Appetizers · Main Meals · Side Dishes

Saffron Asparagus Risotto

This golden Saffron Asparagus Risotto is delicate and aromatic, filled with al dente green asparagus, tender sweet peas and a touch of parmesan. I wouldn’t dare to call this dish “risotto alla milanese” since it contains some asparagus and peas but truth be told, it’s quite similar. Also, the original risotto alla milanese is usually… Continue reading Saffron Asparagus Risotto

Desserts · Spain

Pears in Red Wine

Traditional Spanish dessert “Peras al vino” or Pears in Red Wine is the best of two worlds; fruits and wine merging into a sweet, spiced and colorful dessert that couldn’t be easier to make. This dessert comes from the Spanish region of Rioja, which is well known for its deep red wines. I don’t know… Continue reading Pears in Red Wine

drinks

Sangria Española (sugar-free)

An authentic Sangria Española without sugar, with diced apple, peach and orange, plus a little fizz in the end to make it extra festive! The word Sangria comes from the word “sangre” which means blood, therefore a traditional sangria should be the color of blood. Nowadays there are tons of different variation of sangrias out… Continue reading Sangria Española (sugar-free)

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Pasta and Bread Meals

Boeuf bourguignon on Pasta

I like to make “mashup” (merged styles) dishes, the usual boeuf bourguignon is great with potatoes, but if you want to try something new, try this on pasta! I like potatoes… but husby… doesn’t so much… so he always ask me to make his boeuf bourguignon on pasta. I have to agree with him on… Continue reading Boeuf bourguignon on Pasta

Main Meals · Meat & Poultry · Tapas

Tender Braised Pork Cheek in Red Wine Sauce

Tender braised pork cheek in wine sauce is a strong and powerful flavoured dish although the meat is so tender and melt on your tongue. I’ve encountered this dish on a tapas night out in San Sebastian, Spain, hidden Tapas bar in a downtown plaza dark corner called “La cuchara de San Telmo“, a divine place!… Continue reading Tender Braised Pork Cheek in Red Wine Sauce