Thursday, May 25, 2006


Let's vote!

What's the best recipe?
#1. Codfish cakes
#2. My codfish recipe
#3. Golden Codfish
#4. The perfect meal
#5. Stewed codfish
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Thursday, May 18, 2006


#5. Stewed Codfish

Ingredients for Stewed Codfish

½ pound of salt codfish
1 tablespoonful butter
1 quart of milk
2 potatoes
2 crackers
½ teaspoonful salt
1 saltspoonful of pepper

Soak the codfish overnight in cold water.
When ready to make the stew, cut the fish into small pieces and put into the stewing-pan with the potatoes, which have been cut into blocks.
Cover with boiling water, and boil for ten minutes; then drain, and add the milk.
When the milk has become scalding hot, add the crackers, which should be crushed fine.
Season with salt, pepper, and butter.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006


#4. The perfect meal

1 pound - Salt Cod
1/4 cup - Onion -- chopped
1 clove - Garlic -- Minced
1/4 cup -Vegetable Oil
8 ounces -Tomatoes -- cut up
2 tablespoons -Green pepper -- Chopped
1 dash - Pepper
2 tablespoons -Sherry -- Dry
1/4 cup -Pimento Stuffed Olives

Pimento-stuffed olives should be sliced. Rinse the excess salt from the cod, then soak cod overnight in cold water, changing several times. Drain and cut into serving size pieces. Cook the onion and garlic in oil until the onion is tender but not brown. Add the fish pieces and cook until lightly browned. Add the UNDRAINED tomatoes, pimentos and pepper. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until fish tests done. Add the sherry and heat through. Garnish with the sliced olives.

Vítor Silva

Friday, May 05, 2006


#3. "Golden Cod"


1 pound dried salt codfish

4 cooked potatoes, cut in thin sticks

2 tbl. oil

12 ripe olives, chopped

5 eggs, beaten

2 tbl. chopped parsley

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper.

Method: Prepare fish as directed on package. Dice. Saute potatoes in oil until golden. Remove potatoes. Brown fish in same oil. Add 1/2 of the potatoes with olives. Combine eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. Add to fish mixture, cook, stirring gently for 4 minutes. Serve with remaining potatoes.

It serves 4. Good luck.....


#2. My codfish recipe

Hello this is my codfish recipe:

2 lb Salt cod, soaked
2 lrg Onion, sliced
6 tb lButter
1 Garlic clove, minced
3 lrg Potato
2 tbl Bread crumbs
10 x Green olive, pitted
10 x Olive, black
4 Eggs, hard-cooked
1/2 cup Parsley, fresh, chopped
Olive oil
Pepper, black

Method :

Soak the dried cod in cold water for about 24 hours, or until completely moistened. Change the water several times; drain thoroughly.
Put the cod into a saucepan with cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until fish is tender. Drain; skin and bone the fish. Flake with a fork into large pieces.
Saute the onions in half the butter until they are tender and golden. Add the garlic. Boil the unpeeled potatoes in salted water. Once tender, remove from the heat, refresh in running cold water; then remove skins.
Drain and slice into 1/4" pieces.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a casserole with the remaining butter. Arrange a layer of half the potatoes, then half the cod, then half the onions. Sprinkle with a little pepper, and repeat layering. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top layer. Bake for 15 minutes, or until heated through and lightly browned. Before serving, garnish with olives and eggs, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with wine vinegar and oil in cruets and pepper on the side.


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Thursday, May 04, 2006


'Sweet Rice'


- One cup of rice
-The same cup with sugar
- Two yolks
-1l of milk
-Lemon zest
- Cinnamon

- In a pot, put water, the lemon zest and some salt. Take it to the fire.
- When it begins to boil, put the rice, and blend the rice.
- Slowly add milk till the rice cooks.
- Add the sugar and mix the rice.
- Out of the fire add slowly the yolks. Don't stop blending the rice.
- With a spoon remove the rice to the dishes.
- Finally decorate the rice with cinnamon.
Humm, I'm hungry.



1 lb salt cod
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp white pepper
Dash of hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil, for frying
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

1. Soak the cod in cold water for at least 6 hours or overnight. Change the water at least 3 times during the soaking.
2. Remove the codfish from the water and rinse well. Place it in a saucepan filled with fresh, cold water and set it over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Drain the fish and let stand until cool enough to handle.

3. Meanwhile, combine the breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl and let soak.

4. Using a fork, flake the fish, removing any bones, into a large bowl. Add the bread crumb mixture, the potatoes, butter, white pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Mix until well combined.

5. Form the mixture into 2 1/2-inch cakes. Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add as many of the fish cakes as fit comfortably in one layer to the skillet and cook until the cakes are golden on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the cakes as they cook to a warmed platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and codfish cakes. Serve the codfish cakes hot, garnished with the parsley.
Serves 8-10.

Have a nice meal...


Are you really the best?!

Hey, boys!
No news yet? What are you waiting for? Come on, let's write the recipes! There are some people waiting...they want to vote. I'll give you one week, ok?
Your teacher

Sunday, April 09, 2006


Let's start a contest!

Hey, boys!
Let's have a contest on the best codfish recipe. A contest means voting, so people will come and vote. The deadline (the last day) will be the 24th of April. You have 2 weeks (not bad for homework! :). Can I count on you?
Have a nice Easter,
Your teacher Luísa

Monday, April 03, 2006


You are the best!

Hey, boys!
You've been great! And, Alex, your 'sweet rice' must be delicious, although there are some details that I can't understand. Anyway, we had our first recipe. What about the codfish? Our Brasilian teacher wants to cook it but she doesn't know how. Who can help her?Come on!

We all have to thank our visitors, too. They've been so sweet and helpful! Thank you Sharon, Bee, Chris, Nina and our Canadian??? English teacher! We are just starting this adventure, so be patient and forgive us. You are always welcome. See you around.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

My future objective is to improve my knowledge of the English language...for that I count with the help of this blog. I hope I can achieve these objectives..

Saturday, April 01, 2006



My name is Ricardo Andre Costa, I'm 19 years old and I'm a good boy. bye!!! :)

Friday, March 31, 2006


From left to right: Alexandre Marvão, Diogo Pina, André Costa,
Maurício Rodrigues, David Gomes, Vítor Silva, Eugénio Costa and Mário Viana.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Hello everybody!

Hello everybody! I'm Costa, I'm 18, I live in Fafe and I'm a cadet of the first year of the Academy of the Portuguese Air Force. I'm a nice guy and I hope to improve my English in this blog. I know I have a lot of work ahead, but with some work and dedication I'll learn enough English to teach the teacher.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


What do you usually look for in your fridge?

What's your favourite food?

How about giving us a recipe? I'm sure your girlfriends would love it!

Let's have a try, ok boys?

This page will help you!

Saturday, March 25, 2006


Hello, I'm Alexandre

My name is Alexandre Miguel Godinho Pinto Marvão, I am 19 years old and I am a student of the Academy of the Portuguese Air Force.
I live in Sintra (Rio de Mouro) about 10 km of distance of the Academy. I'm a dedicated person, I love airplanes. One of my hobbies is airplane modeling.
With this blog I hope to improve my English.

Greetings, Alexandre.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


Hello people

Hello people.
How are you?
I'm a new member of AFA1 blog, my name is Silva, I'm an AFA pilot Cadet.
I hope to learn more English with this blog.
See you in another comment.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

This is another blog I've just created to help my 1st-year students with their English learning. So, boys, let's do something different this semester! How about introducing yourselves?

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