Posts Tagged ‘Spain’
My first day…
reading the paper, tapas & more…
nothing like Galician seefood..I really miss it while away…always!
Here me eating one of my favourite dessert: Spanish flan!
Viva enjoying life! Viva Galician pleasures & Feelgood!
Hi, Miss Stena from Philippines living in Sweden. I am so happy I am getting used to the job now with Miss Lopez. I´d love to show you about my country…!
Philippines has a very rich Spanish culture. Even the name of the country was given by a Spanish explorer in honor of the Spain’s King. In the modern days, Spanish culture still lives among the Filipinos, from the Filipino names such as Lopez, Jose, Consuelo, Miguel, Reyes, Fatima, Corazon, etc to the language, also from Religion to Arts.
The most visible influence left by the Spanish culture is FOOD! Just to name a few of my favourites, Afritada, Brazo de Mercedez, Calabaza, Chorizo, Pastillas, Torilla, Arroz a la Valenciana, Tapas, etc.
Below is one example of the many Spanish restaurants in the Philipines, DOS MESTIZOS.
THANK YOU SPAIN! Viva Feel Good Womanhood!
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!
Hola!!! Life is a beach! Yesterday I had a day on the beach and I love it!
In the pictures Santa Cristina beach in Oleiros, playing with sand and me…I hope you like the pictures!
well not all is beach in my vacation in Spain, still doing business here. I can´t help it! it must be love to business, don´t you think?
Then at night a friend came home with a homemade suger-cake with nuts and russins. So delicious! I do not have the receipt with me right now and I promise I am going to ask to share it with you!
Well now I must go with my family so Feelgood!
Viva family & holidays in Spain! In a week in Sweden!
Hi there, Miss Marisol here, back from La Coruña, Spain!
After such a pleasant day walking and shopping with Miss Lopez I decided to make myself a nice “Tortilla Española” and a salad for dinner. My Fave!!!!
The “Spanish Tortilla” in Spanish “Tortilla Española” is also known as “Tortilla de Patatas”. It’s an omelet made with eggs, potatoes, onions and a bit of garlic. Attention! Don’t confuse this tortilla with the typical wheat or corn burrito-forming Mexican tortilla. The “Tortilla de Patatas” is the Number One TAPA in Spain “The Queen of all Tapas”. You can also enjoy it as a main dish accompanied by a fresh garden salad and a piece of fresh baked bread for lunch or dinner, and, in a sandwich. Tourists love to have “Tortilla de Patatas” for breakfast when the visit Spain.
Miss Lopez personally loves “Pinchos de Tortilla” which is a piece of “Tortilla de Patatas” on top of a baguette slice, especially from “La Bombilla” , famous tapas bar in La Coruña that has over 28000 followers in Facebook, check it out!.
To make Tortilla de Patatas you will need the following ingredients:
- Potatoes (five or six for a good-sized tortilla)
- Olive oil, enough to cover the potatoes when in the frying pan.
- Eggs (five or six for a good-sized tortilla)
- A quarter of an onion or less, depending on your taste.
- Garlic, one or two teeth.
Let´s beguine cooking then…
Dice 5 or 6 potatoes into small bits. The smaller the bits, the smoother the texture of the “Tortilla de Patatas”.
Prepare a frying pan with enough olive oil to cover the potatoes. Heat the oil thoroughly, and then add the diced potatoes with the oil on medium heat.
Whip together five or six eggs in a separate bowl while the potatoes are frying. Be sure to beat a lot of air into the eggs to create a foamy liquid. Add diced onions and garlic to taste.
Pour almost all of the oil out of the frying pan once the potatoes are golden brown but not crispy to the touch. Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes in the pan, covering the potatoes evenly.
Be sure that the egg mixture is not sticking to the pan while you make this Spanish tortilla. If you use a non-stick pan, move the pan from side to side frequently in order to keep the egg from sticking. Use a fork or spatula as needed to free the egg from the side of the pan. You need the tortilla free from sticking in order to flip it over later.
Determine when the tortilla is cooked on the one side (three to five minutes, or more, depending on the size of the tortilla), then get ready to flip it over. Put a plate over the tortilla pan, hold the plate with one hand and flip the tortilla over in one motion, letting it be on the plate.
Slide the now-upside-down tortilla into the frying pan, and heat for another minute or two.
Miss Lopez and I will continue to enjoy Tapas like this one first hand in La Coruña! Feelgood Womanhood with Spanish Tapas!!! Hasta la Vista!