Tagged with summer fruit

Summer fruit salad with a twist!

Summer fruit salad with a twist!

This might be the simplest salad you eat this summer (or maybe not, I ate a Spanish tomato for a snack this afternoon, whole like an apple and just sprinkled with salt), but you definitely won’t forget it. Summer fruit like plums, apricots and watermelon work great, as do peaches, nectarines and paraguayas. Then, just combine … 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

Happy (almost) 4th!

Happy (almost) 4th!

It’s the 4th of July tomorrow, an American holiday that provides celebrants with the perfect excuse to load up the car with a picnic basket and blanket and head for (hopefully) cooler temperatures in the great outdoors. Mountains? A lake? The ocean? A swimming pool? A nearby park? Wherever you spend your July 4th, it’s … 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

The Lowdown on Spanish Loquats

The Lowdown on Spanish Loquats

Nísperos, or Spanish loquats are ripe for the picking, delighting fans of early summer fruits who are ready for a taste of the season. With an outward appearance that is similar to that of a large apricot mixed with a dash of persimmon or plum, and a sweet but slightly acidic flavor, nísperos are typically … Continue reading

Níspero Callosa d’en Sarriá PDO

Níspero Callosa d’en Sarriá PDO

Though Spanish nísperos, or loquats, are grown in Extremadura, as well as Granada, Málaga and Almería in Andalusia, perhaps the most well-known of these summer fruits are those cultivated in the area known as La Marina Baixa in the province of Alicante (Valencian Community). Here, these fruits are protected by the Protected Designation of Origin … Continue reading