November 17, 2017

Recipe: Coconut, Basil and Shrimp Croquettes

Anyone who has lived in or even just visited Spain has likely tried croquettes. When made the right way, these creamy fritters melt in your mouth and are bursting with flavor. The most typical croquettes in Spain are made with jamón ibérico (Iberian ham). Other popular varieties include salted cod, chorizo, or mushrooms. Although croquettes [...]

Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk and Cardamom

Creamy rice pudding, known around these parts as arroz con leche, is a typical Spanish treat that you are likely to encounter in both Spanish homes and traditional restaurants all around the country. Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for a good bowl of rice pudding, as I grew up ordering it in New Jersey diners [...]

Clara con Limón

When summer rolls around much of Spain seems to be engulfed in a perpetual heatwave, and the only beverages worth consuming are ice cold and refreshing. The popular clara con limón is something you’ll see people ordering throughout Spain, and although many cringe at the thought of mixing beer with a soft drink, the Spanish [...]

A Spanish Wine Guide for Newbies

Before coming to Spain, I was strictly a white wine girl. In something my palate can’t comprehend now, I deemed red wine too potent and stuck to safe, citrusy Pinot Grigios and crisp Sauvignon Blancs. I later discovered my love of all wine while traveling through Europe, and especially after moving to Spain. There’s nothing [...]