Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?

Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?
As you can imagine, in our house we always have extra virgin olive oil. From being a luxury item in my parent’s household when I was a kid, it’s THE oil we use for cooking in our home now. Every time Steve goes to the oil mill where GringoCool EVOO is bottled, he buys a … Continue reading Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?

Remembering our loved ones

Remembering our loved ones
Wonder, Read, Taste, Be Cool Wonder Halloween, All Saints Day, and the Day of the Dead are all end of October or beginning of November celebrations in the Western Hemisphere. While the Anglo Halloween tradition is marked more by the spirits of terrifying or magical creatures, monsters, and bloody bodies, the Spanish tradition is more into remembering the loved ones … Continue reading Remembering our loved ones

Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla

Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla
On a short afternoon run through the olive orchard behind the house, I ran by a crew picking olives.  After the run, I went back with my camera.    I found Lucas who is the supervisor of the crew and asked if I could take some pictures.  He said sure, no problem. Lucas runs a … Continue reading Olive Harvest Crew Near Sevilla

Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola
There are several tapas that are the bread and butter of Spain.  The Spanish Tortilla is one of them.  Really, who can argue with potatoes, eggs and onions?  The Tortilla Espanola is a fabulous appetizer.  Rebecca Brand was kind enough to feature our Tierra Collection of terracotta pottery in a recent recipe video she made.  Please … Continue reading Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.

Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.
There is a raging battle going on in Andalusia, Spain. The olive mills are fighting for awards at international fairs and everybody is going for SPECTACULAR!  The Olive Oil Times, a very good source for industry information, lists many articles about competitions and awards, and which bottles were selected at the most recent contest. But with … Continue reading Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Like Wine?

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Like Wine?
Is extra virgin olive oil like wine?  Side by side in a blind taste test, would one olive oil rise to the top?  If so, what would be the characteristics of that olive oil? After living in Southern Spain for seven years where extra virgin olive oil is a part of every meal, I decided… Continue reading Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Like Wine?

How to Survive in the Jungle of Spanish Wines

How to Survive in the Jungle of Spanish Wines
Baby Bacchus is alive and well in Spain. While you won’t find many Spaniards worshiping the Roman God of Wine, you will definitely find wine at most meals.  Wine is an important element of the Spanish gastronomical experience.  But, there are so many wines in Spain it can be a challenge to find a nice… Continue reading How to Survive in the Jungle of Spanish Wines