Welcome back at
Spain Recipes' Newsletter!
This month has been quite a busy one... Again,
we've been working to gather new, relevant information on Spain, focusing
specially on articles on Spain...
When you check our new articles, please pay
special attention to the first one, regarding what has been called Get Quick
Rich Scams. You are likely to be receiving many offers like these, and if you
ever have the temptation to try it, please - and I mean it - please read this
article first... It will surely save you a lot of money and disappointment (once
again, I know it's a bit off-topic, but I believe I must tell you before they
We know that summertime is probably the best
season to enjoy the benefits of a REAL spanish experience, so we've
worked very hard to deliver you tons an tons of new ideas related to spanish
culture and gastronomy...
I'm not going to take any more time, just keep
on reading and enjoy your spanish experience!
New articles added
There are thousands of different things to do
in Spain, either in summertime or in any other season. We've selected a couple
of them and collected quite a lot of information for you to get the most of your
stay in Spain. Check them out and discover what's out and about in Spain!
Quick Scams Revealed: I know this one is a bit off-topic, but I regard
it as 'Public Service'... Don't let yourself be fooled by these
schemes... If you're thinking of getting an extra income, please read
article first! I must say it's a true story (it actually happened to
me!), so, once again, please do not miss it...
Recipes: Andalusia, the region of Seville, Cordova and Granada, has a
very special gastronomy. Maybe its most famous recipes are
but there are a lot more recipes to be discovered there... Check them out at
Mediterranean Diet: The Mediterranean diet constitutes a great example
of the evolution of nutritional habits in countries such as ours. Until not
long ago, the dietary traditions of the European countries on the
Mediterranean coast were not exactly prestigious.
Nature, history and sun
on the beaches of Huelva: Long, fully equipped beaches of fine, golden
sand, surrounded by pine trees and steeped in history. That is the coast of
Huelva, where you can enjoy the sun and sea as well as discovering one of
the most important wildlife reserves in all of Europe: the Dońana National
Islands: Europe's sunshine: Less
than a four-hour flight from the main European capitals, the crystalline
waters, the heavenly white sand beaches, and the year-round spring
temperatures of the “Fortunate Islands” await you. You can enjoy all this
and more any time of the year, where everything is especially designed for
your pleasure. Forget the cold and come to the Canaries: we will be waiting
with open arms.
A common sense
guide to olive oil: Everything you wanted to know on olive oil, and you
never dared to ask! Find it out
Olive oil -
reading the label: What can you learn by reading the label of an olive
oil bottle? Find it all
How healthy is
olive oil?: Extra virgin olive oil is a natural juice full of flavor and
aroma, with high vitamin A, D, K and E content. It has an anti-oxidant
effect on the human body cells - 80% of extra virgin olive oil works as a
protection against cholesterol, while it stimulates bone growth, and calcium
absorption... Did you know? There is more
The ugly truth
behind italian olive oil: It's a bit old article from the NY Times, but
it's still valid... Don't let yourself be fooled by these fancy bottles...
Discover one of Italy's best-kept secrets, by clicking
Spain – a country, which is well
known for its fantastic beaches, a lot of sunshine, Flamenco-music
But Spain is more than this. For
centuries has been one of the cultural centres of Europe, because of
its monumental cities, ancient memorials and futuristic architecture.
To know the true promise of Spain
you have to learn the language.
Linguaphone offers several products to learn Spanish in a
natural and effective way... Click
here to learn what Linguaphone has to offer!
As summer is already finishing (that means no
more diet!!), and kids are going back to school (that means you'll have to
motivate them somehow)... It's time to discover new dessert recipes! We've
worked specially in this section, and we these are our latest additions:
cielo: Created in the early years of the last century, when wineries
from Jerez de la frontera donated the leftover egg yolks of the
clarification (the egg whites are used to clarify the wine) to the nuns.
These, with divine success, mixed them with syrup and they treated to the
bath Maria, thus was born tocinillo de cielo... God blesses them!
Tarta de Santiago
(St. James' Cake): A traditional cake from northern Spain. The tarta is
dense and rich in flavor and is well-known in Santiago, Spain as a
delectable treat used to lure passers-by into restaurants or cafés.
Orange cake is a typical dessert recipe from Valencia, where the best
oranges are produced. Orange cake is very easy to prepare, and will become
an instant success when you offer it to your family or guests!
Majorcan favorite, ensaimadas are warm, yeast-based cakes fashioned into
round, coiled shapes. Although delicious, these cakes are time-consuming to
prepare, because the dough must be allowed to rise several times.
Work in progress...
At Spain Recipes, we don't stop working to
deliver you the best from Spanish culture & gastronomy. Currently, we're working
on a complete revamp of our
This month, we've added the following new sub-sections:
recipes are not specially spicy or hot, but some of them make extensive use
of spices like paprika or black pepper... There is no way an spanish recipe
will keep its original taste without using the right spices... So take no
risk! Pick your choice and make a success!
(pimentón): Spanish paprika is a natural condiment, intense red in
colour, with a strong flavour and aroma, which is obtained from grinding red
Saffron is a deeply rooted condiment, both economically and culturally, in
Castile-La Mancha. It should not be considered just another agricultural
product, rather part of the historic and cultural patrimony of the region
that must be protected and preserved. It has enjoyed a Protected
Denomination of Origin since 17 March 2001.
Oil: Olive oil is extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree
which, together with wheat and vines, makes up the triad of Mediterranean
plants. Olive oil is coming into its own in America. I liken it to what
happened forty years ago when wine became a regular part of our cuisine.
Chorizo and Sausages:
Every household in Spain has at least one or two of the hundreds of
varieties of delicious chorizo sausages. The origins of this spicy sausage
are quite old. There is documentation of the Roman praises of this product.
The ingredients used to make it are lean pork, pork fat, salt, pepper,
paprika, garlic. oregano and thyme. Of note in the production process is
that it is cured in a natural environment and it is smoked with oak wood for
25 days, which gives it a characteristic and rich flavour. It is presented
in a horseshoe shape ('sarta'), each unit tied to another with a single
string. It may be consumed naturally, fried or in stews.
The ingredients directory will keep
growing, with more spanish products... In september! However, believe this new approach will serve
you better, but we would like to hear your opinion on this, so comments are