Fallas costumes and Paella

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

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A Spanish wine harvest or “vendimia”

plump juicy spanish grapes © 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

Fayre, fairs and ferias

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I have been a bit absent recently namely because I returned to wet wet wet Blighty for a long family Christmas. The house was a holly mess Batman, and I have been rushing around for weeks dusting and scrubbing and … Continue reading

From the pig abattoir to the plate

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“This contains images that you might find disturbing” I have been learning about all the processes a pig goes through before landing on our plates. After a number of hiccups, including being thrown out of the abattoir twice, a detailed … Continue reading

Communion in Spain

Communion in aa spanish village © 2011 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

This is the account of the first communion I saw, but I have seen several since and add to the photos from time to time: One Sunday it was exceptionally hot, even by Spanish standards. At around 6, my son … Continue reading