El Quim's de la Boqueria Fried Egg with Baby Squid

 This summer I discovered frying eggs in olive oil, only because my pantry was out of butter, vegetable spray,  and vegetable oil. I was even out of  lard!  My stores were low due to traveling so much.  It was so good! The crispy edge of the fried egg was so divine and I thought I alone had discovered a previously unknown culinary treat....more

A Pot Of Spanish Paella Full Of Mussels


I am reading a beautifully written essay on the difficulties of relating childhood memories in English when you grew up speaking another language.  Some things just don’t translate.  In fact, one could argue that events experienced in one language can no more be translated into another than apple can be translated into banana.  Barney the Dinosaur notwithstanding, if you grew up speaking, breathing, existing in purple, how is one to render the experience int...more

Yummy Baked Chicken Enchiladas To Pull Out One-By-One

The term ‘enchilada’ has its roots from the Spanish word ‘enchilar’, meaning ‘to decorate with chilli or pepper’. The making of a proper enchilada dish therefore entails the wrapping up of some spiced meat, usually in corn tortillas, and then baking them in a spicy tomato sauce....more

Baked Spaghetti Omelette

This spaghetti omelette is an uncomplicated (perhaps lazier) alternative to the authentic Spanish frittata, the latter of which involves much more effort and skills (to flip the omelette one way and the other) than the former. It is also a good way to make use of any leftover spaghetti in the fridge to churn out a simple yet refreshingly different meal that contains everything you need in one pan....more

Spanish Chilli Bean Dip

Which is the vegetarian version, made from scratch without the addition of any preservatives. I believe there is a variety of chilli bean dips around, mostly Spanish in origin. The non-vegetarian version of this would be Chilli con carne, rightly cooked with minced meat and which is less of a paste than the one I am making here....more

The Value of a Tri-Lingual Education

As the owner of a children's store called Little Green Beans, people always ask me about my kids. Where are they when I am working? My children attend preschool while my husband and I work full time. Around age 2, I started to consider how to bring more structure to my son's day. He loved (and still loves) to play. He's bright and creative. He was just ready for more school and learning than day care....more

Baked Tortilla at www.thegourmetmom.com

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Paella recipe at The Gourmet Mom:  http://ow.ly/97e6J ...more

Too much food for the brain

So we took a good start with our Russian class. We have a new teacher this year which corresponds to a new style. She is a native speaker and we will talk talk talk this year.http://howtostudyrussian.blogspot.com/2011/09/too-much-food-for-brain.html Sabinehttp://howtostudyrussian.blogspot.com...more