Tagged: “easy recipes”
Greek yogurt with orange infused oil.
I am usually not a big fan of infused oils, however I do believe they have a utility. With that said, the consumer does need to take some caution on these types of oils since a producer may just be using flavors to mask a bigger problem that they may have had during the production process. […]Continue Reading
Toast with EVOO & Tomato
The most common breakfast in Andalusia is, “Aceite y Tomate”, Olive oil and tomato. However, there are many variations to the theme and there is a definite art to ordering this breakfast in an Andalusian bar. The dance goes something like this: “Give me a half a village bread with tomato and oil”. Then the […]Continue Reading
Golden Andalusian Cocktails
When Brígida Jiménez, my mentor and one of the world´s best tasters, asked me and my husband to attend the presentation of an up and coming hojiblaca olive oil from Rute, Conde de Mirasol, I couldn´t say no. Just a few weeks prior, I had tasted this oil and my response was, “WOW”. Wow is […]Continue Reading
Pairing EVOO with oranges
The World Olive Oil Exhibition was held this week in Madrid. The international event had over 60 exhibitors, an extensive oil bar, a business meeting point, gourmet products display area, cooking show, and two conference areas. International experts came to discuss topics such as trade, production and tasting. Dr. Maria Paz Aguilera was one of […]Continue Reading
Salmorejo is an Andalusian favorite said to be originally from Cordoba. Much like gazpacho it is a cold soup often garnished with chopped ham and eggs. Salmorejo is usually found made from tomatoes, bread, garlic and olive oil. However, historically this cold soup was made from what ever vegetables or fruits were in season. This […]Continue Reading
Thanksgiving: Pomegranate & walnut salad with EVOO and molasses vinaigrette
This salad is a recipe passed down to me by a very special woman who made her way into my life and will always be in my heart, Paloma. I spent many Thanksgivings with her and her friend Concha, exchanging culinary ideas, every year making the meal even better. Paloma was from Madrid, born to a […]Continue Reading
Dressing your salad the Spanish way: Olive oil, vinegar and salt.
After living in Andalusia for years you begin to recognize the same repeated conversations that often turn into heated debates. Most of these debates are about food and its preparation (especially salads and gazpacho). There is no dispute that I like most than the one about how to dress a salad. It can go on […]Continue Reading
Beet salmorejo with EVOO: a summertime favorite
Salmorejo is a typical dish from Córdoba that is like a thicker version of gazpacho, a cold tomato soup. The most common variety of salmorejo is made from tomatoes. However, historically it has been made from many different ingredients including apples and oranges, using what was in season. In this version, I use cooked beet root to add […]Continue Reading