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.
|Day 14: I am thankful for our terraces. If we didn’t have them, I guess we would be hanging our heads out the window to get sunshine. We eat out here, play, do lessons, and relax. Our terraces make the lockdown manageable.
|Day 19: I’m thankful for my guitar. I’ve named her Constancia, which means perseverance. At times I’ve wanted to give up because guitar is not easy. I don’t always see the progress. But a little perseverance each day helps me reach my goals, and playing guitar is both relaxing and joyful for me. This is probably my favorite purchase in Spain.|
Paella Valenciana This blog lists the ingredients, and you can view the method in a YouTube video, which is included. I make this regularly, but I often increase the saffron, and I let the rosemary simmer during the whole cooking time, instead of just adding it at the end.
Salmon Steaks I have been loving the affordable salmon here. I loosely follow this recipe, but I only use what I have on hand. Sometimes that's just salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil and butter. But follow this recipe to a T or just use it as inspiration, and you'll get a lovely dinner. I love having salmon with asparagus.