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May 12, 2021

5 reasons to visit Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, in the Douro Valley

The reasons are endless to visit any winery in the Douro Valley - this UNESCO world heritage site is a bucket list travel destination, especially if you are a wine lover!  Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a  must visit of the Douro - with breathtaking views this winery hotel is perched right above the river.

May 7, 2021


This is our first of a series of blog posts dedicated to traveling to the Douro Valley. When to go? What to do? How much time do I need?  We will start with the basics and then grow our guide over the next few months. We hope you enjoy it!

Apr 29, 2021

Easy Port Tonic with an Orange Twist

Port Wine is deeply associated with holidays, desserts and colder weather. You drink a little glass after a meal with something sweet or a nice cheese and it’s a bomb of unctuous deliciousness but its potential doesn’t end there and it can be perfect in the summer as a cocktail too!

Apr 20, 2021

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Choriço, Portuguese Style!

There are times we eat to fuel our bodies and then there are times we eat to fulfill our souls, our friendships and o...

Apr 16, 2021

5 reasons to include Quinta do Tedo on your next trip to Portugal

A visit to Quinta do Tedo's estate is the perfect way to experience the Douro terroir in all its glory: walk the vineyards, taste their Douro wines and Ports, try their olive oil, hike amazing natural trails and have delightful meals standing over a breathtaking view of the Douro river. Come for the day or book a stay!

Apr 8, 2021

(Adults Only!) Strawberry Rosé Sorbet!

Joana here, preparing an adults-only frozen treat you’ll want to repeat all spring and summer long! Think rosé. Now think strawberries. Freeze! The best part is that it requires minimal preparation, minimal dishes and only a few steps.

Apr 5, 2021

Farah's Guide To Lisbon Dining!

For the second part on our blog series about Lisbon travel we are biting into the city’s food scene: off the beaten path treats, restaurants not to miss and tips to eat around like a local - written by a local. Hope you enjoy it! - Joana 

Mar 22, 2021

Sweet, Spicy and Citric Roasted Portuguese Peanuts

Joana here - trying out a new snack recipe to share with you here from my kitchen in Leiria, Portugal! You know those days where you just want a quick snack, something really easy and simple that craves for a fresh drink? Like peanuts - impossible to resist with a recipe that will leave your kitchen smelling amazing!

Mar 18, 2021

Quick and Easy Bolhão Pato Clams (With Vinho Verde!)

Joana here with one of my favorite Portuguese treats. Whether you’re visiting Lisboa, Porto or Algarve, Bolhão Pato clams is a must try (especially if you’re near water!). Bolhão Pato clams, a nice bottle of chilled wine with a basket of bread on the side and you are set, Portuguese style! While you’re still at home, planning your next trip, recreate that feeling with this super easy, extra quick, can’t-go-wrong recipe of “Bolhão Pato clams”

Mar 8, 2021

Farah's Insider Guide to LISBON - Part 1!

Having lived in Lisbon for ten years I am excited to share with you my insider tips and tricks to enjoy the city.   This post is the first of a four-part series about Lisbon travel. We will start with the basics - when to go, how to get around, what neighborhood to stay in-  and then explore eating & drinking in Lisbon and then finishing off  the series with ideas for some easy day trips from the beautiful capital city. I hope you enjoy it!- Joana 

Mar 1, 2021

The Easiest Canned Sardines on Tomato Sauce on Toast, Portuguese Style

Joana here - Farah's official wine and food writer based in Leiria, Portugal. In thinking about my first recipe for the Farah blog, I opted for something delicious, quick and easy using canned sardines on tomato sauce. Before you think this will be a hassle, too much work and a ton of dishes to do afterwards, think again because it is the absolute opposite. This recipe is one of my go-to's that reminds me of the ocean and is just begging for a glass of vinho on the side.

Feb 19, 2021

Meet Joana, our new Portuguese food & wine writer!

If you’re here you’re probably thinking about Portugal, right? What recipes pair best with the wines, inspiration for your next trip when we can travel again and other insider Portuguese tips and tricks! Well, sit back and enjoy because you just found your source for more info! My name is Joana, I’m a born and bred Portuguese woman, living in a small town just north of Lisboa called Leiria and I was just hired by RFS to help give you some Portuguese lifestyle inspiration! 
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