Friday, 29 February 2008

Places to go, People to see, Portugal

Smell the roses today and everyday.

Days to remember.

Lisbon, Statue of King Jose I.
The Lisboa Plaza Hotel was a good choice to stay.

Beautiful cobbled lane in Loule.

The chimneys are very ornamental.

Lilli feeds Lilli a treat.

Colourful Majolica honey pots.

Algarve, Loule is a pretty town near the sea.

Seville, City tour with horse and carriage.

Silvia gave me this artist's cookbook as a present.

This handsome cockerel is the art work of Philippe Claisse.

Silvia's paintings are precise, geometric in vibrant colours.

Sopa de Melao (Melon soup) is Silvia's recipe.

Peel the melon, discard the seeds and cut it in pieces. Blend the Melon together with some sharp mint leaves. Add freshly ground pepper and a pinch of Cayenne.

Leave the soup for at least three hours in the fridge.

Put the wet plates or glass bowls into the deep freezer.

Before serving whisk the soup, pour and divide evenly into the ice cold plates or bowls.

Decorate with Strawberries cut in half and mint leaves.

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