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Welcome to The Purple Door Supper Club. I’m thrilled you’re here!  I have so much I want to share with you. I’m here to make a life out of what I love, and what I love is cooking and decor. I am passionate about The Purple Door Supper Club, and I truly believe that passion is relayed back to my readers through the innovative and exciting content that I post. Explore my site, and all that I have to offer. Perhaps The Purple Door Supper Club will ignite your own passions too. I am wife to Carlos, a mom to four girls and three boys. I love reading interior decor magazines, rearranging furniture, reinventing my Portuguese food roots into modern and exciting recipes to share with you. I collect cookbooks and interior decor magazines. I love perfume, red lipstick and shoes. 

April 25, 2017

Welcome back. Today's blog post is a very special one. This is the chicken dish I made Chef Gordon Ramsey that won me the crown of Culinary Genius! The new show is on ITV here in the U.K.. I was chosen to be a contestant after all the hype with the Purple Door Supper C...

April 20, 2017

My darlings, I am super excited for today's blog post. I found a delicious, artisan pasta from Italy! The brand is Bella Italia Products. For this new recipe inspiration, I chose their Fileja Calabresi pasta.

Here I combined eggs, cream, pancetta and salt cod to create...

April 9, 2017

Spring is in the air. Easter, for those of you who celebrate this holiday, means roasted lamb will be your table's crowning glory. In my house it is. This roasted lamb is so delicious and succulent, we don't wait a year to eat it again. I use this marinade for lamb keb...

March 28, 2017

This recipe started off as a "what am I going to make for dinner?" question. We've all been there, busy weeknight and you're craving pasta. I could eat pasta everyday!

I grabbed a can of Cannellini beans, canned lump crab meat and the rest is history. Having these simpl...

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        BLACK TIE PORTUGUESE

             AFFAIR'S ANNUAL

             CHARITY DINNER 

THE PURPLE DOOR IS PROUD TO HELP SUPPORT THE FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY IN COLLABORATION WITH BLACK TIE PORTUGUESE AFFAIR CRAWLEY

Thanks to firefighters! Every day Firefighters put their lives on the line to save people. Many of these Firefighters are volunteers, so let’s pay them back by showing our appreciation, thanking them for the valuable service they provide, and letting them know that we are very aware of the significant positive impact they have on our community. Firefighters, whether paid or not, make an incredible difference in our lives—so let’s make a difference in theirs and say thank you! Black Tie Portuguese Affair want to say thank you in advance for any donations. We also want to remind you that your unwanted clothing and textiles will also help raise money for The Firefighter's Charity. The big yellow collection boxes are located at :

Crawley Fire Station, Ifield Avenue, West Green

 RH11 7AJ

Every tonne of clothing and textiles is worth £200! So clearing out your wardrobe has never been more rewarding.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity. You can donate to this great cause simply by following the link below.

 

BEST PAELLA

 3 COURSES WITH A COCKTAIL ON ARRIVAL

Paella: Rice at Its Best
Authentic arroz en paella made over an outdoor fire. Socarrat (soh-kah-raht, from the verb socarrar, which means to toast lightly) is the caramelized crust of rice that sometimes sticks to the bottom of the pan. It is the prize in a well-made paella. Come see what all the hype is about.

 

"Teaching my children how to cook is the greatest gift I could give them."

CATIA CASTRO

 

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"FOR ME, COOKING IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FEEDING. IT IS A RITUAL, IT IS LOVE AT IT'S PUREST. WHEN I COOK FOR YOU, MY SOUL IS ON THAT PLATE."

Hi, I'm Catia, but you can call me Kat. I am a Portuguese girl raised in America and currently living in West Sussex, England. Don't be surprised to find me blogging about furniture placement, hosting, entertaining, lighting, and ambiance. I have a slight obsession with all things leopard. Naturally creative, I need a constant outlet, be it with decorating, DIY projects, or cooking.  I started blogging as a way to keep my recipes archived for my kids and

daughter in law. I started the Purple Door Supper Club as a hobby and it has just evolved into so much more.  I hope you enjoy my site. Here you will find amazing recipes with no distinct flavour. Good food, made from the best ingredients, with a definite Portuguese accent. Decorating tips and tricks, DIY projects and currently, the before and after of our new home. 

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon XOXOXO

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