Croquetas are a staple in Spanish tapas bars and restaurants, and we ate countless numbers of them in Spain. The perfect Spanish croquetas are breaded and fried rolls with a crunchy exterior and soft creamy interior, usually filled with bits of meat like jamón (hame), salt cod, or […]
So we are back in Florida for a short travel break and the first thing my husband does is break out the smoker. He loves smoked fish (me too!) and it is something we rarely find during our travels. It doesn’t take long before the amazing aromas of […]
This recipe was inspired by a dish we had many years ago in Ajijic, Mexico. The name of the restaurant has been forgotten, but the taste of seared sea scallops with a smoky charred tomatillo salsa verde has stuck with us. We have recreated it many times. While […]
To recover from the over-indulgence of the holidays, we needed some light and healthy food; yet the cooler weather had us craving something warm and satisfying. With the warming spices of curry, ginger, and smoked paprika, this carrot soup fills all of those needs. As soon as we […]
The Spanish cherry season starts at the beginning of May and piles of them have made their way into the markets in Valencia. One of our favorite ways to use them is in this Cherry Chipotle Gazpacho, a delicious variation of the classic cold summer soup.
Sunshine reflecting on the pool, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and Jimmy Buffett playing in the background. This scene needs margaritas. When we arrived in Florida, we immediately headed to the store to stock up on margarita ingredients. Our smiles turned upside down when we saw […]
My beta-carotene levels should be sky high by now. It’s pumpkin season and I just can’t seem to get enough. Since the weather has chilled and autumn is officially here, the roasted pumpkin (calabaza asada) that is found in the Spanish markets has become a regular purchase on […]