Posts Tagged ‘La Coruña’
Hola! Jueves Santo in Spain. Easter! Today I just went for a walk close to my place, Santa Cruz and now I am happy to introduce you a castle that I love as it’s so beautiful It comes from the XVI century as a fortress against the English invation. As you can see the city then was well protected! Whatever here I used to play around as a kid & more and even I did my first “comunión” celebration as catholic when I was seven in just the hotel in front of this amazing castle. Beautiful! it actually like being in the Medieval and it reminds you of the Princess and Prince in a white horse. Very romantic!
A view of La Coruña. From here you can see the world goes round. The funny thing that in the old days they used to think that close to here at Finisterre, was the end of the world and the planet was flat. But not there were more and people didn´t know at the other side was the New World, America! More here http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finisterre_%28La_Coru%C3%B1a%29#Historia
From this Oleiros residencial area you can see much closer a view of La Coruña city, only ten minutes by car. I love my hometown!!
Me gusta La Coruña!!!
A good start of the day with fresh orange juice. I love it! Spanish oranges & lemons…
Cheers! A nuestra salud for a good start of the day!
You may find TOUS in A Coruña too!
Miss Lopez with TOUS bag & Gianmarco Lorenzi shoes by DONDOCA. Viva Miss Lopez sponsors!
Then tortitas, kind of pancakes. I always eat tortitas at El Corte Ingles!
Then we went driving downtown to La Coruña to show you some monument in the city in the old part…Let’s see!
The good life in La Marina, a Coruña. Vivan las terrazas in A Coruña!
Here the heroine of the city: Maria Pita as a symbol for freedom against the English invasion to the city around 400 hundred years ago. A woman won the whole battle! La batalla de Maria Pita after La Armada invencible! This is the history of La Coruña!
Ok babies, I think I must be going with my family now but I see you in a few hours anyway!!!
Hasta la vista amigos & amigas!
This is FEELGOOD WOMANHOOD too
Hi there, Miss Marisol here, back to you from La Coruña, Spain. Hope you were able to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower last night, it was amazing!
Today, It´s very hot and humid in La Coruña and I decided to make some Gazpacho Cold Soup with my home grown tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, yes! from my own back yard... 100% organic and full of flavor!
It is a wonderful way to cool you down in a hot summer day! So here is this very easy recipe for you to try and enjoy with family and friends!
Lets start cooking!
1½ kg red tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 – 3 cloves garlic
1 small cucumber (or half a long cucumber), chopped
1 small bread roll, soaked in water
white wine vinegar
There are two ways of preparing gazpacho: you can either use an electric food processor/blender and then pass it through a sieve, or you can use a food mill (a mouli). The important thing is to get rid of all the pips, skins, etc.
First, blend and sieve, or mill, all the vegetables into a large bowl. Then squeeze the water out of the bread roll and add to the tomato/vegetable mixture. Add two tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of vinegar. Season with salt and blend well. Check the taste and add as much water as necessary depending on whether you will be drinking or eating it with a spoon. Chill thoroughly before serving. If you are using bowls, finely chop some cucumber, green pepper, tomato, and hard-boiled egg to use for the garnish.
Well amigos, hope you try this recipe before the Summer is over! Enjoy this healthy and tasty cold soup from Spain called GAZPACHO. I love it! Feelgood Womanhood and keep enjoying Miss Lopez´s Blog recipes!
Hello! MISS LOPEZ here in Sweden where i live you know! I am a bit “sueca” as they call me in Spain when I go there, “Isabel la sueca” Yes after all this time here I guess it´s normal, isn´t it? A good mixture of Sweden and Spain within me, I think so like my old friend Miss Marisol living now in Spain, La Coruña again after many years in USA. As she´s told you she must know a lot about malls so I think it´s great she shows you the new mall in La Coruña, Marineda Mall, Great! I look forward to travelling to La Coruña this summer and meet my friends there. I love it!
By the way, La Coruña is perfect for the summer with all the beaches, swimming-pools outside, water activities, the good food, the shops, the party…perfect for vacation! In fact I´d rather go to La Coruña or the north of Spain than places with a lot of tourists in the south of Spain. So if you make up your mind to travel with me there this summer, just let me know and I´ll help you with the preparations. Is someone coming with me this summer to Spain?
