A Splash of Spain


It has been a while since I have posted something, and for that I apologize. But for those of you who are following me on Facebook, (join me!) you may know that I am visiting family in Spain.

Today, I went to the outdoor market in the city’s main square. (We have one every Tuesday and Saturday.) It’s great! There, you can find fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, household goods, clothes, and a lot more! Tuesdays are mainly packed with locals, and Saturdays are packed with locals and visitors alike buying their produce and other goods for the week.

You can see all the fruit and veggies and how fresh and delicious they look.


This morning I took some pictures at the bakery, the market, and the fish store.

I love the fish stores we have here. The fish are all very fresh and unprocessed, with their heads still on. With the head and the eyes of the fish, you can see how fresh the fish is. And then you can tell the fishmonger exactly how you want it prepared. I love it!!!


But one thing I did see today that caught my eye are the snails , from the Catalan region of LleidaI’m sorry, but they are just not for me! But other members of my family love them as did my Grandfather. My Grandma feels the same as I do and she never cooks them! Thank you Grandma! haha!

Bakeries… oh my! They are just so good here. They start baking early in the morning and continue through the afternoon. Fresh bread, big and mini croissants, coca (sweet flatbread), doughnuts and more, more and more! Delicious for breakfast, snacks in the afternoon or any time! yumm, love it!


Hope you have enjoyed this little slice of Spanish life 🙂 I will definitely post a recipe soon 🙂

Thank you guys!

Bon profit!

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

3 thoughts on “A Splash of Spain

  1. Hi! Enjoyed the pictures of your wonderful market. Made me hungry just looking at them. And what can I say about the bakery–YUM!

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