Magdalenas (spanish muffins) recipe (five ways)

Meet our hero today: magdalena. A magdalena is a cupcake, without frosting. Or a muffin if you prefer. But it is not made with butter, but oil. The classical shape of a magdalena is a mountain, which is called “copete”. We will be making five different versions with our magdalena recipe: classic magdalenas, magdalena in…

Gazpacho video-recipe (Spanish cold vegetable soup)

It’s summertime and it means it’s gazpacho season! Follow my video and make some, you will be immediately taken to Spain!   A couple years ago I made an illustrated version of this recipe. It’s available both in English and Spanish.   Society6: English – illustrated recipe of gazpacho art print.  Framed art print. Canvas print. Spanish – illustrated…

Watercolor California poppies for your dinner table and kitchen!

If you are a recipe-obssesed lady or you are always the host, like I do, you will love what I am gathering under this category: It’s my collection of food related products, like editable illustrated recipes, food cliparts, patisserie illustrations or the new tea towels, napkins and tablecloths. Let’s dive into the poppies world, shall…

Spanish cocido in the Instant Pot [Video recipe]

Today we are going to be making a recipe that’s a must here in Spain. It’s a cocido and I’d say that everyone eats a variation of this at home. The beauty of this cocido, which literally means “boiled”, is that is customizable and it can be healthy OR trerrybly decadent and rich. We used…

Paint the world – coloring book

Yay! My first ever coloring book is now for sale! What’s inside the book? A collection of maps, with and without labels. The world in different projections, and then close ups of different areas. The labels are written in English. What can it be used for? Coloring books and pages are quite popular these days!…

Receta de coca de Sant Joan

[English version here] Hoy es 23 de junio y por lo tanto es la noche de San Juan (o la revetlla de Sant Joan), así que vamos a hacer una receta tradicional. Es un dulce que normalmente se toma hoy. Es la coca de Sant Joan, una especie de brioche con crema pastelera por encima….

Coca de Sant Joan recipe

[Spanish version here] Today, june 23rd is la noche de San Juan (or la revetlla de Sant Joan) so we are making a traditional recipe, a sweet baked good that’s normally enjoyed today. It’s called Coca de Sant Joan and it’s a brioche-like base with pastry cream on top. I’m going to be making a…

Face masks available

Society6 just announced the launching of fabric face masks with a pocket for a filter and portion of all proceeds will be donated for helping with COVID-19! These are some of my fabric face masks: Details: Machine-washable Crafted with a poly fabric and woven elastic ear loops Pleated, dual layer construction for snug fit Includes…

New maps

Just arrived: new world maps and matching US maps… in lots of colors! Introducing MAP201: a world map with countries, US states, US state capitals, Canadian provinces, Australian states, country capitals, main cities and lots of islands labelled. Canvas/push pin map – browse colors. Art print on paper – browse colors. Rolled canvas print –…

Summary of the lockdow (III): who wants a donut? [Video]

Baking has been, definitively, one of the more fulfilling hobbies for these weeks… My life partner in crime and I recorded a video of me making donuts and then he edited it and composed the music. Now he’s been designated as the official household video editor and music composer. Without furter ado, here’s my donut…

Summary of the lockdow (II): Birthday edition!

All right, all right… it was not a complete lockdown: I was able to go for a walk with my life partner in crime, since we are allowed to go out at certain times of the day (with the people we live with)! I spent most of the day on my phone answering calls and…

Summary of the lockdown (Part 1)

I should have written this entry long ago… but better late than never. The spanish lockdown started on march 15, 2020 (let’s write the year down for the future…). And since then we’ve been self-quarentining, working from home, social distancing and trying to make the most out of our time. Luckily, I am able to…