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Romesco Sauce

7 Dec , 2016  

Romesco is a quintessentially Catalan sauce. It brings so many of the flavors of Spain to mix. Locals use it in a variety of ways, but it pairs really well with seafood and grilled vegetables. It is also beautifully simply spread on toasted bread. This sauce is quick and easy to make. Yet its rich […]

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An Eaters Guide to Barcelona

29 Nov , 2016  

Barcelona is a city of flavors – unmistakably Mediterranean, but with a cuisine all its own. Whether you’re planning to stay in a hotel and eat all of your meals out, or rent an apartment to enjoy the pleasure of cooking in, the offerings at local restaurants and markets won’t disappoint. Restaurant Recommendations Cervezeria Vassa […]

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Spa Day: Iceland

28 Nov , 2016  

The plane landed in Keflavik in the pre-dawn darkness. The light rain spattered the plane window and a fog hung over the the airport. At this point Iceland was nothing more to me than the light of the airport and a flat, dark horizon. I was here for a spa day and the weather and […]

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A First Lunch in Aix

27 Aug , 2016  

Our first lunch in Aix holds promise. I’ve been looking forward to seeing the difference in Provencale cuisine from the food of Paris. We strolled down the street from our hotel into the center of town, reading menus along the way. At first glance the food doesn’t look so different. I’d been hoping to find […]

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Out of the City and into the Garden

27 Aug , 2016  

We boarded the train at Gare de Lyon this morning bound for Aix en Provence. I haven’t been outside of Paris much, let alone to the South of France. We had our canine charge, Ellie at our side as we we stepped onto the train and found our seats. The older woman sitting across from […]

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Ahhh, Paris.

18 Aug , 2016  

We arrived in Paris early this morning. After only an hour and a half of sleep on the plane, 6:30 Paris Time felt even earlier. We made our way to the baggage claim and through Passport Control. The Immigration officer looked bored as he barely glanced at me, flipped through my passport and brought his […]