Afternoon tapas

The other day after work we went out to have something to eat and tried again those little bruschettas with brie and salmon (so yummie), and the other day we made them at home. We just bought some kind of ciabatta bread and cut in pieces and put in the oven until they got crispy, added oliveoil after, a slice of brie and salmon on the top. So easy to do at home and a perfect snack for when we have guests next time πŸ™‚

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Tapas night

Friday evening we had a tapas dinner with friends I haven’t seen in two years so it was very nice to meet again and also to meet their little new family member πŸ™‚ We tried a nice place in passeig Sant Joan (don’t remember the name now) but it was a cozy terrace outside beside the trees and supergood tapas. We had some good wine, Amazing type of patatas bravas, squids, ham, different cheeses..it was all very yummie! The funny thing was that it has been so warm in Barcelona lately, like 36 degrees last week (so we have been living in a sauna) and on Friday was the first day it was actually “cold” and we could have a sweater πŸ™‚ It was honestly so nice with some fresh air, I also love the summer but it has been too hot lately to even sit and have dinner or a glass of wine outside πŸ™‚

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Sunday

On Sunday we drove early to Castelldefels and spent the whole day at the beach with the family and our friends came by. For me it was probably one of the warmest days so far so I was in the water a lot to cool down, even though the sea water now actually is quite warm πŸ™‚ We had a lovely day and had dinner at one of the beachbars, it was really good squids and patatas bravas and something I really like called baba ganoush which is like humus but with aubergine instead. I really enjoy being at the beach this year and I feel so lucky having all these beautiful places around us.

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Saturday dinner

Yesterday afternoon the family arrived and will be staying with us for a week so I am really happy they are here and that I have the weekend off to spend with them πŸ™‚ It’s always so nice to have visits and there are always so many things to do in Barcelona that you don’t know where to start. We walked down to the beach in the evening to have dinner at a beachbar and the kids could play in the sand and even swam as it was still so hot. The beachbar was pretty empty, I guess because there were two superbig festivals at this time but anyway it was a nice atmosphere and we could get a table for so many people πŸ™‚ I really love these beachbars, they have good music and the best view.

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Summer days

The summer is flying away and it’s soon going to be August! I feel like I didn’t blog in a long time so I will probably start posting a lot soon πŸ™‚ We had a nice summer day with some friends outside Barcelona lastΒ Saturday having dinner and then enjoying their pool a little. (It’s definitely on our future-house-to-be-dream-list to have a pool and a little garden :))

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We spent the Sunday afternoon at the beach in Barcelona which was nice but the weather was actually very strange, windy and cloudy, not at all the typical Barcelona weather and as soon as we started to walk home it started to rain, but it was lovely with some drops cuz it was so hot! Lately it’s very humid in BCN and those days it’s even too hot to stay at the beach so I didn’t mind some wind πŸ™‚

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Sunday evening we went to have dinner out and ended up in a nice hamburger restaurant by the harbour (and also had one of the most delicious patatas bravas I ever tried). It started to rain like crazy so we were happy we found this place just at the right time πŸ™‚

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Sea Food

I think it’s definitely my favourite restaurant in Tenerife that we went both Friday and Monday to have lunch at. It’s been there longer than I existed and you can really tell by the way they cook that the food is natural and fresh, like very homecooked food and desserts. We always order the same but it’s just the best grilled cuttlefish I’ve ever tried and not to talk about the potatoes that has a secret receipe that actually no one seems to know how they actually cook them? The desserts are also to die for, I tried chocolate mousse and quesillo (have no photo though) but if you google it you will find this canarian dessert receipe πŸ™‚

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Weight goals

So to follow up on my post from end of June about my goals to gain weight, I am really happy to write that I’ve now gained 1 kilo. I have now reached 48 something kilos and still on my way to reach 55 kilos. What I think I have done differently, is to eat more and not thinking too much what I am eating, (but that doesn’t mean I eat only candy and chips) but sometimes I treat myself with some nice desserts and always dark chocolate πŸ™‚ We had so delicious food in Tenerife with a lot of fresh fish, potatoes, avocado, fruits and bread but almost only home cooked fresh food which is the best and healthiest. And some tapas night with ham, foie gras, cheeses and wine to πŸ™‚

 

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