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Garbanzos con Espinacas

Garbanzos con Espinacas (chickpeas with spinach) is a very popular Spanish tapa, thought to have originated in Andalucia, which is the home of tapas. Spinach was first cultivated in ancient Persia (Iran) and probably arrived in Spain with the Moors. … Continue reading

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Potaje de Vigilia

Potaje de Vigilia is a very popular Spanish dish, containing chickpeas and bacalao (salt cod), served on the Fridays during Lent. The word potaje translates directly from the old French pottage, meaning cooked in a pot – the English translation … Continue reading

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Chinese Pork and Mojama

July 14th, 2012 I had dinner at Amaia’s house this week and was thrilled and delighted when she served mojama as a starter. Mojama is salted tuna loin. Using a traditional Spanish method for curing and preserving  fish, the tuna is … Continue reading

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Galtes de Ternera

April 19th, 2012 After a day of printing and picture hanging, Oli cooked Galtes de Ternera (beef cheeks). The recipe here differs considerably to mine – these were cooked with onions, cardamom pods, coriander seeds, cumin and a pungent curry powder … Continue reading

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Chicken Livers

November 25th, 2011 … and for supper I chopped up a pound of chicken livers and flash fried them in the griddle pan. For good measure I added a little salt, pepper and a few basil leaves (Oli’s suggestion). Once cooked … Continue reading

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