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Category of: Andalucia

Salmorejo – the gazpacho from Andalucia

August 31, 2014

Traveling is an education. It’s more than visiting historical sites and driving through beautiful new landscapes. It challenges our assumptions and provides context for our education. When we engage with the world around us we broaden our horizon, become culturally competent. If we are receptive, we may shed preconceived ideas about cultures and people and open our minds to other perspectives. Visiting foreign lands used to be an integral part of a person’s education and... View Article

Tisane – herb tea from your garden, and ordering herb tea in Spain

August 30, 2014

I was told off (gently) by the waiters in Spain. While traveling around this beautiful country for a couple of months recently I needed to get off the caffein train. We ate out a lot and lingered in cafes every day and the caffein was starting to get to me. I thought I’d change to herbal tea. Easy? not so fast. I annoyed many waiters in the beginning trying to order “camomile tea”. I soon... View Article

Spain – Andalucia: Villa Tiberio, Eggplant fritters with honey (berrenjenas con miel)

March 30, 2014

One of the foods on my “culinary must do” list while  in Spain was eggplant fritters with honey. It is seemingly an unusual dish, I have never had it before and never really thought of serving a savoury eggplant with honey but it did sound good. I imagined it crispy on the outside, soft inside, a little savoury with a sweet honey drizzle, surely it would be delish. According to Claudia Roden (the Julia Child... View Article

Spain – Drive from Marbella to Barcelona (and chasing a single olive tree harvest)

February 26, 2014

It was hard to leave Andalucia. The blue Mediterranean, olive groves, white villages, fragrance of orange blossoms and unique sense of culture lure you with their beauty, enticing you to stay. We loved our few weeks in Andalucia, travelling to many cities and towns along the coast and farther inland, exploring the history, culture and food. Many of these places I haven’t yet written about but will in upcoming posts. We explored Andalucian cuisine, both at... View Article

Spain – Costa del Sol: Malaga and a towed car adventure

February 24, 2014

I hate to tell this to my Canadian friends who are experiencing minus 20℃ temperatures right now but we just came back from spending a balmy plus 20℃ degree day on the beautiful Costa del Sol on the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain. Life  sometimes is not fair:). We are staying in Puerto Bañus, the flamboyant community on the west side of Marbella (moving to Marbella tomorrow) and travelling up and down the Costa del... View Article

Spain – Marbella and Puerto Bañus

February 12, 2014

Picture this. You arrive at Marbella’s harbour on your super yacht. You are whisked away by the on-board helicopter to your hilltop sprawling estate (it covers the entire top of the hill). Your chauffeur is polishing your Bentley at the end of the driveway and your personal assistant is putting together the list of social invitations for the week for you to choose from. Yes, this is life. Not my life, but somebody’s.    ... View Article

Spain – A Drive to Marbella

February 11, 2014

We left beautiful Sevilla on a Saturday, driving down to our next destination Marbella on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. It’s a beautiful drive through rolling hills , agricultural landscape and picturesque white villages cascading down the hillsides along the way. The independent community of Andalucia (one of 17 such communities under the Spanish constitution) has 8 provinces within it and we were driving from the province of Seville through the Province of... View Article

Spain – Sevilla – NO8DO (No me ha dejado)

February 4, 2014

Oh, Sevilla. The romance of Sevilla engages your senses and stirs your emotions. It will be hard to leave this place. We came here for a week, intending to make a couple of excursions out of town but there was no way I was going to leave Sevilla and go anywhere else. With the charm, character, atmosphere, food, culture and history that Sevilla offers, months here would not be enough. So much Spain, so little... View Article

Spain – A Drive to Andalucia

February 2, 2014

So we bade farewell to Valencia and the Mediterranean coast of Spain and headed inland south and west to Andalucia. Our immediate destination is Sevilla where we plan to spend a week exploring the history and culture. I have a feeling that Sevilla will be one of the highlights of this trip. We packed our rented Audi, set up the GPS and drove south on A7, eventually connecting with A-92N that would lead us straight... View Article