We just got back from a fabulous trip to Spain – Madrid, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona. Lots of delicious food, interesting markets, beautiful buildings, museums, lots of good memories.
And lots of pictures ….
Scenes from the Mercado de San Miguel, and Pork Rinds and Crisps cooked in olive oil
Fruit, Vegetables and Legumes (in gorgeous baskets)
Scenes from La Boqueria
Herb, Tea and Spice stalls next to the Granada Cathedral
Tapas, Pinchos (or Pintxos) and Crema Catalana
Churros and chocolate caliente, yummy desserts and the ticket for the Museu de la Xocolata in Barcelona
Christmas treats – Mantecado (a type of shortbread biscuit made of lard, flour and sugar and only available between August and December) and Turron- nougat (introduced to Spain by the Moors and is made of honey, sugar and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts
Happy Pills … beautifully designed sweet shop …. one of our favourite places in Barcelona – we went back twice!!
And finally (should’ve been at the beginning) – breakfast …
1, 2 and 4, Breakfast at the Hotel Viento 10, Cordoba (the glorious orange is Persimmon, which was in season, topped with yoghurt). 3. Breakfast room at the Gar-Anat Hotel de Peregrinos in Granada. 5,6,7, and 8, great Spanish ham and cheese, bread and healthy muesli.
Mercado de San Miguel
Plaza de San Miguel, 28005, Madrid
Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona
for Tapas –
Restaurant Taller de Tapas
Argenteria, 51, 08003 Barcelona
+ 34 93 268 85 59
for Pinchos or Pintxos (Tapas from the Basque Country)
Argenteria, 62, 08003 Barcelona
+ 34 93 319 99 93
Museu de la Xocolata
Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona
+ 34 932 68 78 78
Hotel Viento 10
Gar-Anat Hotel de Peregrinos
Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1, 18009 Granada
+ 34 958 22 55 28
Carrer de l’Argenteria, 70, Barcelona
+ 34 932 956 842
Chocolate Caliente/Hot Chocolate