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Beach Day!


Champagne with Red Fruits

Peri Peri Prawns

Happy Easter holidays from Portugal!¬† ūüėÄ

Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

Jardín botánico de Valencia

González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts

Mercatbar by Quique Dacosta

Crispy cold pizza with dry tomatoes and anchovies ‚Äú Putanesca‚ÄĚ versi√≥n

Dim sum with pork trotters and toasted pine nuts

Lacquered duck Pekin ‚Äútaco‚ÄĚ with mango and sriracha

Crystal baguette with 4 cheese and quail eggs

Chili Softshell Crab in tempura with wild rice (Singapur)

Smoked pork shank on cabbage leaves to Gochu Jang

La Taska Sidrería

Patatas al Cabrales

Sausage of Navarra

Duck Confit with Roasted Apple and Red Wine Caramel

Taberna La Senia

Artichokes with Spearmint, Ham & Onions

Morcilla de Burgos with Quail Eggs

“Noodles” of Cuttlefish with Pesto

Mini Lamb Burgers with Mustard

Horchateria Santa Catalina



Churros & Chocolate

La Pilareta

Montaditos- Queso Castellano & Longaniza

Patatas bravas, Croquette of Mussel & Esgarraet (Pepper, cod, garlic & olive oil)

Bodego de La Sarieta

Desgarraet, Salad with Tuna, Grilled Padron Peppers & Asparagus

Baby Calamari, Fried Whitebait, Hake

Paella Valenciana (Chicken & Rabbit)

Desserts- including the fabulous Stuffed Dates

Momiji @ Mercado Colón

Seared Salmon Nigiri

Tuna Uramaki with Spicy Kimchi Sauce & Tobiko

Salmon Uramaki with Spicy Kimchi Sauce & Ikura

Hamachi Nigiri

Lobster Futomaki



Bocadillos at dawn! ¬†Before I sent Scott off to work for the day, we grabbed some brekkie at Ricard Camarena’s¬†Central Bar inside the Mercado Central in Valencia.

Complimentary Olives

‚ÄúRicard Camarena‚ÄĚ Lomo, cebolla, mostaza y queso

‚ÄúCanalla‚ÄĚ Morcilla picante, revuelto y pimiento encurtido

And here’s what 10 euros buys you at this fantastic market:

Obviously, most of that money was spent on jamon. . .totally worth it!

The box arrived early this morning while I was packing for Valencia- good timing and another great box!

This is the second week in a row of fresh berry brekkies!¬† Last week we made Raspberry & Oat Breakfast Bars.¬† This week we’ve nommed Whole Wheat Blueberry & Oat Muffins.¬† I could get used to this!


. . .when you actually only came in to buy a year’s supply of fragrance diffusers while they’re half price, and you end up leaving with a back up guest room duvet cover set because it was marked down to 35 euros. . .