My mother makes a delicious French style quiche and my mother-in-law makes a killer Spanish omelet (as does my husband!). Given the competition, I rarely have the chance to cook a Spanish egg dish of my own (not that I'm complaining!). So when I found this recipe for a Spanish … [Read more...]
I love to cook and my recipes are a reflection of the Spanish classics (mostly from my Andalusian mother-in-law) and my love for travel. For simple Spanish recipes with an occasional twist, you're in the right place!
Cheese puffs. Until recently hearing this would have conjured up memories of childhood trips to the beach, always complete with a bag of Cheetos (among more heathy snacks like fresh fruit and tuna sandwiches). But recently I discovered that real cheese puffs-- homemade cheese … [Read more...]
There are some combinations that just plain work. And this almond crusted fried goat cheese with honey is one of them. I was reading Claudia Roden's Spanish cookbook (my bible these days) and my eyes flew straight to her recipe for fried goat cheese with honey. It looked simple … [Read more...]
The first time I tried a tuna empanada, I was extremely disappointed. I'd recently moved to Spain and still had loving memories of the empanadas I'd enjoyed while living in Argentina-- baked and served piping hot, filled with oozing meat, cheese, corn... The brick-like chunk of … [Read more...]
One of the first Spanish desserts I fell head over heels for was the tarta de Santiago, a simple Spanish almond cake found on nearly any dessert menu in Madrid. The slice looked as humble as could be, and I began to doubt my choice. But with the first bite of moist cake I felt … [Read more...]