Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wine of the week: Lagar de Cervera 2012

If you follow us on twitter or instagram you should already be waiting for this to be  Wine of the Week, unfortunately I am writing this post just after finishing the last bottle we had at home...
I had the pleasure to discover this wine two years ago in a wine tasting in Wellington Hotel in Madrid and since then this is a must have at home. 
This wine will go perfectly with seafood, fish, rice dishes or also with appetizers.
2012 was not only its 25th birthday but an excellent year for this wine which makes it an excellent price-quality wine.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Photo of the week: Water is life!

Two days after the International Water Day, the picture of this week, reminds me the moment when we saved this animal that was about to die dehydrated, an example of solidarity and harmony between species... 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Mushrooms Tagliatelle

Today a recipe of Gennaro Contaldo, this fabulous pasta that I've prepared for today's dinner...

You will need:
- Blend of Mushrooms
- Tagliatelle
- Parsley
- chilli
- 1 clove of garlic
- Vegetable stock
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Parmesan
- Salt and pepper

In a frying pan with a splash of extra virgin olive oil, add the finelly chopped garlic, the chilli, and then the mixture of mushrooms you have at home (in this case I used portobello mushrooms and Agrocybe aegerita). Add a bit of vegetable stock, season with salt and pepper and cook the mushrooms. Simultaneously bake the pasta into boiling water.
Mix the pasta with mushrooms, if you need add a bit of the pasta cooking water, and mix well.
Serve on a platter and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Photo of the week: How I miss this marvelous place called: beach!

This week spring days in Madrid remembered me how I miss one of the things that I'm completely addicted: the beach! 
This photo is just one of those spring days in the Madeiro Beach, Pipa, Brazil ...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

One of the easiest desserts in the world: Baked Apples with Port wine

Sometimes we focus on learning and trying new techniques and we end up complicating too much... it happens in our daily life and also in the kitchen... So today I decided to share with you one of the easiest desserts that you can cook but full of flavour...

You will need: 
1 Pippin apple 
1 cinnamon stick 
Sugar qs (I use raw cane sugar) 
Port Wine qs 

Remove the centre of the apple with and replace it with the cinnamon stick. dredge it with sugar and drizzle with the port wine, due to my surname, and not for any commercial reason always use Porto Ferreira ... 
Bake it at 180 º C until the apple is soft and it's done!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wine of the Week: Crochet 2011

Winemakers Sandra Tavares and Susana Esteban clearly selected their best needles to produce this Crochet 2011, a very harmonious wine in terms of aromas and flavours, which leds us to feel also a great relation between both producers. 
A great return from the Douro Susana Esteban from whom, till now, I only knew the excellent work on in Alentejo region (Solar dos Lobos and Tiago Cabaço wineries) 
If you didnt taste it yet, don't take too long as there were only 3300 bottles ...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Photo of the Week: Fallas, Valencia

In a week that Valencia is literally a continuous explosion of art, sound and joy, a photo of the beatiful Valencian Fallas!