Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Swedish Sunday Lunch

It's been snowing and everything becomes so quiet. Jakob and I had thought to prepare some real swedish food for friends and we did it. It felt so right in this kind of weather. Jakob made toast skogen and moose accompanied with apples, carrot, lingonberry and jerusalem artichoke puree. 

It was delicious and it's also fair to say that the moose meat was from the Småland forest, where my father in law lives. For dessert, I prepared warm apple pie pots, from this great recipe.

This year has begun with new challenges (one of them is that we have to leave the house where we've been living since we came here for a year ago...) and it was comforting to have some spare time eating with friends and walking on the snow afterwards. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Córdoba food

    Finally, I visited Córdoba. The city that was capital of the independent Arab Muslim emirate of al - andalus, later a Caliphate itself, was one of the most advanced cities in the world. A city that has loads of history and character, a very special and magical city. A city that was the first spanish view and experience of a very young Jakob. A old city where time has stopped.

I was told the food was quite an experience but it wasn't until I tested salmorejo when I understood why. Salmorejo is absolutely delicious. As a matter of fact, I think I could survive on salmorejo, a soup made from tomatoes, bread, oil, garlic and vinegar. The rest is a incredible list of tapas: croquetas (oxtail, ham, cod, cocido...), scrambled eggs, wild mushrooms, fried aubergine, red pepper salad and so on.

I really enjoyed a couple of days walking, sitting on the terraces, eating tapas, visiting old friends and having Jakob as a top guide. He proposed to go to Bodegas Campos and I loved it. A very nice and local taverna, also full of history and charming.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gathering in Güéjar Sierra

Visiting friends has been great. We stayed at Juan and Gigi's in Güéjar Sierra, where we all met. Incredible and beautiful house and views. It was great to be together. We gathered around a table and enjoyed a couple of days together. Thank you all and Happy New Year my dear friends.