Food, Travel

Picasso, Baby.

Our last day in Barcelona was packed with more sightseeing, and even more food.

Started out seeing The Giants (behemoth paper mache figures that are commonly used in fiestas), a walk through the Gothic quarter, the Picasso museum, a tour inside Gaudi’s Casa Batllo, a metro trip to Quimet y Quimet for dinner, and finally, a nightcap at Els Quatre Gats – a cafe that used to be frequented by Picasso himself.

Continue reading

Standard
Food, Recipes

Peach Refrigerator Cake

Man I hate making dessert.

Well, let me rephrase that, I don’t like to cook when it involves precise measurements. I like to eyeball. A lot. And usually when it comes to desserts, it involves measuring cups and spoons and a whole lot of accuracy because it’s pretty much a chemical solution and I hate chemistry.

That’s why this recipe is perfect: minimal measurements & no baking. Have you ever made one of these? I used to make this a lot with my sister and aunts in the Philippines. I don’t know why or how it got popular but I do know that if you ask a Filipino what a “Refrigerator Cake” is, chances are, they’d know it involves peaches.

It’s easy to prepare, it’s delicious, & oh so pretty! Recipe below:

Continue reading

Standard
Travel

A Full Day of Salvador Dali

A photo diary from our visit to the Dali museum and his home in Figueroas followed by a short trip to Costa Bravas. Pretty incredible! Ended our day eating mountains of sandwiches at 100 Montaditos.

Continue reading

Standard
Ensemble, Travel

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children’s party taken over by the elders.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Continue reading

Standard
Food, Recipes

Sockeye Salmon with Dill & Lemon.

I usually base my week’s dinner menu on what’s in season. I mean, it only makes sense.

If it’s in season, it’s in abundance; if it’s in abundance, it’s usually cheaper; if it’s cheaper, I’m happier.

http://cerebral-overload.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/help-me-im-poor.jpg

I love Fresh Direct because they have Seasonal Sales (dubbed President’s Picks). A couple of weeks ago, their Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon was on sale so of course, I picked up a couple of fillets. I mean, look at it! How can you resist that bright red hue?!

Recipe after the jump.

Continue reading

Standard