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The Rain in Spain….

April 15, 2015

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I tend to be a fair-weather…. everything. I like my soccer teams to be winners, I like my food and wine to be great, and I want the sun to shine. Is that so much to ask?  Don’t answer that. This spring in Dénia has been super cloudy and cool. And since I’m from a […]

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Chelo doesn’t cook real often, but when she does, you better be there.  One of my favorites is her “Nidos de Espinacas.”  I beg her to make it for me every time I’m there.  This time she said “OK, but you’re never gonna learn unless you do it yourself — so I’ll direct and you’ll […]

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Summer Sangria!

July 20, 2012

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Rosario, our incredible chef instructor for Tipsy Toro classes in Spain, just sent us her personal recipe for Sangria.  I’m sharing it with you before I’ve even had a chance to try it myself.  Check it out! ROSARIO’S SANGRIA Mix to your own taste: Red wine (if you wouldn’t drink it straight, don’t put it […]

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So, I’m on a little vacation across the way in Italy, and we go out to dinner the first night there.  I’m thinking this is the hotel receptionists’ cousin or brother or something and that the food will be mediocre at best.  Not. The place is a family place, but there are lots of locals, […]

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Here’s the finishing touches to make a wonderful French Onion Soup, Spanish Style – in the Thermomix.  Teresa is an incredible cook and this is a great example of the usefulness of the Thermomix.  This soup is something she threw together on the spur of the moment, with ingredients she happened to have on hand.  […]

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I’m closing in on buying my very own Thermomix, so whenever I’m in Spain I ask my cooking buddy Teresa to teach me more recipes.  Since fall is approaching, I thought it would be fun to show something simple and quick and warming.  Besides, the ingredients just happened to be on hand in Teresa’s kitchen, […]

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I’m terrible.  I claim to love to cook, and yet I get busy and make excuses and reach for the telephone instead of the spatula.  I know, I know, in the amount of time it takes for a pizza to be delivered, I could have a great dinner on the table.  While I was in […]

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Carrots aren’t exactly one of those menu items that gets me excited.  Raw carrots right out of the garden?  Crisp and sweet and really nice? Now that, I like.  But cook up a carrot, no matter how perfectly you do it, and I’m usually not interested.  Well, that is until I found these gems.  I […]

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If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet, scoot over there and check that one out first.  Find it here. You lucky ducks that live somewhere that you can buy little fish give this a try and let me know how they come out on this side ‘o the pond.  I’m so jealous… One caveat — […]

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If you’re wondering what this has to do with Spain – – I’ll just tell you. Don’t get so huffy. I learned about Moroccan food in Spain. Two second history lesson — Moroccans controlled Spain off and on for…. well, for a whole bunch of years.  I told you this was a short history lesson. […]

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