Friday, August 13, 2010

Life on a Spanish Holiday...

Welcome to Casa Lottie in Garrucha, Spain...
where the front porch has been full of laughter,

fun and friendship, 

and of course, plenty of good food! 

For the past 10 days, I spent time swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, sunning on the beach or by the pool, eating amazing meals created with an abundance of fresh seafood, and taking plenty of siestas all in the company of good friends. With a 2 night stop over in Madrid on our way home to Prague, not only did we get in loads of shopping but we continued to eat our way through our Spanish holiday. 
This blog entry is focused on the food we shared...
enjoy and cheers!

La comida de Casa Lottie
Almejas pequenas con mantequllia de ajo 
(Small clams with garlic butter)

Vegetarian dinner on the roof top terrace at Casa Lottie!

Calabaza caramelizada con cebollas dulces y berenjena con champinons y cebollas y ensalada verde.
(Butternut squash with caramelized sweet onions.)
(Aubergine/Eggplant with onions and mushrooms.) 
(And Mixed Green Salad) created by Nikki & Anne

Dinner on the seafront in Garrucha!
Navajas y Calamares con limon
(Razor Clams and Calamari with lemon)

 Ensalada verde con esparragos al vapor y judias verdes y mezcla de mariscos en mantequilla ajo y berenjena con queso de cabra
(Green salad with steamed asparagus and green beans.) 
(Mixed seafood in garlic butter.) By Nikki (Eggplant with goat cheese.) By Anne

Ensalada verde con langostinos grandes y albahaca y queso ravioli.
(Mixed, green salad with large prawns.) (Basil and cheese ravioli.)
Created by Nikki & Anne 
(Thanks to Lynne for cleaning the prawns!)

On our last morning in Garrucha, we used up the contents of our fridge to create a spectacular breakfast! Muy Bien!
Pan frances, tocino, melon fresco y te con leche!
(French toast, bacon, fresh melon, and tea with milk!) 

Welcome to Madrid... 
Plaza de Oriente

Tapas en Madrid es bien!
Calamari, chorizo, fried cheese, tortilla de patata, olives, bread...

 and a sweet, refreshing pitcher of Sangria! 

At Casa Lucas tapas bar our second night in Madrid.

Fried calamari mixed with garlic oil and squid-ink mousse. 

Sweet vegetables and baby prawns wrapped in thick, black pasta with a cream sauce. 

Me gusta comida de Espana!
(I like Spanish food.)

Nos gusta la Casa Lucas bar de tapas y el vino dulce!
(We like the tapas bar Casa Lucas and the sweet wine.)

Me gusta mis amigas! 
(I like my friends.)

Me gusta Madrid! 
(I like Madrid...)

Hasta Luego ... see you later!

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