Tagged with cherries

Spanish fruit goes to the races!

Spanish fruit goes to the races!

Wimbledon kicks off today in the Great Britain, while Spanish strawberry producers rejoice! The strawberry is the official fruit of these prestigious tennis championships, which are scheduled to take place from today, June 27th through July 10th, 2016. During this period, some 30,000 kilos of strawberries (66,000 pounds) will be consumed by hungry fans, accompanied … Continue reading

The Fruits of Summer!

The Fruits of Summer!

I gave my young daughter her first taste of paraguayo this morning and the look on her face said it all. Juicy, sweet and with an irresistible perfume, this delectable peach variety is grown almost exclusively in Spain (mostly in Murcia), with the majority of the crop exported to satisfy an ever-growing demand. With the … Continue reading

Summer fruit crumble!

Summer fruit crumble!

I tend to get over-excited when summer fruit season arrives, filling my shopping basket to the brim with what are invariably more peaches, apricots, cherries, nectarines, plums and the like, than I could ever hope to consume before they go bad. Anyway, after the first half-dozen or so pieces of these deliciously aromatic fruits have … Continue reading

Cherries, picotas, Ascot and fried cheese…

Cherries, picotas, Ascot and fried cheese…

If you live in Spain and have yet to taste this season’s cherries, then I suggest you get yourself to the market right away. From year to year I somehow forget how wonderful Spanish cerezas (cherries) and the recently arrived picotas (a local cherry variety that is dark, juicy and incredibly sweet), really are. Of … Continue reading

Summer Fruit Joy

Summer Fruit Joy

At the risk of being repetitive, I though I’d take a moment today to celebrate the fact that summer fruit season is finally upon us! I love this time of year, particularly for the delicious bounty of Spanish stone fruits (or drupes) like cherries, nectarines, peaches, paraguayos, apricots, plums and more. Not only are these … Continue reading

Let’s Ride!

Let’s Ride!

As immersed in World Cup fever as we are, it sometimes feels like there is nothing else going on in the world. But of course, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The Royal Ascot races kicked off yesterday in England, and they will last through Saturday, June 21st. This world famous horse racing event … Continue reading

A World of Cherry Blossoms!

A World of Cherry Blossoms!

The peak of the cherry blossom season is currently underway in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, with visitors flocking to the areas that are known for their cherry trees to observe the wondrous beauty of this event. Here in Spain, the Valley of Jerte in Extremadura is also covered with a layer … Continue reading

Delicious Spanish Summer Fruit

Delicious Spanish Summer Fruit

Last week I shared a couple of recipes for delicious and Refreshing Summer Sweets made with wonderful Spanish fruit. Therefore, I thought it would be only fitting to share a little more in general about Spain’s wide variety of summer fruit – much of which are exported around the world. There’s a type of cherries … Continue reading

Sweet Cherry Lips…

Sweet Cherry Lips…

Well…..Wake up chef and realize the moment you´re in! Far away from sweet red cherry lips and stacked in a kitchen when the sun is burning outside. When people is getting a nice tan I´m standing there with my pale Scandinavian skin and doing the thing that I love the most. To create, to cook … Continue reading