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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Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)

Much has been written about cured Spanish hams (Jamón Ibérico), but the Spanish pork belly just doesn't get enough print in my humble opinion. There are four things you should know about the Spanish pigs that make them very different from the pigs in the United States - hence the pork is different. The pata …

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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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David Noalia - tablet painting

Sevillan Artist David Noalia – Latest Paintings

I think for most people, it is hard to describe what you like about a painting. I have always found it hard to express more than a couple of sentences. Usually I say something like, “Boy,... the brush strokes are bold, the colors strong, and I love the organization of space,... really cool painting” and …

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