Tomato soup a la Spa d’Alma

In this summer we had a enormous amount of juicy red sunburnt tomatoes. Most of them we cleaned and cooked to tomato juice, in every pot of juice we joined some basil leaves. Now, in winter, I use these pots of tomato juice to make a soup that is so delicious that you won’t believe.…

By Casa Spa dAlma 17/11/2011 0

Sweet potatoes day

In June this year we planted 5 rows of sweet potatoes. They grow so easily, just water them well once a week and that is enough.This summer has been hot and no rain at all, normally we take the potatoes out in September but since it didn’t rain we left them until today. Taking out…

By Casa Spa dAlma 16/10/2011 0

Abundance

Yesterday we made a wonderful hike from Monchique back to Spa d’Alma. It is like ten kilometers, slowly going uphill most of the time. The weather was perfect, 23o and a gentle breeze. Some small white clouds in the deep blue sky, inviting you to lay down in the grass and dream away but we…

By Casa Spa dAlma 04/09/2011 0

Rain in August

Rain in August is a very strange phenomena in Monchique. The temperature is over 30º and the humidity is suddenly high. Big white clouds seem to climb up to heaven, growing faster with every minute that passes. Nature becomes silent, birds stop flying and twittering, frogs hold their breath and wind disappears completely. The neighbour…

By Casa Spa dAlma 20/08/2011 0

Preparing for the best

While we are constructing and working real hard with the precious help of some good friends, we can see a dream growing. The neighbours are getting very curious and we decide to invite them all for an inauguration party somewhere in July. We will then explain them about Spa d’Alma, how it is going to…

By Casa Spa dAlma 29/04/2011 0

Step Two

It took more then two years for the licenses to arrive, no wonder that Portugal is in a deep depression. Today the builder was supposed to start constructing the new rooms. He was there but his men were somewhere else, therefore he promised to be back tomorrow to really start and have the job done…

By Casa Spa dAlma 11/04/2011 0