On Backyard Tours blog, April 25th 1974

An important date is coming closer for the Portuguese people – April 25th, Dia da Liberdade (Freedom Day). It is of the most importance and still very recent. Let us tell you why… Before 1974, Portugal was in a fascist regime, the Estado Novo (“New State”), under the Minister President, António de Oliveira Salazar control, […]…

Easter Folar | Folar da Páscoa

Easter, a time for family and tradition. And for those who believe in something, time for introspection and peace. It is a Catholic Portuguese festivity, and just like Christmas, Easter is still very connected with religion – the practice to go to Easter Sunday Mass with family, getting home and having a banquet waiting, a…

On Backyard Tours blog, A Very Sweet Post!

Originally posted on Backyard Tours:
For those who know a little bit about Portugal, certainly know that the gastronomy is one of our fortes. It is tremendously rich from North to South; inland, where the stews and broths are typical, or in the coastline, where the fish and shellfish are kings and the freshest there…

On Backyard Tours blog, Portuguese Expressions

The Portuguese language can be very complex and tricky. It happens very often, sentences or phrases have a second meaning: sometimes good, others sarcastic, but most of the times naughty … Sure they are funny and curious. It is something that makes part of us. Since kids we’re used to hear them from our parents, […]…

Lemon Cupcakes | Cupcakes de Limão

Spring is coming with all its strength and power. Everything is blooming, colors everywhere and my kitchen is slowly surrendering to its enchantment. I though it is time to bring some color to my house and why not start doing it with the food? Yellow is the perfect color and suits Spring perfectly, don’t you…

On Backyard Tours blog, Fernando Pessoa

Portrait of Fernando Pessoa by Almada de Negreiros, 1964 Fernando Pessoa was born in Lisbon, in June 13th of 1888. He was a writer and poet and left a beautiful heritage to our country – his words. As almost every great mind and artist, he didn’t had the most easy or happy life. After his […]…