This is a tribute to the men and women of Macetas Gonzalez. Let me start by asking, “How many of us have worked long days?” We all have probably? Many workers face long days during seasons such as a harvest. When the crop is ripe and the conditions are correct, days don’t quit until the … Continue reading When the work days don’t end in Spain
Straight up? This is a post about the importance of plate size. In the States, the average dinner plate size has increased by a third since 1960 – from 9 inches to 12 inches. Bigger plates encourage larger portions and the consumption of more calories. In 1961, the average US citizen consumed 2,880 calories per … Continue reading Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?
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It is April and here in Andalusia, the annual Beauty Pageant has started in Seville. For months now the beauties of Andalusia have been on a special diet and exercising daily. Days are counted down as each contestant’s hair is brushed and they are told they are the most beautiful creation in the world. I … Continue reading Seville Beauty Pageant – The April Fair Parade
Since we launched our GringoCool brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have encouraged our friends and family to hold test tastes in their neighborhoods. We are very proud of the quality of EVOO that we sell, and we will gladly put ours in a test taste with any –mano a mano! – bring … Continue reading GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!
This is a real problem. There is a large population of artisans in Spain that produce beautiful, top quality ceramics. There are no regulations in the Spain that require a product to carry a label on where it is made. For example, in the U.S., you can pick up a piece of tableware, turn it … Continue reading “Spanish Ceramics” made in China
12 factors that impact the quality of extra virgin olive oil
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?
This past weekend, I participated in a golf tournament at Arcos de la Frontera. Arcos de la Frontera is one of the fabled “white villages” of southern Spain. I have visited and poked around Arcos on several occasions with my family and friends that come to visit but I had no idea that there was … Continue reading Golfing Andalusia – Where up is down, and left bounces off ivy vines covering the old club house