Monthly Archives: November 2014

Raspberry muffins

Marzipan Raspberry Muffins

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Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread muffins

Warm and Spicy! Best served with cream cheese (as shown!). Continue reading

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Very cheesy cheese cake

A standard 🙂

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Chicken enchiladas

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – the best!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Makes about 50 cookies)

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The meaning of life: good friends

Good friends

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Algarve Calendar of events, markets and fleamarkets

Yearly events, fairs, markets & festivities

 

• Medieval Days in Castro Marim – August
• Ladies Open de Portugal – June
Loulé International Jazz Festival – July
• Festival Med – Loulé – June
Vale de Lobo Grand Champions – Almancil – August
• Nation’s Cup Golf – September
• Portugal Superbikes Grand Prix – Portimão – October,November
• Kitesurf World Championships – Portimão – July
Portimão Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix – September
• Powerboat P1 World Championship – Portimão – September
• Trophy of Portugal – TP/52 Audi Med Cup – Portimão – September
• Super Bock Surf Fest – Sagres – August
Silves Mediaeval Fair – August
• FIESA The International Sand Sculptures Festival – Pêra – May to October
• Nights of the Enchanted Moor – Cacela-Velha – July
• Portugal Masters – Vilamoura – October
Markets:

Algarve markets are always popular and there are great bargains to be had. The biggest and best known are the Saturday morning gypsy market in Loulé and the Wednesday morning market in Quarteira where you can buy everything from lace to pots and pans! Most towns and villages have their own local daily markets for really fresh local produce at very good prices as well as a monthly gypsy market, so there is nearly always somewhere close by if you can’t resist a bargain!

Albufeira markets:

  • Gipsy / Flea Market on the street ‘Rua da Escolas’ (near the municipal canteen) on the 3rd Saturday of every month
  • Market twice a month in Caliços on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

Alcoutim markets:

  • Monthly market in Pereiro: In front of the church, on the 4th Sunday of every month
  • Monthly market in Vaqueiros: (Exit to Bentos), on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Aljezur market:

  • Monthly market near ‘Igreja Nova’ (the “new” church) on the 3rd Monday of every month.

Almancil market:

  • Market twice a month near the school in Almancil on the 1st and 4th Sunday of every month

Castro Marim market:

  • Monthly market at the town marketplace on the 2nd Saturday of every month

Faro market:

  • Monthly market in Estói: Near the food market (“Mercado Abastecedor”) on the 2nd Sunday of every month

Lagoa markets:

  • Gipsy Market in front of Fatacil in Lagoa on the 4th Sunday of every month
  • Monthly market in front of Fatacil in Lagoa on the 2nd Sunday of every month
  • Monthly market in Ferragudo on the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Monthly market in Estombar at the Fairs and Exhibitions Park on the last Saturday of every month

Lagos markets:

  • Market, at the municipal stadium (Estádio Municipal) on the 1st Saturday every month
  • Cultural Centre (on the street ‘Rua da Mata’) on the 4th Sunday of every month

Loulé market:

  • Weekly market on the street called ‘Rua da Nossa Senhora da Piedade’ every Saturday

Monchique markets:

  • Gipsy / flea market in the square ‘Largo dos Chorões’ on the 4th Sunday of every month
  • Monthly market in the market square ‘Largo do Mercado’ on the 2nd Friday of every month

Olhão markets:

  • Gipsy / Flea market at Fuzeta (near the camping site) on the 1st Sunday of every month
  • Monthly market in Moncarapacho on the street called ‘Rua das Olarias’ on the 1st Sunday every month

Portimão market:

  • Gipsy / Flea market at the ‘Fairs and Exhibition Park’ in Portimão on the 1st Monday and 3rd Sunday every month

Quarteira market:

  • Weekly market in ‘Jardim Filipe Jonas’ every Wednesday

Sagres market:

  • Monthly market, in front of the market hall on the 1st Friday of every month

São Brás de Alportel markets:

  • Gipsy / Flea Market on the street ‘Rua 1.º de Junho’ (near the school ‘Poeta Bernardo Passos’) on the 3rd Sunday of every month
  • Weekly Market on the street ‘Rua Boaventura Passos’ every Saturday

Silves market:

  • Gipsy / Flea Market, next to the Cemetery on the 3rd Monday of every month

Tavira markets:

  • Antiques / Gipsy Market on ‘Avenida D. Manuel I’ (near to the new market hall) on the 1st Saturday every month
  • Monthly market on the street ‘Rua Vale Caranguejo’ on the 3rd Saturday of every month

Vila do Bispo markets:

  • Monthly market (in front of the market hall in Vila do Bispo) on the 1st Thursday of every month
  • Market in Barão de São Miguel on the 1st Monday of every month

Vila Real de Santo António markets:

  • Monthly market in Vila Real in the square ‘Praça Marques do Pombal’ on the 2nd Saturday of every month
  • Monthly market in Monte Gordo (next to Turismo – tourist information office) on the 4th Saturday of every month
  • Monthly market in Vila Nova de Cacela, near to the market building on the 3rd Sunday of every month

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