Joy Of Spanish Cooking

Ivette

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!

Pastel de tortillas -Omelette cake-

Holaaaa everyone! I hope the weather is treating you as good as it is to us here in Maryland. It’s so warm and nice. I have already been to the beach! 🙂 Today I made an Omelette Cake. In Spain, it’s called a Pastel de tortillas. Remember that a traditional Spanish omelette is called a tortilla.  This …

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Tres Quesos (Three Cheese) and Brie & Asparagus

Sunday Montaditos! Tres Queso and Brie & Asparagus Holaaa!! Today I thought I would post more montaditos. Since it’s a weekend, this is something that is very quick and easy to prepare and it’s another tapa to add to your repertoire.  I’ll try to post some different montaditos every week. We’ll see how long I …

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Sant Jordi’s cake (Cake for Catalonia’s Valentines Day)

Hola and Happy Sant Jordi! Some of you might be wondering who Sant Jordi is. April 23rd is Sant Jordi and it is one of my favorite days of the year. I simply love it because it is one of the most romantic days in Catalonia. To understand what Sant Jordi means to me and …

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Anchovy & Pepper and Bacon & Brie

Holaaa! I always try to make my own bread. I love it! I like to make bagels, round loaves, baguettes, any kind.  And when I make baguettes, I like to use slices for montaditos. Beside tapas in Spain, it is very common to find montaditos. A montadito is a slice of bread with a topping on it, like a …

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Mushroom Croquettes (Croquetas de Setas)

Hola holaaa! Croquetas (croquettes), I love them, any kind. It is very common in Spain to order croquetas in a tapas bar. Spain has a lot of different kinds of croquetas; with chicken, or ham, cheese, meat, seafood, mushrooms, etc, etc. I’ll definitely make all of them for you:)     Or I’ll try to 😉 I love …

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Green Smoothie

Holaaaa!! Today is about breakfast. As everyone knows, it is the most important meal of the day. When my family was recently here, we followed a more traditional Catalan style of breakfast. Bread, meat and cheese. The base is pan con tomate (bread with fresh tomato rubbed on, and olive oil drizzled on top). You can …

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Lent buñuelos or Buñuelos de viento (Sweet Fritters)

LENT BUÑUELOS Hola! Easter is almost almost here! My mom is visiting from Spain and my sister and nephews are coming tomorrow. Yaaay! The traditions are different in Spain. For one, we don’t have the Easter Bunny 🙁 Instead, the godparents give a cake to their godchildren on the Monday following Easter. It is a …

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Tortilla de patatas – Spanish potato omelette

Hola! My first recipe!  I am so excited about it! It took me a while to get to this point but here I am, and I am very happy about it. I thought it would  be great to start with this classic Spanish dish. I love this recipe  because It so versatile. It can be served …

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ABOUT ME

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 dog Vicky and my two …

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