The Dump Trump election wake

A screen set up to capture the rolling events USA election night 2016 © 2016 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

  Speaking of THE election, it may come as a surprise to some of you but I am actually technically a citizen of the United States of America. Though of Dutch parentage I happened to be born there. However, I … Continue reading

¡Vive el Maestrat and party!

a sunrise from my masia in el maestrat © 2016 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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Montse and her Bar at Sant Pau Monastery

Montse takes her coffee solo iced © 2016 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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A celebration of El Maestrat!

El Maestrat is home to many artists © 2016 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

It is now exactly a staggering 10 years since I first set foot in beautiful El Maestrat. In some ways it seems that I have been coming here all my life, and in others it seems that I have blinked … Continue reading

Fallas costumes and Paella

Boy's fallas costume, valencia 2 © 2015 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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How to peel a prickly cactus fruit and why you should

Paring a prickly cactus fruit in EL Maestrat © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

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Almond processing in El Maestrat

There is nothing as beautiful as almond and cherry blossoms in full bloom © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

Its that time of year again when the mountains become festooned with striking swathes of pink almond blossoms in various hues. The darker more vibrant pinks are of the marcona variety, the most prized of almonds locally, but also the … Continue reading

Paella en El Maestrat

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In the Valencian communidad, every woman worth her salt, and yes modern man too, measure their culinary skills by their ability in producing the perfect paella. I have been invited to many a home, and it always has been delicious … Continue reading

Eating out in El Maestrat

Eating out in El Maestrat © 2011 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

I was twelve years old before eating out for the first time and I remember it well. Our family went tothe local Italian restaurant up the road, San Carlos, and it seemed terribly posh with its pristine white tablecloths and … Continue reading