Day 7 – Into Wine Country of the Camino de Santiago

I walked from Ponferrada to Villafranca de Bierzo on Sunday - approximately 23 km.  I have had really sore knees, and was wondering how the walk would go, but it went great.  I think my knees are healing.  The rest of my legs feel great. I walked through a ton of vineyards, ......back and forth, …

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Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool

We are happy to introduce our new, Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil called Cold Pressed Elixir by GringoCool.  Our goal is to serve our customers by staying true to three pillars. Provide the Real Thing Many US consumers have not had the chance to experience or taste real extra virgin olive oil.  In the …

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GringoCool & Cactus Canyon Ceramics – Change is in the Air!

As the summer winds down changes are in the air at Cactus Canyon Ceramics. For years, Cactus Canyon Ceramics has focused on finding outstanding hand painted pottery in Spain and bringing it to the U.S. market. This has involved visiting many factories and workshops throughout Spain, and making new friends and acquaintances in the process. …

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Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

There are several tapas that are the bread and butter of Spain.  The Spanish Tortilla is one of them.  Really, who can argue with potatoes, eggs and onions?  The Tortialla Espanola is a fabulous appetizer.  Rebecca Brand was kind enough to feature our Tierra Collection of terracotta pottery in a recent recipe video she made.  Please …

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Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.

There is a raging battle going on in Andalusia, Spain. The olive mills are fighting for awards at international fairs and everybody is going for SPECTACULAR!  The Olive Oil Times, a very good source for industry information, lists many articles about competitions and awards, and which bottles were selected at the most recent contest. But with …

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The Horses of Sevilla …….(and don’t forget the mules!)

Springtime in Sevilla is my favorite time of year. The air is filled with the fragrance of orange blossoms and a cool, moist, stone smell that means the spring sun is baking dry the cobblestone streets and old stone buildings. It is always an exciting time of year because the city fills with people for …

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