Welcome back to Spain-recipes' newsletter.
Once again, this month has been a really busy one...
We've prepared some new recipes for
www.spain-recipes.com, as you'll see in the next paragraphs.
As summer is starting, we believe we should
offer our readers a selection of refreshing summer recipes: from tapas to
sangria, not forgetting paella and desserts, we've updated our cookbook in order
to offer you the best selection for this summer!
Also, in this issue we're presenting you an
interesting article on Mallorca's dream beaches... We're preparing a full
section on Spanish beaches, and this is only an appetizer! Keep watching us at
As we say in Spain: 'En la variedad está el
gusto'! (in the variety you can find your flavor)
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The islands that make up the Balearic
archipelago share a landscape, climate and culture so extraordinary they will
captivate you, win your heart as they did Luis Salvador of Austria, Chopin,
Errol Flynn, Winston Churchill, Rubén Darío and Joan Miró. Also, far from
homogeneous, each island has its own charm. To discover their individual
personalities and explore their every corner, inter-island ferries and charters
that make stopovers and specific trips are available to show you the variety and
richness of these amazing island landscapes, as seen from the water.
Strategically located in the eastern
Mediterranean Sea, the Balearic Islands have become an exceptional destination
for tourists worldwide. This is due to their location in privileged surroundings,
a mild climate year-round, and above all their first rate transportation
facilities, making it easy to travel between islands in comfortable recreational
From the snow-capped peaks of the Tramuntana
Mountains in Mallorca, to the wide variety of habitats in the Albufera des Grau
Nature Reserve in Maó, from the enchanting landscapes of Ses Salines on Ibiza to
the wide stretches of sandy terrain on Formentara, the Balearics’ geography is
so vast that to explore it fully, travel by boat is a must.
A large number of boat companies make trips between the islands’
main ports. Visitors can also travel the archipelago in private boats and drop
anchor in coves that are difficult to access from the road. The islands’ ports
have a variety of rental equipment and a wide range of services for those
interested in recreational navigation. A significant part of the Mediterranean’s
recreational navigation possibilities are concentrated in Mallorca, Menorca,
Ibiza and Formentera, with moorings distributed between more than 60 ports. Some
of these ports allow you to drop anchor inside, in crystalline waters and in the
heart of nature, and are just a few minutes from the city center. The facilities
are equipped with all the necessary services, and exist in harmony with the
environment. Navigators will find everything they need to enjoy the Balearic
Islands’ most exceptional spots.
For those interested in recreational
navigation or to reach the islands most beautiful places by sea, visitors can
choose from a variety of vessels: sailing ships, catamarans, motor yachts,
sailboats and motorboats. Charter vessel companies feature fully licensed crews,
permits and full guarantees for hiring. In this way, tourists have the
opportunity to plan their excursions, and navigate and pilot their vessels with
instruction and advice from professionals--an attractive way to peacefully enjoy
the delights of the coast with a personalized navigation plan. After letting the
crew know what course you have chosen and what expectations you have of the trip,
you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the experience of sailing through crystal
blue waters, between the Balearics’ secluded ports.
This is a different way to enjoy yourself at sea and experience the
islands from their coasts, with a large variety of trips, individual and group
activities for all ages.
The Balearic Islands are a true paradise
for lovers of sea tourism, with countless coves and spots to drop anchor and
explore. On board the boat you rent, each area of the islands is described,
those places that most catch the navigator’s eye, suggestions to make your
vacation unforgettable. In addition to these itineraries, trips of several days
can also be made that include stopovers in strategic locations to give
passengers a more intimate look at the islands. There are routes along the
outskirts of Mallorca to La Cabrera, and others that link up with Ibiza and
Day-trips from Mallorca are also organized, in which navigation is paired
with enjoying the most beautiful anchoring places in the Balearic Islands,
including: Espalmador, la Playa de Poniente or Cala Sahona, among others. These
are places in which to take in breathtaking views at sunset, of beaches with
crystal- clear waters and where you can savor the best of Mediterranean cuisine.
Find out more on our
As I've told you before, we've been preparing
some summer special recipes... Here they go:
Ajo Blanco: Ajo
Blanco, a white version of gazpacho, is believed to have originated with the
Moors. If a silkier texture is desired, try soaking the blanched almonds in
milk before processing. This will enhance the soup's delicate creaminess.
crisp summer salad provides the perfect accompaniment to a glass (or two) of
chilled Spanish sherry. For a tangier version, add a dash of lemon juice to
the mayonnaise before mixing it into the salad.
ajillo: Few tapas taste more Spanish than champiñones al ajillo (ajillo
mushrooms), dripping with olive oil, garlic and dry Spanish Sherry.
Paella Curry: This paella recipe
demonstrates how the dish may succesfully use nontraditional ingredients.
Here, the rice is made heavier with the generous use of sour cream and
mayonnaise, which in turn provide a creamy balance to the artichokes,
mushrooms, and stuffed olives. Chicken breast meat has been added for
sustenance, and the dish is infused with the exotic taste of curry. Altough
this recipe calls for the paella to be served chilled, you may serve it warm
if you prefer. The chilled paella, however, makes an excellent picnic lunch.
This is a classic dessert in Spain. Altough ice cream is not eaten at home,
summer dinners many times end up at an 'Heladería' (ice cream stand) where
Spaniards eat this one!
orange Sangria: This sparkling sangría uses white wine instead of red,
to better partner the vibrant peaches and oranges. A bit more potent than
its sweet taste suggests, this sangria should be savored slowly.
This zesty sangria is specially refreshing thanks to the orange, lemon, and
lime. Tangy and sweet, this drink tastes just like summer.
And don't forget to check out
our new cookbook:
Favourite Mediterranean Recipes!