Spain’s Olive Country

Spain’s Olive Country Being a family who loves Spanish olives and extra virgin olive oil, we were in heaven while living in Spain’s olive country.  The olives and oil are absolutely delicious, not to mention healthy, and very reasonably priced.  We were happy to indulge to our hearts content. Driving through olive country is beautiful.  Rolling hills covered in olive … Continue reading

An Authentic Spanish Feast

An Authentic Spanish Feast Recently, our friends Chris and Carol treated us to an authentic Spanish feast.  Two local cooks came to our casa with all the necessary ingredients and began a whirlwind of cooking. Nieves & Isabel, our wonderful cooks, took a moment during preparation for a quick photo.  The wonderful smells coming from the kitchen had me wandering … Continue reading

1 big house + 2 families = a whole lotta fun in Spain

Not so many years ago, back in college, we had a classmate named Carol.  She was tall blond, loud, and hilariously fun! Now, she has a tall, blond, loud, and hilariously fun family!  And we were thrilled that they were able to come and visit us in Spain! We took them to the little hilltop village of Iznajar, Spain. The … Continue reading

Top 5 Recommendations for spending a day in Malaga Spain

Top 5 Recommendations for spending a day in Malaga Spain 1.  Tour Malaga by Segway. Segway is such a fun way to tour.  Plus you learn some history, see the old Roman Amphitheatre, Cathedral, and more! (See our Segway Malaga post for more info) 2.  Picnic on the beach. We always love to soak up some sun and enjoy the … Continue reading

Vino Mio Malaga Spain

Vino Mio Malaga Spain We have enjoyed some delicious meals and some wonderful experiences during our time in Spain.  What I love about Vino Mio, is that it is a combination of both! Right next to Teatro Cervantes is Restaurante Vino Mio. Summer made dinner reservations for us, which I would recommend, since they are very popular. We loved the … Continue reading

Alma Flamenca Málaga Spain

Alma Flamenca Málaga Spain We have read some wonderful reviews about Alma Flamenca and were anxious to try their dinner and Flamenco show. All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.  We were even greeted by the manager and owner. We started our dinner with a nice salad that included goat cheese, pear,  and salmon.  It was really delicious. … Continue reading

Olive Pit Furnaces in Spain

Taming the Dragon In southern Spain, we are in the heart of olive country and olive oil.  This also means that there are a lot of olive pits (huesos) left over.  So there is a type of furnace that is common in these parts that burn olive pits for fuel.  Where we are staying, we have this type of furnace. … Continue reading

A look around Granada Spain

 A look around Granada Spain Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  The River Darro goes through the center of the city.  As a matter of fact, the Darro valley cuts right through the city.  So there is a steep decent from the San Nicolas plaza down to the river, followed by a steep climb to … Continue reading

Paprika Vegan Restaurant Granada Spain

Paprika Vegan Restaurant Granada Spain On our recent trip to Granada, we had the opportunity to eat dinner at Paprika.  Summer made us dinner reservations.  We were at the plaza overlooking the beautiful Alhambra.  Using navigation (extremely useful)  we walked to Paprika in only 8 minutes. I love that Paprika uses local and organic ingredients. They have menus in both … Continue reading

Charlotte Gastrobar & Cafe in Malaga Spain

Charlotte Gastrobar & Cafe in Malaga Spain Whenever we visit a new city, Summer gets busy doing research.  She is a real foodie and she loves Spanish food.  So when we visited Malaga, she looked for a place that would have some interesting tapas. The Charlotte Gastrobar & Cafe was her choice.  So she emailed them and made reservations for … Continue reading