Tag: Portugal

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We All Scream for Ice Cream: National Ice Cream Day

Happy National Ice Cream Day! To celebrate this most glorious occasion, we’re making ice cream sundaes with toppings from our boxes. Just pick your favorite ice cream flavor as a base and mix and match toppings using the suggestion below.

Honey Bee

The Best Ways to Use Honey

Casa da Prisca’s honey from the Portugal Box is smooth and floral—and delicious with so much more than tea and yogurt! Plus, honey is full of incredible health benefits. If you’re looking for ideas to empty that jar from the box, read on for inspiration. We can all benefit from more honey in our lives.

Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts

George Mendes’s Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts

Sonhos translates to “dreams” in Portuguese. That’s how ethereal these pastries are: straight out of the frier, they’re as light as air! Chef George Mendes serves them at his New York restaurant Aldea with a selection of dipping sauces. We think they’re perfect with the honey or jam from the Portugal Box.

Grilled Fish with Charred Peppers

Chef George Mendes’s Mackerel with Charred Peppers

All it takes to dress up a simple bell pepper is a gas stove, olive oil, vinegar, and salt. Here, Chef George Mendes chars the peppers until they become soft, marinates them in a simple dressing, and serves them with the canned fish from the Portugal Box.

Fish and Spring Greens Salad

Spring Salad with Canned Fish, a Portuguese Favorite

In this recipe, Chef George Mendes, curator of the Portugal Box, adds seafood to a light, spring greens salad. It’s the perfect showcase of the canned mackerel in your box—and an inventive way to use the fish.

Azenhas do Mar, a little fishermen village on atlantic coast near Cabo da Roca, Portugal

What We’re Playing: Portuguese Music

We’ve compiled some of our favorite Portuguese songs, moving seamlessly from traditional Portuguese music (called fado) to more contemporary styles like electronica, rap, or rhythm and blues. Read on to learn about the history and evolution of Portuguese music, and listen to the playlist yourself!

Casa da Prisca

Meet the Maker: Casa da Prisca from our Portugal Box

Casa da Prisca specializes in producing the same culinary specialties that the company’s founders grew up to know and love over four generations ago. Here, the company tells us about their origins in sausage-making and how they’ve become one of the premier producers of Portuguese culinary specialities.

Tomato Salad with Black Olives and Herbs

Chef George Mendes’s Heirloom Tomato Salad

Now that the warm weather is back, we’re heading to farmers’ markets to pick up colorful heirloom tomatoes. What’s our favorite way to eat them? This simple tomato salad by Chef George Mendes.