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Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Feira Saberes & Sabores da Serra - 28 and 29 May

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : festivals and fairs 

The neighbouring village of Santana da Serra is hosting the 10th edition of the Feira de Saberes & Sabores da Serra on 28 and 29 May.

This "Fair of Knowledge and Tastes" is essentially an exhibition of regional products of animal origin (predominance of black pork - porco preta) and sweets. In addition there is a cultural component such as traditional music of the Alentejo mixed with other forms of artistic expression such as this year's demonstration of ballroom dancing and entertainment pre...

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Há caracóis !

Posted by Marianne on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : food and recipes 

Now we are in the middle of the caracóis season!  Between April and July you can find signs everywhere around the Algarve: "Há caracois", also in São Marcos da Serra.  You either love them or hate them, but if you are brave enough to give it a try, this is the way to make them yourself.

Buy or search for 1 kg of fresh caracóis.  The ultimate thing is of course to get up early and walk the countryside yourself in search of the small snails.  
First you have to get the slippery snails ready ...

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São Marcos da Serra had his own "Robin Hood" in the past

Posted by Marianne on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : history 

Remexido or Remechido, the nickname of José Joaquim de Sousa Reis (Lagoa, Estômbar, 19 October 1796 – Faro, 2 August 1838), was a notorious bandit of the Algarve in Portugal.

He was the son of Joaquim José dos Reis and wife Clara Maria do Carmo da Rocha, both born in Estômbar, in the municipality of Lagoa, and died before a firing squad at the Campo da Trinidade (site of the present school hall of the Tomás Cabreira Secondary School) in Faro on 2 August 1838.
He served as a supporter of...

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