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Crafting your Own Beer at Home

Instead of choosing your beer at the store or local craft brewery, why not make it at home? With a home brewery system, you become the brewmaster: make beer suited to your particular taste, all in the convenience of your own home (or garage). People have been making beer for ages, and craft beers have…

Things to do in Lisbon: Visit a Snail Farm

The technical name is heliciculture, but in practice it is the production of snails. The summery snack of many Portuguese can be an interesting business, especially the “caracoleta”, whose size allows year-round income and with a price that compensates for its captive exploitation. The Helix aspersa maxima are hermaphrodites, so it is here that the question of…

Things to do in Madeira: Visit a Banana Farm

The culture of Banana was introduced in the Madeira Island during its settlement, however, only from the twentieth century has its cultivation and commercialization abroad gained more expression. The first reference to the presence of banana cultivation on the island dates from 1552, when the British Thomas Nichols passed through the island, which reported it among the…

Things to do in Lisbon: Visit an Organic Herbs Farm

Aromatic plants or herbs are plants, usually of small dimensions, whose leaves and other green parts usually the leaves, give off aromas that modify extraordinarily our cuisine enriching the food, not only with its smell but also with its flavor. Usually, in the kitchen, herbs are used fresh, but are also commercialized dried, although they…

Things to do in Lisbon: Visit a Strawberry Farm

Strawberry is a fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, E, C, B5 and B6, calcium, iron and other minerals and low in calories. It is the easiest fruits to grow in garden, balcony or flower pot. Source Strawberries are plants originating in the temperate zones of the northern and southern hemispheres, which belong to the…

What is Tourism Experience

With the changes in the consumption model that have occurred since globalization, when consumers could have access to any product of any place, the need of the consumer turned to the satisfaction of novelties that stimulate your senses and feelings. Today, products and services awaken unique emotions and make sense. Because of this new configuration,…

Things to do in Lisbon: Visit a Raspberries Farm

Among the so-called small fruits, raspberry is one of the most cultivated species. They are highly appreciated for their highly fragrant aroma and for their sometimes sweet, sometimes acidic flavor. We try to find a little corner in the garden for some plants. In order to be successful, it is important to take into account…

Things to do in Lisbon: Visit a Shiitake Mushroom Farm

Originally from Northeast Asia, it has been gaining some non-Western fame for its gastronomic and therapeutic interest. Cultivated over a thousand years ago in China, this species of edible mushroom is currently one of the most produced in the world. Discover the mysteries that hide this appreciated food. In their natural habitat, fungi tend to…

Things to do in Lisbon: Be a Beekeeper for a Day

Beekeeping is the art of breeding bees that aims to produce honey, propolis, pollen, beeswax and poison. Besides, and not least, bees are very important pollinators. Discover the Love for Bees The Bee always played an essential role in nature, despite being a well-known insect and devalued by many,has also played an important role in…

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of children. It wanders 10 percent of the time, even, during sex. And that wandering, according to psychologist Matthew Killingsworth, is not good for well-being. A…

Things to do in Portugal

Once upon a time there was a small country, but something changed. The world seems to be wanting to know Portugal and all the nature, beaches, magical cities and the landscapes that move or more travelers, Portugueses or Tourists who experience. Here it´s the list of ” Things to do in Portugal ” behind the…

Alentejo: dining in Portugal’s land of tradition

The Alentejo is one of the world’s great unsung culinary destinations. Home to scenic vineyards, olive groves and fertile farmlands, the Alentejo is in many ways the gastronomic soul of Portugal. The region produces half the nation’s wine and cooks up some of its most famous dishes. It also holds some of the most authentic restaurants in the country – places which celebrate age-old recipes and the deep Alentejan connection to the soil. Culinary treasures The cooking of the Alentejo isn’t fussy, nor is it particularly lowbrow. It’s simply a showcase of the rich ingredients from a region with centuries-old culinary traditions. Fresh-baked bread, olives, wild mushrooms, asparagus, salted cod, wild boar and olive oil are the building blocks of timeless recipes. Pork is king here, especially porco preto (black pork), a particularly succulent meat that comes from pigs raised in the oak groves…

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