Frisuelos were one of my favorite discoveries during our epic Asturias trip last summer. These Spanish style crepes are typical of northern Spain, where they originate in Asturias and León. We tried them filled with pastry cream for dessert one night, and I was hooked! I decided … [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!
In my house winter means hot soups-- and most nights quick and easy bean soups are my go-to meal. Caldo Gallego is one of Galicia's (a part of northwestern Spain) signature stews. Rich and delicious, it usually features ham hock, root vegetables, turnip greens and creamy local … [Read more...]
The holidays are the perfect time to experiment with alcohol. Got a lonely bottle of pear schnapps? Try a pear martini. Some limoncello you never seem to be in the mood for? Offer your guests a spiked lemonade. And an extra bottle of cava or two? Sangria of course! … [Read more...]
I grew up eating hearty meat stews and oven roasts throughout the cold Massachusetts winters. Fish was more of a summer dish-- freshly grilled and served with vegetables from the garden. It wasn't until I moved to Spain that I fully appreciated the versatility of fish for winter … [Read more...]
While I've never fallen head over heels for Spanish rice dishes like paella, there was something about a recipe for baked rice with garbanzos that caught my attention. I adapted it from the fantastic Claudia Roden Foods of Spain cookbook, and added a few small twists to make it … [Read more...]