Tagged with Canary Islands

Baked Canary Islands Bananas

Baked Canary Islands Bananas

I bought way too many Spanish bananas last week and so I ended up spending the weekend making banana smoothies, banana pancakes, banana bread and otherwise eating this fantastic produce from the Canary Islands. I also decided to branch out from my usual (and delicious, I might add) list of things to do with bananas and … Continue reading

Yes, we have some bananas!

Yes, we have some bananas!

People in Spain make a big deal about buying bananas from the Canary Islands, and it’s easy to see why. These Spanish island bananas are so good that they have an Indication of Geographic Protection guarantee, Plátano de Canarias PGI, which helps consumers feel secure in the fact that they are buying a quality Spanish … Continue reading

Getting good mojo!

Getting good mojo!

Ah potatoes, who doesn’t love them? Baked, fried, mashed, boiled… these versatile tubers are beloved by (virtually) all in their many forms. And if you still haven’t tried the famous papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) prepared in Spain’s Canary Islands, then you have something to look forward to on your next visit. And if you’ve never … Continue reading

Potato PotAHHHHH!to

Potato PotAHHHHH!to

With annual international gastronomy conference Madrid Fusión going on this month in the Spanish capital it’s easy to get caught up in spherifications, gelifications, liquid nitrogen baths, deconstructions and the like. However, when it comes down to it, these and other avant garde culinary techniques would be nothing if it weren’t for the wonderful basic … Continue reading

A Holiday Weekend in La Palma

A Holiday Weekend in La Palma

Today marks the start of a long weekend in Spain, given that both Saturday and Monday are national holidays (Spanish Constitution Day and the Inmaculada Concepción Saint’s Day, respectively). And while it’s nice to enjoy the crisp winter air while starting on your holiday shopping, it’s also just as nice (if not nicer) to hightail … Continue reading

Flavors of the Canary Islands

Flavors of the Canary Islands

While September usually marks the onset of changing seasons, cooler weather and a general back-to-business attitude on the Spanish mainland, in other areas of Spain it is possible to close one’s eyes, enjoy fantastic weather year-round and pretend that summer never ended. Yes, I mean you, Canary Islands! Spain’s Canary Islands are located off the … Continue reading

Salt from the Canaries!

Salt from the Canaries!

Salt! I love Spanish salt… in all of its formats and particularly when scooped in flakes right out of the box or container and placed directly onto my tongue. I particularly love the wonderful flor de sal from the Spanish Canary Islands. This traditionally-produced sea salt from the Salinas de Fuencaliente – located at the … Continue reading

Avocado goodness

Avocado goodness

I could devour a whole Spanish avocado in one sitting, as often as three times a day. I absolutely love them, especially simply sliced on a piece of toast in the morning with a rub of garlic and a pinch of salt. Creamy, flavorful and delicious, avocados are good on their own, or turned into … Continue reading