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Tag Archives: summer

Think Ginja Only Pairs with Chocolate? How about Sardines?

 Editorial Note:  This is a guest post by Marisa Dias Antunes, a Portuguese native who was kind enough to share a very unique perspective on the traditional Portuguese drink, Ginja. An additional thanks to Sonia Nolasco for her translation.  If someone asked you: “do you want ginjinha with or without ‘them’,” what would be your first thought? Mind you, this question would seem less odd if you dived into the world of ginja, where one can savor this bright red viscous liquid “with” the two cherries it’s made, as dictates the Portuguese tradition, or without. When entering this very unique world, chances are that you’ll be encouraged to pair your ginja (ginginha) with chocolate. In Obidos, it’s even served in a decadent mini […]

Catavino is Taking a Summer’s Break Under a Palm Tree

It’s true, we have a lot of Palm trees in Barcelona, enough for a troop of monkeys to be well satiated with ample amounts of coconuts, that is if we had either monkeys or coconuts. What we do have, however, are gorgeous white sandy beaches, freshly grilled sardines, plump juicy olives and enough refreshing wine to keep us well hydrated until next summer. We also have a laundry list of festivities in Spain to keep anyone happily dancing their way through the streets – one of which I’ll be celebrating tonight! Why do I bring this up? Well simply put, I am lounging under a swaying palm tree as we speak, enjoying a glass of cava at our local cafe […]