Glazed Sweet Potato

This is a comforting classic for me, because it comes from my mom’s kitchen.  Again, another of her simple, delicious recipes.  After trying it, you will not want to have sweet potatoes in any other way.  The delight starts with the sweet smell coming from the oven while the sweet potato is roasting and caramelizing. […]

Italian Cheesecake with Raspberry Topping

The original recipe for this luscious, irresistible, baked cheesecake comes from my friend Alexandra.  The first time that she prepared it for us was like ten years ago, and we all loved it.  I still remember that we tried to make a copy of the recipe, but the printer had run out of ink!  No smartphones at that time for a quick snapshot. […]

Through Castilla y León: Valladolid-Salamanca-Avila-Segovia

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View from the Alcázar, Segovia

After the delightful wine tour through the Rivera del Duero–all detailed in my Sneak Peek Curious in the Rivera del Duero)–we continued with a fascinating road trip through the lands of Isabel I de Castilla y León, also known as Isabel la Católica (1451-1504).  Almost in her footprints, this is a route for foodies who also have a weakness for history. […]

Perfect Basic Rice

 

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I would have never thought that I would be writing on how to prepare plain rice.  But recently my son’s girlfriend encouraged me to do it, because she found it so good!  It is a simple, easy method that I have been using to cook rice since the appearance of the microwave in our kitchen, i.e. many years ago!  So many years that today I am not sure if I can prepare a moist and fluffy rice like this on a stove or in a rice cooker … […]

Curious in Santorini (Thira)

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When you see a jaw-dropping image depicting Greece, it is most probably a picture that was taken in Santorini (officially Thira).  This stunning island is one of the most impressive Greek landmarks, and rightly so.  One of those magical places where the splendor cannot be captured in photographs.  For me the views of the caldera from the charming cliff-perched towns are unique; they literally take your breath away. […]