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.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
|One kilo of shrimp takes a long time to peel.|
Friday, November 1, 2019
|There's no chance of getting a good photo of Lydia when she's holding gelato.|
We found our dream apartment a few weeks ago. As soon as we walked in and had a quick tour, Justin looked at me and waggled his eyebrows as if to ask, “Should we tell them we want it?” As much as I loved it, the price was at the higher end of our limit, and there were other acceptable apartments for cheaper. But I eagerly nodded and said, “Yes, let’s take it.”
These are interesting times, aren't they? As you know, I'm living in Spain for the year, which is under lockdown thanks to cor...
I've been getting winter apples from my winter co-op. I didn't even know apples could be available in the winter! They don't com...
We found our dream apartment a few weeks ago. As soon as we walked in and had a quick tour, Justin looked at me and waggled his eyebrow...