Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gaby's quesadilla

Gaby's quesadilla
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
My daughter made herself lunch on the stove. Based on my recipe and one she found in a cookbook she browned the tortilla with cheese, salsa and shredded cooked chicken, flipped it (as I hovered over her... but she did it herself (better than I usually do) and browned the other side.
She also took the picture,
Looks pretty good

Sunday, July 19, 2009


D and the bar
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
The boy and I went to StrongHill restaurant specifically as I had seen the frog legs on the menu several moths ago (really a long time ago). We showed up on a saturday, and it looked well patronized. Unfortunately the frog legs where gone from the menu, but we still ate well.

We shared two appetizers, Rabbit egg rolls

rabbit egg rolls

and fried sweet breads

sweet breads

both were very good... the boy ordered the braised rabbit as his main course, it was served with an apple and celery root puree which the boy thought was clever, and tasty.

rabbit and brocolli

I went with the special... scallops on polenta, very good.

scallops and polenta

Overall we liked it very much, the food was great, and the service responsive.

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Churros con chocolate

churros con chocolate
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
We stopped for chocolate and churros at San Gines, a chocolate shop just off the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

taza de chocolate

The chocolate is very thick, just short of pudding


The churros are hot, and there is powdered sugar on the table to sprinkle.

Dante con chocolate

It's not a stretch to say that the kids didn't complain.

Gaby con chocolate


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sardina a la plancha

sardina a la plancha
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
Fresh sardines cooked "a la plancha" or on a griddle. We had lunch on the beach in Marbella. They where very flavorfull seasoned with garlic salt and pepper. Mi daughter wasn't as impressed.

Gaby likes it...

She had the roasted chicken
My Wife and Son had the same thing, Calamar a la Romana, (fried squid)

calamar frito

Good food in a beatiful setting.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Vacationing in Spain

Eating in Spain with family is an amazing experience


everything is good, from the fist bocadillo to the last

thinking of churros


Our first snack was on the road but the next was at my nephews birthday


again not any US bday...

pimiento padron

Family and friends present

pimiento padron

More food and posts from spain to follow.