The other evening my boyfriend cooked the most amazing dinner at home, cuttlefish! It felt just like we were back in Tenerife for a second eating cuttlefish at that lovely restaurant in Garachico…We bought it fresh and fried it in the pan with oliveoil for a few minutes and served it with potatoes and garlic/parsley/oil sauce, and had some bread on the side, (perfect to dip in the sauce)! It’s really nice to try new things at home and this was definitely my favourite so far 🙂
I had a sushi craving (not surprisingly) last week and went with my sister &Co to have dinner in Miss Sushi, the pink sushi place. Everything really is pink inside, big pink sofas and chairs, almost a little too much of pink but anyway the sushi is really amazing! We had a nice last evening together, as a week of visit always goes too fast.
Today it’s Sant Jordi here in Catalunya, a big celebration day where girls get roses and guys gets a book. My boyfriend went to buy baguette for breakfast and came back with a beautiful red rose, so sweet! I don’t know the exact story about this day but it’s a saint and a story about a dragon and a princess, and people celebrate it everywhere on the streets.
I thought these little sant jordi pastries was so cute, they are called “cronut” which is a mix of a donut and a croissant 🙂
Today we spent some hours at the beach in a beachbar having a soda and a pizza just taking some sun and relaxing with my sister. It was really crowded and the beach were full of people playing volleyball or just taking sun in bikini already. We ended the evening with some shopping as all stores were open due to this day 🙂
Yesterday we had a second tapas night and we went to Gracia which is a cute and hipp area in BCN. First we did a little tour as all shops close at 22 so I showed my favourite little “rasberryplaces” from when I used to live there but a lot has also changed so we discovered a lot of new things. We found a pinchos bar in Calle Verdi that was supercrowded but we were lucky and found 3 seats in the bar. The place was really simple with loud cuban music but with good tapas and nice service. I tried chicken skewers with guacamole and yoghurt sauce, hot shrimp with tahini sauce and grilled artichoke, patatas bravas with superspicy sauce and smoked salmon with peppers, it was all supergood. We sat there a few hours eating and had the idea to go for a icrecream as dessert but we just couldn’t eat anything else so we just walked back to the centre and had a walk to El Nacional, but it was soo crowded so we didn’t stay there. I was so sleepy so I took a taxi home and watched some TV 🙂
Yesterday evening my sister and her boyfriend came to visit us in lovely Barcelona so we decided to go out and have tapas at their favourite tapas place; Cerveceria Catalana. Our meeting point was Gaudis house-Casa Batllo (easy to find) and as it is Sant Jordi on Sunday they had decorated the building with lots of red roses, it was really beautiful and lots of people around taking pictures.
We used to eat in this tapas place a lot in the past, my family really loves the tapas they have, (I also have one of my favourite tapas in there: fried camembert on a stick covered in peanuts and marmelade), but even though it is a big place, the waiting time to get a table is always one hour (at least), so you can imagine how touristic the place really is. The lady told us it will take one hour to get a table, but in the end it almost took two hours! We were just waiting and waiting and even though I thought time went really fast it was relieving when they finally gave us a table as we were starving 🙂 We had fried chocos, patatas bravas, camembert, escalivada with goatcheese, montaditos with crab and some other salads. I think it’s a good place to try a little bit of everything without spending too much and the atmosphere is cozy. Also a plus is that they close 01.30 so as we started eating around 23 we didn’t had to eat in a hurry 🙂
It’s so nice to wake up a Sunday morning and opening up the terrace and it’s super sunny today! The sky is really clearblue and I can clearly see Tibidabo today 🙂 Friday and Saturday were really grey and it rained a lot, exactly the same as last weekend! The weather has been a bit crazy here lately but well it’s normal for March/April in Bcn. At least today it’s super sunny so we can enjoy this beautiful day before the workweek starts again, and I am happy I can hang out the laundry 🙂
Yesterday me and my boyfriend tried to book a spa because of the bad weather, but they never replied so maybe they were already fully booked, so we will try to book it for this week instead to go a day after work. But we went out for dinner in the centre, it’s a place that you pick “pinchos” in the bar and you pay later how many toothpicks you have. I’ve always wanted to try that place before, (they even have oysters) and my boyfriend had been there before so he got to choose the place. My favourite pincho was the one with salmon, onion and capers (which I took three times) 🙂 They also came with warm pinchos, and I tried fried goatcheese with marmelade, also one of my favourite combinations.
We ended the evening with a coffee and coconutball in a cozy coffeeshop called Caelum, it’s a bit hidden (so a bit hard to find even for me).
Converse shoes; after the winter it’s always nice to wear sneakers again and I love my blue and white converse shoes, they are comfortable and match with so many outfits. I especially love white converse, they are timeless sneakers and match with everything without looking too sporty.
Coconut oil; I use it for almost everything, in smoothies, as frying oil, as face- and hairmask, as makeup remover and for so many other things. It’s superhealthy and so convenient to have at home and also works for both baking and cooking.
Salads; Everyone knows how healthy it is to eat greeny leafes but not everyone likes salad a lot, (I used to be one of them). Now I eat more salad then ever due to that I started to mix different cheeses, dried fruits, nuts and dressings to mix a tasty salad that is not only healthy but that actually has a lot of calories that makes you feel full.
Squats; there is a 9 minute video I like from youtube and it’s so easy to do at home. I also downloaded a app with a 30 day squat challenge so I can easily follow how many squats to do per day. It’s almost summer so time to start the challenge tomorrow 😉
Take away coffee/tea mug; I love those take away mugs so you can prepare your coffee or tea at home and take it with you to work or to the beach maybe 🙂
Beachwalks; living so close to the beach and with this nice weather it’s time to start powerwalking again 🙂
Nuts; for the moment I am very addicted to pistachios, which is really good because they are superhealthy and contains a lot of iron and antioxidants!