Posted in A to Z challenge, eating out, Europe, food and drink, Mediterranean, Portugal

E is for … Eating Out Abroad

Well, it’s a fundamental part of life! And I’m a foodie, so I couldn’t resist 🙂
As my stories for The Blackleaf Agency series take place in Europe, part of the fun is researching different foods that my characters get to try out (although naturally, I wouldn’t make them eat anything I’m not prepared to try myself 😉 – yeah right!)

During The Fifth Wheel, several Portuguese dishes make an appearance.

Here are some of my favourites:

Looks good, doesn’t it?

Yet despite these mouthwatering dishes, sometimes it just has to be BACON!

Bacon butties, bacon & egg, pasta with bacon – you get my drift. You can take a girl out of Britain, but you can never take away her bacon! 🙂




Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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