New year, lots of snow!

This is a video of my tiny village today! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Los Barrios De Gordón Projuro (@losbarriosprojuro) Recorded by my friend Miguel 🤩

Turrón de chocolate recipe

Here’s an easy Spanish holiday recipe: you only need chocolate (250 g), chocolate rice puffs (30 g), vanilla (a tablespoon) and butter (35 g). Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave (450w, 30 second intervals). My chocolate is Nestle’s milk chocolate. Add the vanilla and mix them together: Add 30 g rice puffs (mine…

Feliz Día de Todos los Santos

This year I went rogue with my desserts… Today you are supossed to have huesos de santo or panellets or buñuelos; but I really felt like baking a cake. This image below was taken in Barcelona and shows a fall showcase in a bakery. As I said I wanted a cake. It’s a simple yellow…

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…

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…

Illustrated recipe: spanish gazpacho

I’ve just added to my society6 shop the illustrated recipe of our gazpacho. Gazpacho is a cold soup that is very typical in Spain, specially in the south, where summers are very hot. It’s a smooth mix of tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, onion and bread, seasoned with olive oil, salt and vinegar. It’s refreshing and reminds me…

Blooming spring in Spain

Oh, winter… one day, after the snow melted we had this  cloudy day… But if you looked closely you could find hints of the upcoming spring ahead… like these yellow flowers in the fields… And suddenly, everything started to bloom… the first ones were the prune, cherry and pear trees, followed by the apple trees:…