Well whatever today it´s a day to celebrate according to Christianity as “Jesus is alive” and what it´d be better than a delicious tiramirú dessert to enjoy with all senses. Check it out! Done in Madrid, Spain´s capital where soon I´ll be travelling to in order to blog and probably meet my family too…Great!
And as today it´s a day to celebrate, “Domingo de ramos” as we call it in Spain, while you are doing this perfect tiramisú, you can lisen as well to this other video with Gregorian music from Santiago de Compostela, where I studied law at University before I move from Spain, to UK and Sweden then. Nice pictures by the way! I am so happy you can see with me now the streets of this religious and university city as well where I used to live for a while. You must know Santiago de Compostela is the final goal for those interested in doing the Sant Jacob´s way or “El Camino de Santiago” in Spanish. What a great religious experience!
Enjoy the “religious” experiences of today and Feelgood!
Happy Easter from Miss Lopez! One BIG kiss!! +++and Feelgood Womanhood everyday!
Hola, hola, hola, Miss Marisol here, Isabel Lopez´s old friend, MISS LOPEZ, back again from La Coruña, Spain, thinking that those of you with a sweet tooth would really appreciate this delicious Easter dessert from Spain, TORRIJAS…
Torrijas are is a “sweet” traditionally eaten during Lent, the 40-day period before Easter. It is believed that Torrijas originated in Andalucian convents during the XV century as a way to use up stale bread. Although today it is associated with the cuisine of Madrid, it is a popular breakfast food all over the world but in Spain where it is considered a dessert. Americans, I know as I used to live in USA for many years before I moved back to Spain, would probably see it as a Spanish variation of “French Toast.”
Torrijas can be eaten any time of the day. There are many variations of this treat – some soften the bread by soaking it in wine, while other variations use milk or water and honey. In Spain, the typical bread would be a French-style baguette but since we are watching what we eat, I recommend to use a whole meal bread instead. Most variations serve it with sugar and cinnamon.
• 4-6 Slices of Stale Bread*
• 3/4 cup Milk
• 1 Egg
• Cinnamon Stick
• Peel of one lemon
• Vegetable Oil for frying, such as Sunflower seed or Corn Oil, NOT olive oil
• 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
• Two tbsp full of Sugar
• Powdered Sugar for dusting
Serves Four. Preparation Time: 10 minutes. Cooking Time: 10 minutes
* TIP: If you do not have stale bread on hand, lightly toast the sliced bread so that it dries out enough to soak up the milk and not turn to mush.
Warm the milk with the sugar, a cinnamon stick and the lemon peel over a low heat and keep steering it until it boils.
Let the milk cool down to room temperature.
Remove the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick and pour the milk into a medium-size mixing bowl. Add the egg and beat together. Add vanilla extract, if desired. Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to cover the bottom and heat on medium. Be careful that the oil does not burn.
If you are using stale white bread, place one slice in the milk-egg mixture and quickly flip it over with a fork. Make sure that the bowl is next to the frying pan, so you can quickly transfer it from the bowl to the heated pan.
If you use a stale baguette, slices should be at least 1/2 inch thick. If the bread is more than a day old, you may need to soak the bread for 2-3 minutes or more, so that it softens up. Be careful that the bread does not soften so much that it crumbles when you lift it out of the bowl.
Carefully lift the bread out of the mixture and let the excess milk drain before placing the bread in the frying pan. Repeat for each of the other slices.
After 2-3 minutes, check the bottom of the bread. As the slices turn golden, turn each one. You may wish to use a nylon spatula or tongs to turn the slices over. Make sure that you have enough room in the pan to turn the slices.
Remove each piece from the pan and place on a plate. Sprinkle the top with the powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Note: Torrijas, are usually eaten at room temperature but if you wish to eat them warm place them back in a toaster oven at a low temperature. Do not place them in a microwave because this will cause the bread to become rubbery. You can serve them warm with ice-cream and fresh berries.
Hope you enjoy this delicious recipe of “Miss Lopez´s Torrijas” and have a Wonderful Feelgood Womanhood Easter!