European Travel

Cordoba Mezquita Cathedral

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The highlight of Cordoba is the Mosque-Cathedral Monument. It is a unique experience. When the Spanish conquered the city, they converted the mosque into a church. In 1523 a cathedral was built into the mosque. 20,000 person could worship in the mosque. the Moorish city itself was more populated and luxurious in Paris. The video […]

Tarifa/Tangier/Gibraltar

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Leaving Ronda we stop at the Pileta Paleolithic Cave Paintings at Benaojan. These painting were original 40,000 year old drawings. (No photography allowed inside.) We then made our way to Tarifa, a southern Spanish port city. It is about 1 hour west of Gibraltar. We used it as a base for Gibraltar and Tangier. These […]

Ronda, Spain 2019

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

The day started off well in Nerja. We woke, having packed the night before, and walked to the bus stop. We had an hour and enjoyed a coffee and croissant in the same park we ate our first lunch. The bus ride along the coast was picturesque. Arriving in Malaga we made a seem less […]

Pan Seared Duck Breast

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

European grocery stores have a much wider range of meats than American stores.  This wonderful duck breast was prepackaged and obviously not a luxury item.   I bought this beauty at the Monoprix.    

Beaufort Cheese

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

The Savory region of France is world renowned for its “savory” cheese.  The mountainous  landscape provided few opportunities for cereal production but was ideal for dairy farming. In Chamonix I bought a Beaufort (€ 17.75) at a local grocery store and used it to make a white wine cheese sauce.  It served as a side […]