New Year (Almost) and New Project! The past year has gone by in a flash. Exactly one year and three days ago Alejandro took me to Cadiz for the day (we were supposed to have gone to Marseille for the puente but there were airline strikes) and on the very beach he had looked out … [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!
A Thanksgiving meal in under 3 hours you say...? YES! The plate above is proof of the possibilities... It was Thanksgiving morning here in Spain, but that didn’t mean much since I wasn’t planning on celebrating. I had my expat Thanksgiving all lined up for Saturday afternoon, … [Read more...]
Pie Time: Mini Apple Pie-Crisps Thanksgiving is on its way and that only means one thing: pie time. For those of you that don’t know me, I LOVE pie. Sweet pies, savory pies, empanadas, turnovers, tarts… basically give me anything that resembles a pie and it’s sure to make me … [Read more...]
It’s Halloween time again and the stores in Madrid are halfheartedly decorated with a pumpkin or two. It’s not quite as obvious as in the US, but the eager Spaniards are quickly catching on—advertisements for haunted theme parks crowd the metro and Halloween costumes are sold at … [Read more...]
Wondering about baking with olive oil? Can you just substitute olive oil for vegetable oil in a recipe? What about baking with extra virgin olive oil? I had the same questions! When I first started working at the wonderful Ristorante di Paolo in Western Massachusetts, I … [Read more...]