Patatas bravas

From the resourceful Wikipedia: Patatas bravas (Spanish: [paˈtataz ˈβɾaβas]), also called patatas a la brava or papas bravas, is a dish native to Spain, often served as a tapa in bars. It typically consists of white potatoes that have been cut into irregular shapes of about 2 centimeters, then fried in oil and served warm with a sauce such as a spicy tomato sauce or aioli.



Illustrated August

During the first three weeks of August I was on holidays. This year, they were full of chances to take second breakfasts, ice cream with coffee and tapas with my sister in “el quinto pino”. I also made some crafts including dresses for the dolls with my friend M.A., binge watched the BBC series “Call the Midwife” and bought a beautiful skirt.


Illustrated July


At the beginning of the month, I applied for a new position and after some stress and hard work, I got it!🙂

We went to celebrate it to our favorite restaurant and tried a delicious tarte tatin.

This was also the month of having to buy new electronic appliances. The dish washer and the vacuum cleaner broke with a difference of two days in between. We also bought a new food processor because we couldn’t find the blades of the old one. They of course appeared immediately after we bought the new one😉

I finally watched the last Star Wars film. It took me some time to decide to watch it because I knew some things happened in the movie that I certainly didn’t want to happen… At the end I enjoyed it as it is very similar to the first Star Wars film, the only one I ever liked.

July 2016 was also the month of the Pokémon Go! I was surprised about the craziness around it and I still don’t get it… but this is probably due to the fact that I don’t really like games.

Holidays started; sort of as I was working in the mornings until August began. One of the first “holidays things” we did was to invite D & F to learn to cook “tortilla de patatas”. We had a wonderful evening with them!

And the very last day of the month, the new Harry Potter book was released. I of course bought it immediately to make sure I could read as soon as my real holidays started on August the 2nd.

Cowboy caviar

My sister asked me to try to write the recipes of the food I post in this blog. She also asked me to do it in Spanish but since this recipe is based on, I guess an american one, I will try to write a bilingual recipe. Basically, the Cowboy Caviar is a fresh and fulfilling bean salad ideal for the warm days of summer.


1 can of black or red beans / 1 lata de judías negras o rojas
Tomatoes / tomates
Paprika: red and yellow / pimientos rojos y amarillos
1 avocado / 1 aguacate
1 onion / 1 cebolla
1 can of corn (small) / 1 lata pequeña de maíz
Coriander / cilantro
Lime / lima
Olive oil / aceite de oliva
Salt / sal

Just chop all the ingredients and put them in a salad bowl. Add lime juice, salt and olive oil. Serve with nachos / Picar los ingredientes y poner en una ensaladera. Añadir el zumo de la lima, sal y aceite. Servir con nachos.