Friday, May 22, 2020
Hello everyone. Covid is still taking over the world whether we like it or not. We are getting through as best we can, but it's hard when many aspects of life are not the way they used to be.
On day 6 of the lockdown here in Spain I started a gratitude series on social media. I would like to share it here, too, as some of you are not on social media. I will post eight days or so at a time until day 50. All of these gratitude posts are from during the strictest quarantine measures in Spain over March and April 2020. At the end of each post I will include some links to favorite recipes I have made recently. (Head below to link to two seafood stews and a buttery caper sauce.)
at May 22, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
|Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies|
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
|My favorite black beans. Use them for anything.|
Hello my friends. How are you holding up? Last time I shared some hearty carb-y recipes. Today I have some vegetarian links at the bottom of some of my favorite veggie heavy recipes, but first I have a recipe for black beans. Let's get started.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
These are interesting times, aren't they? As you know, I'm living in Spain for the year, which is under lockdown thanks to coronavirus COVID-19. It seems that other parts of the world are beginning to follow suit. Thankfully, we are at least able to get out occasionally and go grocery shopping. I have been cooking through some recipes lately, and wanted to share some that I liked with you. Today we are focusing on carbs. Because what is more comforting in times like these than carbs? Just be sure to keep a balanced diet. 😏
Friday, March 6, 2020
|The iconic bridge connecting the old and new halves of Ronda|
Friday, January 24, 2020
|View from up in the mountains of Northern Portugal|
Monday, January 13, 2020
|Foz do Arelho Beach in Óbidos|
We left our basement apartment in Lisbon for an airy house in the countryside of Óbidos. It was a beautiful setting, complete with farmlands, a lagoon in the distance, and a little café/market up the street. Soon after arriving, I walked up the street to buy some food for the next day or so. The little one room shop had everything we needed, and I couldn’t believe how cheap it all was. Fruits and vegetables, bread, some meat, beans, and nuts were under 12 euro.
Monday, January 6, 2020
|Christmas day sunrise|
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feliz Navidad! Check out the Christmas lights near my home in the above video. Are you ready for Christmas? Gifts, travel, cooking, baking, decorations? As my kids like to tell me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? Yes, I say. And I mean it. Not the commercialism part. Not the part where kids open gifts, are happy for a few minutes, and then start squabbling over who got what (does this happen to you, too?). But the togetherness, the food, the celebration of Jesus, and, the lights. Spaniards, at least around here, take Christmas lights very seriously.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
|Cozy, fleece-lined slippers.|
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
|Cafe's everywhere. This one overlooks the beach, post workout.|
I like so many things about Spain, specifically, the Costa del Sol where I live. I suppose you could call this a gratitude post in honor of Thanksgiving. What things are you grateful for in the town you live? If you were to move there all over again, what would you notice? Here is what I like about my locality.
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