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...]
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!
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...]
Thyme was not an herb my family used often-- my mother isn't a fan and it was her kitchen after all! My few memories of tasting thyme are of huge sprigs decorating meat dishes at some of the restaurants I used to work at, a no-no for today's chefs who have the "if you can't eat … [Read more...]