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

Granada Tapas Private Tour

Granada Tapas Tour We love tapas.  It is one of the many things we love about Spain.  So, when Summer found us a tapas tour in Granada that was rated #1 on tripadvisor, we had to try it. This is Gayle, our lovely host, and the manager of Granada Tapas Tours. I knew I was going to like her from … Continue reading

Ice Cream in Granada Spain

Ice Cream in Granada Spain Helados San Nicolas We had planned to spend the day in beautiful Granada.  Several days before our trip, Summer did some research and found out about a special ice cream shop.  This shop has an excellent reputation and is know for its high quality.  So Summer emailed the owner, Aurelien, who turned out to be … Continue reading

La Tranquera Restaurant in Cordoba Spain

La Tranquera Restaurant Cordoba Spain We had the opportunity to enjoy some delicious food at a restuarant in Cordoba, near the  Cathedral.  The food is an Argentina/Spain fusion.  Talk about a great combination! We had read some great reviews about this place and were anxious to try the food.  They have earned a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for the last … Continue reading

Clotted Cream, Curd, and Cordial

Clotted Cream, Curd, and Cordial   Clotted cream on scones.  Thick, creamy goodness!  I may never be able to eat another scone without this wonderful stuff. Typically I am pretty good about avoiding sugar.  But I must admit a weakness to anything lemon.  So lemon curd in the UK was a must.  Mmmmmm!   Seriously!  How do they make it sooooo … Continue reading

Dinner in Bale, Croatia

Written by Nancy. Dinner in Bale, Croatia There are many benefits to traveling in the off season.  One of the latest benefits that we have enjoyed, is the gift of a free dinner after spending a week at our campground.  We also got a free night’s stay. But, this is all about dinner!  We ate at Konoba Bembo.   Dave … Continue reading

Figgin Out!

Eating fresh figs in Croatia Late summer is fig season.  Fig trees thrive in warmer climates.  I have read that some varieties of figs are very sweet, however, the figs that we ate were very mild. We love eating fresh local organic produce wherever we go.  We have enjoyed lots of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and figs while in Croatia. … Continue reading

Boat tour around Rovinj, Croatia

Written by Nancy. Boat tour around Rovinj, Croatia Boat tours are really not my thing.  I am not a fan of being sea sick.  But we got an offer we couldn’t refuse.  The boat toured through some of the islands of Rovinj, included lunch and snacks, several swimming stops, and Pirate Cave. The view of Rovinj from the sea is … Continue reading

Experiencing Venice Italy

Experiencing Venice Italy The sights, sounds, and smells We have been focusing more and more on sensory experiences in the different places we visit.  When we remember Venice we think of pizza, live music in the square, the cool breeze during our gondola ride, nice cold gelato, reflections in the canals, the smell of great food drifting by, colorful masks, … Continue reading