importance!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A must use ingredient for your Barbecue: Chimichurri Sauce!

For those who are now entering the spring, a great suggestion for your weekend barbecues, and for those who have just left the summer, a chimichurri sauce is always a great choice for any grilled meat dish...

For approx. 1.5 kg of sauce, you will need:

75 gr. parsley
750g ripe tomato
zest of half a lemon
3 g of dried thyme
50 grams of Garlic
6 gr sweet chili
1 small chilli pepper
375 ml of extra virgin olive oil
75 ml sherry vinegar
18 gr of oregano
175 gr onion
1 g ground cumin
17 gr of salt
125 ml of white wine vinegar
375 ml water
250 ml Sunflower Oil

Peel and finely chop the onion, then the garlic, parsley, tomato, (remove the seeds). Remove seeds from peppers and chop. Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Grate half a lemon peel and finally add preheated water. Mix and enjoy this delicious sauce ...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Aubergine with mozzarella and tomato sauce

You will need:
Tomato sauce, see the recipe here
1 Aubergine
Mozzarella Cheese
Aromathic herbs (Thyme, basil, oregano)
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil

Remove the stalk and cut the aubergine into 0,5 - 1cms slices. cover the slices with a pinch of salt and let it rest about 30 minutes in order to let it sweat. remove the excess of salt and dry it. season with freshly ground pepper and grill both sides on a hot griddle pan. In a tray add a splash of olive oil and put all the grilled aubergine slices, add the tomato sauce, then the mozzarella and finish with a mix of aromatic herbs. Put it in pre-heated oven for about five minutes, 190ºC and serve it immediately!

Quick and easy recipe, just what I was looking for today...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Photo of the Week: Douro

The photo of this week is a preview of the fantastic weekend through Portuguese Douro Valley. Coming soon on fdgoodlife...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Gordon Ramsay's Honey Mustard Pork chops

Last weekend I was on a cruise on Portuguese Douro Valley about which I will write soon. This was the reason why the recipe of the week only comes today... But as it is comonly said: better late than never...
The main tip for the recipe of this week is to prepare the marinate with few hours before of even the night before, basically the more time you have it, the more flavour you will get.

you will need:

Pork chops, (I used black Iberian pig chops)

2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard
6 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons of light soy sauce

In a bowl mix all the marinade ingredients. Add the pork chops and turn it to coat well. Cover with cling film and marinate it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
Grill it on a griddle pan or barbecue and for about five minutes each side brushing it with the marinade occasionally.  Let the chops rest about 5 minutes and serve it with a salad or a grilled vegetables couscous.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wine of the week: Quinta Edmun do Val Reserva 2009

I confess that I do not remember exactly the flavour of Quinta Edmun do Val, because I tasted it last february but What I cannot forget and is completly present in my memory: I Loved it! And i need to find it again...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My first interview!

Today is a very special day for me. After a hard and tough working day, this interview brought me the energy to pick up the computer and write... to continue feeding this hobby!

Follow the link below to read it!

Thank you guys for following and supporting this adventure and thanks Gourmandize for the interest and the oportunity
Please take a minute to read it, comment it and share it!

Photo of the week: Plitvice Lakes National Park

The photo of this week is one of several paradise landscapes that you can find at Plitvice Lakes National Park...