Foodies in Paradise

I started an email to a friend a few days ago, and when I saw the list of things we'd been lucky enough to do in Spain, in just 3 weeks, I realized how far behind I am in sharing stories and pictures.  So today, just to catch up, here's a quick recap with some [...]

Foodies in Paradise2018-10-14T07:16:16-06:00

Octopus Eve

I grew up in a Texas town of about 3,000 people. As you can imagine, my culinary base was built on biscuits, gravy, and steak. The most exotic thing I ate growing up was Patio Frozen Enchiladas.  No joke. Our town was so small that I didn't eat in a restaurant until I was around [...]

Octopus Eve2018-01-05T07:51:54-07:00

Swimming Naked in Spain – and Ham Sandwiches

If you think for one minute I'm going to show you pictures of naked people on the beach -- you'd be right. But don't call the porn police just yet -- we're talking European I-don't-give-a-damn-what-you-think, not American prudence.  ;-) I was invited with friends to "take a walk to the beach."  I didn't know what [...]

Swimming Naked in Spain – and Ham Sandwiches2017-11-14T07:27:35-07:00

Connecting with Catalunya

A "Madrileño" (Madrid) friend stared at me intently. "Seriously, Denise? I can NOT believe that you can be a fan of the Barcelona soccer team. If you knew their fans, those Catalans, you would change your mind in a heartbeat." And there it was -- the raw truth of why we're all a bit testy these [...]

Connecting with Catalunya2017-10-20T08:40:50-06:00

The Spanish Rules of Eating

We went out to breakfast, like most days when we're in Spain. Well, almost.  Unlike most days, our friend, Irene, and her 4-yr old son, Leo were here.  So the priorities got rearranged just a little.  Instead of considering where we could get the best coffee and food, the first consideration was how good the [...]

The Spanish Rules of Eating2017-10-02T06:43:15-06:00