Hola!!! Tapas tapas!! Oh! I love them, I love jumping from bar to bar in Spain for tapas. You can have a beer or a glass of wine with a tapa for about $3. Fantastic right? Yes! That’s why I love it. And in the spring and summer, it’s even better! You can sit outside and enjoy the… Continue reading Brie Bite
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Ingredients for the tomato jam (makes about 1/2 pint): – 2 large, ripe tomatoes (use as many as you want) – 1 cup sugar – 1/2 fresh lemon juice – Bunch of Mint (optional but recommended) Place the tomatoes in a boiling pot for a few minutes. Place…
Bon dia! (Good morning in Catalan!) 🙂 March 19th, is Father’s Day in Spain. It’s also know as Sant Josep (Saint Joseph’s Day), and in Catalonia, this is the day that you would eat this dessert. It’s called Crema Catalana (“Catalan Cream”). Nowadays, it’s consumed at all times of the year. I guess some of you may… Continue reading Crema Catalana
Holaaa!!! Seafood… I love it!! We have a lot of it in Spain, and a large variety. And we have a lot of ways to cook it. Some seafood is more unique to Spain and Europe, and is difficult to find in the U.S., such as langoustines, (escamarlas in Catalan), or cuttlefish (sepia). But… Continue reading Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp with Garlic)
Hola!! Isn’t this weather crazy? Last week it was 65 degrees and I was BBQing and this weekend it’s in the 20’s. So, I am not outside grilling. Instead, I am cooking some cozy, saucy dishes… The other day I made a simple but delicious saucy squid. This dish is very simple to execute, it literally… Continue reading Saucy Squid
Holaaaa! This dish is traditionally made with rice, cuttlefish (sepia) and the ink of the cuttlefish. I used squid instead of the cuttlefish. In Spain when you go to the fish store and you ask for cuttlefish, the fishmonger will ask you if you want the ink. If you are planning on making black rice… Continue reading Black Squid Ink Rice
Canelones with spinach, mushrooms and pine nuts with white sauce. A delicious , and a good way to make it if you have someone that doesn’t like to eat vegetables. Bon Profit!
I love canelones and they are a good holiday dish. In the USA, you would call them cannelloni, after the Italian version. My Grandma is the best at making them. She usually makes canelones with meat for our big and important family meal in January. To celebrate the Three Kings (the three wise men). She usually makes about 90 canelones!! She has a lot of patience and she is good at it. (She’s also had a lot more practice than me!) I will make these canelones with her when I go to Spain this Christmas. Like my Grandma always says, “It’s very healthy to be able to be with family, drinking and eating.” And that’s true.
Today, I made canelones with spinach, mushrooms and pine nuts. Delicious ,and a good way to make it if you have someone that doesn’t like to eat vegetables.
For the dough, I used that classic canelones dough that we use in Spain…
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Hola hola! Today something super healthy, and not necessarily Spanish. Every morning when I wake up, I make coffee. I need it so bad! It’s a daily process that I do, but one that I like. Coffee and news, and let the day begin! My breakfast or snack is usually a smoothie. I love them, and… Continue reading Greenish smoothie
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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:) …
The countdown to Christmas is here. I recently returned to Spain to celebrate the holidays with my family. It’s great to be back, but I would skip the 8 hour plane ride if I could… It’s not that bad though. I do enjoy flying and it goes by fast enough that I barely sleep. I really look forward to seeing all of my family. Let’s see if I can cook with my grandma and post some recipes.
I apologize If I don’t post for a while, but I’m not sure how much time I’ll have. I will do my best. If you are on Facebook or Instagram, I will definitely post some local and traditional Spanish food there.
For today, I made something very “chocolatey”. It is called Coulant de Chocolate. I used to make it a lot back in college with one of my friends. The beauty…
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