Sweet or Savory for Bob??
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
3w ago
Remember the thrill of scrounging up just enough change to buy your favorite penny candy? Or the pure rebellion of sneaking gum into a classroom? Bob and I sure do, and we're spilling all the sweet and savory details of our candy-infused childhoods on the latest episode of Married to Portuguese. Walk with us through a delicious landscape of nostalgia as we laugh over our childhood hustles for an extra candy bar and reminisce about the rare treats like Snickers and Almond Joy that felt like winning the lottery. Plus, we'll explore how these sugary memories compare to the indulgences we pine for ..read more
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Portuguese Pantry Pals: A Crunchy Trip Down Memory Lane
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
1M ago
Have you ever found yourself chuckling down the snack aisle, reminiscing about past travels as you spot a flavor from a distant land? That's exactly the escapade Bob and I share with you, as we bring a slice of Portugal to our taste buds and your ears. Our laughter-filled journey unfolds in a quaint Providence market, where the shelves are a cornucopia of Portuguese and Hispanic culinary delights. We weave tales of our Azorean adventures while giving your imagination a flavor-packed tour, from Ruffles with a prosciutto punch to whimsical musings on bacalhau-flavored possibilities. Join the ba ..read more
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Is Portuguese Time a real thing???
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Tick-tock, tick-tock... Ever found yourself chuckling at the quirks of cultural timekeeping? That's precisely what we did when my English-Irish husband, Bob, and I found ourselves amusingly swept up in 'Portuguese time' at a local gathering. With every tick of the clock, we explored the lighter side of life through the lens of Portuguese culture, sharing our hilariously relatable experiences of social events where the concept of punctuality is as flexible as a freshly baked pastel de nata. Bob also opens up about his quest to conquer the Portuguese language, right down to the bittersweet symph ..read more
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The Great Biscuit Duel: A Cross-Cultural Taste Test with Maria Cookies
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Ever wondered if a simple biscuit could highlight the quirks of a cross-cultural household? Well, buckle up for a whirlwind of flavors and laughter as my English-Irish husband, Bob, and I embark on a culinary showdown, pitting the iconic Maria biscuit against its various European counterparts. On this episode of Married to Portuguese, we peel back the layers of this seemingly ordinary snack to discover a rich tapestry of taste and history that spans across the continent. Join us as we nibble our way through the vanilla and chocolate varieties of Maria biscuits, hailing from the Azores to the ..read more
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Portuguese escape: Learning from others
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Have you ever fantasized about swapping your daily grind for a life filled with cobblestone streets, tantalizing cuisine, and coastal sunsets? Bob and I are right there with you, dreaming of Portugal's charms and answering your burning questions on what it's like to make the leap to the Azores or the mainland. We're not experts, but we've gathered tales and insights from those who are living the dream—like the Newbies tackling renovations in the northern mainland and Brittany and Drew, the adventurous duo from Mr and Mrs Adventure, breathing new life into an Algarve mill. Their stories are a t ..read more
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From Skeptic to Devotee: Bob's Love Affair with Portuguese Cuisine
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
When Bob first encountered the bold flavors of Portuguese cuisine, his English-Irish taste buds were in for a quite the surprise. Now, he's a self-proclaimed aficionado of the rich culinary traditions that I, his Portuguese spouse, grew up with. Sharing laughter and memories, we unpack Bob's humorous journey from skepticism to total devotion to Portuguese dishes, and how food became the heart of our cultural fusion. From the culture shock of his first Thanksgiving with my Portuguese family to waking up craving a tostamista from Tia Maria's, Bob's anecdotes are a delightful feast for your ears ..read more
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Celebrating Wins and Chasing Dreams: Our Azorean Adventure Awaits!
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Life certainly has a way of keeping us on our toes, and this episode is a testament to just that. We're back after a chaotic spell of sniffles and bustling work trips, and we've got quite the victory lap to run. Not only did our podcast snag a phenomenal win, but we're also full to the brim with gratitude for the incredible support from our community - you've all turned this little dream of ours into something real. And while we're handing out high-fives, let's not forget the other commendable nominees, especially the outstanding Lydia whose story continues to inspire. As the leaves start to ..read more
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A Rally for January Revelry and Birthdays Unleashed
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Ever felt like your birthday was just an extension of the holiday season's hangover? Bob and I sure have, and we're not keeping quiet about it anymore! Join us in a hilariously honest conversation where we tackle the plight of those born in January. While I share the woes of being a January baby, Bob gleefully boasts about the perks of a February birthday. We're turning the tables and rallying for a January Birthday Revolution, declaring the whole month as a time for celebration! Listen as we weave through tales of combined Christmas-birthday gifts and the all-too-common chilly, forgotten par ..read more
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Embracing Heritage: My Portuguese Citizenship Odyssey through Marriage and Language
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Embarking on a journey to forge deeper connections with our Portuguese heritage, Bob shares his heartfelt quest for citizenship through marriage. This week's episode peels back the curtain on the emotional rollercoaster and the complex bureaucracy that one faces when intertwining their destiny with a new nation. We traverse the trials and triumphs, from initial confusions to the profound reasons driving Bob's pursuit—whether it's the practicalities for our future or the rich cultural embrace that beckons. For those of you threading a similar path, our candid discussion is a balm to the soul, r ..read more
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YouTube to quench the travel thirst!
Married to Portuguese
by Maria and Bob Lawton
2M ago
Ever wondered what happens when you snip the cable cord and dive headfirst into the world of streaming? Join our conversation as we share the comical aftermath of ditching traditional TV. Expect a candid exploration of the highs and lows, including the ironic twist of possibly shelling out more for streaming services than the old cable bill. In our cozy discussion, we also uncover a newfound passion for YouTube's treasure trove of short videos, perfect for unwinding before bedtime. We're talking about everything from expats renovating rustic farmhouses in Portugal to candid tales of integrati ..read more
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