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Portugal – Eating and drinking in Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia (or simply Gaia) is a city across the river from Porto.  All the cellars (locally known as “caves”) where the port is stored and aged are there.  This was our base for our last week in Portugal.

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Our trip to Portugal – Eating and drinking in Viana do Castelo

After spending a couple of days in Porto (which you can read about here) we wanted to explore a bit more of northern Portugal. Viana do Castelo looked like the perfect place.  This beautiful city with its stunning architecture and old world charm is 75km north of Porto.

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Our trip to Portugal – Eating and drinking in Porto

We went to Portugal in February and it was the most incredible holiday. We loved the country – the beautiful landscapes, beaches, architecture, people and of course the glorious food !

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Kefir – what is it and how do you make it ?

Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter).

It is a powerful probiotic and has numerous health benefits.  Benefits include relieving intestinal disorders, contributing to a healthy immune system and restoring the balance of friendly bacteria in the gut to name a few.

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