Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?

Straight up?  This is a post about the importance of plate size.  In the States, the average dinner plate size has increased by a third since 1960 - from 9 inches to 12 inches. Bigger plates encourage larger portions and the consumption of more calories.   In 1961, the average US citizen consumed 2,880 calories per …

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Seville Beauty Pageant – The April Fair Parade

It is April and here in Andalusia, the annual Beauty Pageant has started in Seville.  For months now the beauties of Andalusia have been on a special diet and exercising daily.  Days are counted down as each contestant's hair is brushed and they are told they are the most beautiful creation in the world. I …

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GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

Since we launched our GringoCool brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have encouraged our friends and family to hold test tastes in their neighborhoods.  We are very proud of the quality of EVOO that we sell, and we will gladly put ours in a test taste with any -mano a mano!  - bring …

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Arcos Golf

Golfing Andalusia – Where up is down, and left bounces off ivy vines covering the old club house

This past weekend, I participated in a golf tournament at Arcos de la Frontera.  Arcos de la Frontera is one of the fabled "white villages" of southern Spain.  I have visited and poked around Arcos on several occasions with my family and friends that come to visit but I had no idea that there was …

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