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June, 2008


Rice & pasta | Traditional Spanish Recipes

Spanish Paella: A tutorial. Step by Step with some tips.

Special dressing: Phil Collins with Paradise (turn player on). Spanish Paella is probably one of our most famous dishes worldwide. It all started in Valencia, a beautiful Spanish region also known for its savory oranges. This post pretends to be a guide for all of ...


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Artichokes Greek-Style

Γεια σε όλους! Hi everyone! Isn't google translator a crack? First words mean Hola a todos... Hi everyone in Greek... or that is what I expect them to say!I found this recipe in a Spanish cooking magazine and the tittle immediately caught my attention - Artichokes ...


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Noodles Paella with Duck

Special dressing's today: Dire Straits ==> Twisting by the Pool... Eating by the pool, Having fun by the pool, Resting by the pool, Drinking gin tonic in the evening by the Pool... Get the idea???? Haaaaahhhha... Isn't it great to be on holidays?See? I didn't ...


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Rice Mint Balls with Pistachios and Shrimps

Good morning Starshines, good afternoon... good evening... or good night! It's finally sunny and hot here :D and I'm planning to go to the beach and to the swimming pool for this loooooong coming weekend! So I'm afraid I won't be seeing your beautiful faces ...


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Summer Salad with Duck’s Ham

PLEASE NOTICE THAT TASTESPOTTING IS NOT COMPLETELY DEAD!!! JUST HURT AND IN THE ICU... MEANWHILE GO AND HAVE A TOAST AT LIQURIOUS.There's a saying here in Spain that goes: ¿Querías caldo? ¡Toma 2 tazas! The literal translation would be: Did you want a broth? Here ...


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Salmon in Aromatic Pickle and a Meme

A year ago, or so, my friend Margo (a beautiful dutch woman living here in Spain for a good bunch of years now) cooked this dish for me and I found the flavours so well combined and amazing that I asked her for the recipe.... ...


Charcuterie | Fruits

MELÓN CON JAMÓN. And how to become a Daring… Plumber!

My kitchen's sink tap just broke! A piece of it stayed screwed to the sink and the rest in my hand. You don't really know how much one thing is worth until you miss it, right? Lunch time is getting near and my parents ...


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Pork Loin in Salt and Herbs. And a Spanish Transport Strike!

There's a big transport strike here in Spain since Monday and everything is getting directly affected; there's nearly no fish left in the big markets, the meat's shelves at supermarkets are starting to get empty, fresh fruits and veggies are hard to find... Can you imagine?The ...



Yellow of Chamomile and "other coloured" Infusions

When I was a kid, and I felt sick my mom and grand mom would always try to palliate the symptoms with herbs' infusions: chamomile, lemon verbena and mint for stomach ache, lime blossom tea just before school exams, thyme infusion for my wounded ...


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Ham Flavoured Sardines in a Red Strawberry Sea

Special dressing: Strawberry fields forever ♫Aren't the colours beautiful? When I saw this recipe on TV3... I knew I would try it at home! I've been waiting for nearly 3 weeks to do it because the original fish used in the recipe was Red Mullet but ...

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