Almond Cakes – Pastas de Almendra

The cake and pastries made in Spanish convents are famous for their delicacy, the result of careful preparation and traditional methods. Many of the recipes, a legacy of the Arab presence in Spain, wisely combine almonds with honey and eggs and were brought to the convents by nuns who had learned them in their homes. It is in the provinces of Seville and Granada that … Continue reading Almond Cakes – Pastas de Almendra

Kale Caesar Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing Recipe

Everyone loves a good caesar salad. It’s all about the garlic, the parmesan, the crisp romaine lettuce, and crunchy garlicky croutons, right? Well, try adding some fresh kale leaves to your caesar next time! You don’t have to replace all the romaine with kale. In fact, an equal amount of each is just right in our opinion. You get the green goodness that is kale along … Continue reading Kale Caesar Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing Recipe

Flower of Salt – The “caviar of salts”

Flor de Sal literally translated means “Flower of Salt” and it’s known as the “caviar of salts” by chefs worldwide. It’s the cream of salt or, according to the saltworkers, the curds. Everyday a very thin layer of crystals is formed and hand harvested in the traditional roman method by Marnotos (the salt harvesters of the Castro Marim region), who carefully rake that top layer … Continue reading Flower of Salt – The “caviar of salts”

comfortable food – italian stuffed tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes are perfect summer food, or anytime you can find great tomatoes in your supermarket.  The basil and garlic and parsley in these tomatoes bring wonder Italian flavors to the dish.  Super hearty and filling these stuffed tomatoes are a great option for a lighter, healty dinner. via comfortable food – italian stuffed tomatoes. Continue reading comfortable food – italian stuffed tomatoes