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Spring in a Jar – Arte y Pico Award

There’s some things about Spring time that I LOVE! If I could put them in a jar and have it in my pantry shelf…. during winter cold and dark days I would open the jar and let the smells, sounds and colours fill the room and fill my heart.

Let’s pretend I can do that! First of all, I would grab some scarlet poppies. They are so delicate that immediately after you pick them, they faint. Second, I would somehow manage to get the swallows’ screeches in the jar too.Their wonderful sound cheers me up and makes me feel renewed every spring. Third, I would climb a figs’ tree and collect its precious fruit… that smell and flavour drives me crazy (in the good sense). I would fill the jar and my tummy with sensual ripe figs.
And the fifth ingredient would be a thunderstorm, one of those noisy ones that starts in the afternoon once you are back home and sweeps the sky and the land from dust and dirt and 15 minutes after a shy sun shows behind the clouds and there you are ready to take a deep breath and fill the jar with that awesome and incomparable smell!!!
I’m sending this Jar to sweet Pixie from You say tomatoe I say Tomatoe. She is having the event “Putting up” going until May 21st, click here for details, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to have my Boquerones en vinagre ready on time.

Also I’m sending another Spring jar to Val from More than a burnt toast and to Ivy from Kopiaste because I feel so grateful to them for giving me the Arte y Pico Award!!!

This Award is given to blogs that you think have an outstanding design, creativity and content and that enriches the community. So I feel really really proud and happy to know that Val and Ivy think this way about Spanish Recipes! Thanks so much girls :D

Here you have how it works:

1)You pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award with their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the ward itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “
Arte y pico“blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

And now, I’m passing the torch… ups, the award to:

* Peter from Souvlaki for the Soul. His blog is full of outstanding food pictures and he always has nice words and brilliant recipes for everybody!
* Mallory from The Salty Cod. She is an American girl in Paris and loves writing about food, gardens, cities and adventures in general. See her beautiful photos and beautiful thoughts too!
* Amy and Johnny from We are never full. These smart guys will make you laugh and enjoy savoury meals and shoots from their wonderful kitchen!
* Katie from Thyme for Cooking. When I grow old… I want to be like her :D! One of the things I admire the most from Katie is her ability in telling stories, not to mention her ability in preparing meals for her and son marie!
* Martha from Deliciosa Martha. A catalan blog that I visit from time to time and that has wonderful stories, great food related recommendations and beautiful pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend! We will have it :D… the weather forecast promises rains and rains and rains for 3 days to our thirsty and dry land!
Special dressing for today: Stormy weather


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05/09/2008 · 13:09 h by Peter G

What can I say? I’m very humbled by your award Nuria. Thank you very much. It is a great honour to receive this. I really like your views on what spring is about.

05/09/2008 · 13:27 h by Bellini Valli

Thanks for the Spring jar Nuria. If it contains an ounce of your enthusiasm for food and life it would brighten any dull day:D So glad you were able to pass on the well deserved award as well. Vida viva!!

05/09/2008 · 13:59 h by We Are Never Full

Oh my lord, nuria! thank you so much for this. i really like the idea behind this ‘virtual award’ and we really appreciate you thinking of us because of it. we love your blog as you know and you hit the nail on the head in regards to ‘jarring spring’ and opening the jar during winter. someone would be a billionaire if they could figure out how to do that!

thanks again and have an awesome weekend!

amy and jonny :)

05/09/2008 · 14:30 h by Peter M

Nuria is spreading the love! You made my day by just posting a photo of fresh figs and those birds…fabulous photo!

I would like to send you some….CHEESE!

05/09/2008 · 14:45 h by Núria

Hey Peter, you deserve it!!! Yesterday I had some poppies and swallows, today some thunderstorm… only the figs missing and my week will be complete :D

Thank you Val! It took me a bit to get the post ready, but here it is :D. Have a great weekend sweetheart♥

He, he, Soooo glad you like it couple!!!! Your blog is outstanding and it deserves it :D!
Have a great weekend you t♥♥!!!!

Peter, I must say the photos are not mine… I borrowed them from google images.
He, he, he you are incorrigible :D

05/09/2008 · 16:16 h by Susan from Food Blogga

Well Val and Ivy certainly have good taste. :) Congratulations, Nuria, it is so well deserved.

Those birds are just precious. What a great shot! And do you get figs in the spring in Barcelona? We only get them in the fall here.

05/09/2008 · 20:33 h by Ivy

Nuria I enjoyed reading your post about spring with the lovely photos. Thanks for the jar and Peter G whom I know certainly deserves this award and I am sure the others as well. During the weekend I shall visit the other blogs as well. Have a nice weekend.

05/10/2008 · 0:37 h by Judy @ No Fear Entertaining

Nuria, that post is so beautiful and what a great way to savor spring!

05/10/2008 · 1:38 h by Cynthia

Your award is very much deserved.

05/10/2008 · 2:58 h by Jen of A2eatwrite

I loved your spring in a jar, Nuria! What a lovely post.

05/10/2008 · 8:03 h by Núria

Hola Susan! Thanks for your nice words, but the birds shoot is not mine… I wish it was! As I told Peter got it borrowed from google images.
There’s two kinds of figs tree in the Mediterranean: the one that gives only figs (august to october) and the one that gives 2 fruits in different seasons. This one is called Higuera brevera because the first fruit it gives is called breva (june to july) and the second fruit is called higo (fig) and it shows from august to october.
So this kind of fig tree gives you figs from june to october… great, isn’t it?
Here you have more info but I’m afraid is in Spanish :(

Ivy, Judy, Cynthia, Jen, Thanks so much girls! You are all sweet as a fig! He, he :D Have a great weekend!!!!

05/10/2008 · 11:43 h by katiez

Congrats on the award! And thank you so much for giving it to me! And with such sweet words….
So, you want to be like me when you grow up? Nice try – I don’t plan on growing up! I’m having too much fun~

05/10/2008 · 12:42 h by Núria

He, he… you are too sweet!
Katie ♥

05/10/2008 · 16:18 h by KC

I love this post. You have a wonderful imagination and a beautiful writing style!

05/10/2008 · 16:40 h by Núria

Thanks a lot KC and welcome to Spanish Recipes :D!!!

05/10/2008 · 23:06 h by glamah16

Beautiful post. Ill be waiting for you boqerons when they are ready.

05/11/2008 · 6:51 h by Núria

Thanks Courtney! Boquerones will be hopefully posted on Wednesday :D

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