Food & Garden to Table

Chinese Chives Love Ericeira – And We Love them Back

Chinese Chives are hot in the modern cuisine. Luckily, these greens thrive in our small, organic garden in Ericeira. The elegant, long leaves come out with a delicious garlicky flavor, a perfect juicy texture and a beautiful color. The plant, Kutsai in Chinese, grows fast from seed, and once you harvest them, guess what? They just […]

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School Break Amid Covid-19 Crisis

If the enforced learning-from-home period has been specially hard on parents, the prospect of school break on the other hand, has never been more appealing. School standards are high here Generally speaking, parents of children who have been to school in other countries will agree that the learning standards, as well as the volume of […]

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K-Pop Ambassador for Portugal Lives & Teaches Locally

SunBee Han is the official K-Pop ambassador for Portugal. She is also responsible for selecting the Portuguese representative to participate in the most important, international competition in the genre. What’s more, SunBee is currently living and teaching in the outskirts of Ericeira, in Lagoa.  Positivenomad Studio is the recently opened, highly promising, dance school in […]

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Homeschooling & Alternative Schools

Homeschooling is any form of learning that takes place at home, in the community, support groups or at alternative schools. Called Ensino Doméstico in Portugal, homeschooling is the legal, flexible learning that happens away from formal Portuguese schools. What is taught, as well as how and when, can be adjusted to a specific child or […]

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The Vegetable Market – A Friendly Family Stall

The vegetable market, Mercado Municipal in Portuguese, is the place to go for your local greens in Ericeira. This is also the spot for seasonal fruit, wild fish and some craft work. Catia is the beautiful 21 year-old at the busiest stall in the vegetable market. Together with her mother, Catia sells the vegetables and […]

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Construction in Ericeira – From Someone Who Knows

Senhor Vitor Batalha is a skillful local stonemason, who has worked in construction his whole life. Today, at the age of 56, still hands-on, Vitor reflects on the building landscape of Ericeira.   Let me tell you first though, how we met senhor Vitor and why we hold him in such high regard.  How we met […]

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Delicatessen Loja da Amélia – In the Heart of Ericeira

Loja da Amélia is the renowned local delicatessen in Ericeira. Not only does the shop have a central location in the town, but it also enjoys a special place in the lives and hearts of the townspeople.  The Entrepreneur Behind the Delicatessen This is the story of a stay-at-home mother who, after having put her career […]

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Sports, Fun & Kid's

Mountain Biking in Ericeira is World Class Too

Mountain biking in Ericeira by David Farrell. Ericeira is best known internationally for its world-class surfing along the 4 kilometers and seven beaches of the World Surfing Reserve (WSR). It is also beloved by the Portuguese as a vacation spot with deep history, beautiful beaches, and terrific seafood restaurants. Ericeira Mountain Biking For All Don’t tell anyone, but […]

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Ericeira Music Jam Sessions

The Ericeira music scene is unsurprisingly proportional to the town’s size. But, together with Mafra, which is just next door, the town shares a decent cultural agenda. Ericeira Music – Roots Staring soon in the Ericeria music jam, is the roots “Ciclo da Musica Tradicional Raizes”. The event will be featuring three well known artists […]

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