Hi all …its me Isabella!👩🍳
Sauntering along the meandering lanes of old town Madrid ,alongside several artisans workshops ,came across a quaint cottage – dining inn -called BOTIN
Only to discover that it is
OLDEST RESTAURANT in the WORLD!
Established in 1725 !
Specialising in traditional Spanish cuisine , the homestyle Iberian Steak cooked in an evergreen oakwood fired oven ,three centuries old ,
was wholesome , flavourful ,simply delicious !
Calorie rich too!
Very different was the
ONLY YOU boutique hotel in Madrid city centre.
Modern ,eclectic ,rated a 9.5 !
Breakfast here is served ‘anytime you want it ‘ from 7.30 am to 11.30 pm !
And the menu uses a vocabulary of ‘healthy ‘ options ,of course ,alien to you Twinny …
A for artichoke , asparagus,anchovies ,
B for Bavarian nuts ,Brussels sprouts
so on and so forth!
Isabella …you know very well I find ‘healthy’ options on a menu disgusting!
Twinny Twinny .. with even the most tentative distrusting bite of this Avocado / Arugula combo your fears will forever be dispelled!
Come on .. see my Presentation for today …a starter
‘AVOCADO on TOAST’
Avocados ,also called ‘alligator pears ‘
are a powerhouse of nutrition .. phytosterols to lower bad cholesterol, potassium ,antioxidants , everything good !
Here are the ‘indian’ and ‘foreign’ variety ..
Yes…the imported ones have the hard rind but the ‘more tender’ inside!
Just flavour the buttery flesh with a little lime and salt , maybe a bit of garlic
then Refrigerate !
Just a step away from a guacamole dip!
Tomato chutney is easy to prepare ..
Sauté cumin seeds in oil .
Dunk in onions and boiled deskinned tomatoes in the ratio of 1:7!
Salt ,red chilli powder!
Mash all up..
Sunflower / pumpkin seeds .. any Tom Dick Harry or Isabella can roast .. what’s to it ?
And Arugula .. just wash and use !
So did KUNAL like this simple preparation?
Have a look Twinny ….
Well Thank Goodness!
Now that you have fed your son in law Isabella … Lets partake of some ‘real food !’
Oh Twinny .. you will never learn …
Here coming up …just for you
One Tapas after another ..
Ham and blueberry yoghurt to begin with..
Next scrambled egg on a wellbuttered scone
Acaiberry soufflé as a sorbet !
Sautéed Mushroom with capsicums and bellpeppers
Hot hot Kebabs
Then cold chicken salad
Ofcourse a pitcher of sangria !
Armed and ready now for the FIFA World Cup final Twinny ??!
YES YES Isabella !
Hey you look a bit Sloshed to me , Twinny…
For that matter …So does the ball .!
Who is playing Isabella??
Croatia / France ??
Best of luck guys !
Go for it … We are all with you !
Twinny / Amruta / Isabella / all
This blog is dedicated to two people ..
KUNAL whose birthday it is today .. a photographer , foodie and football enthusiast.. Happy birthday son!🎉
And MALAN… a Romantic and busy radiologist….
Who suggested I have a Camp Nou experience whilst in Spain !
Thankyou dear friend !
As you did say .. the atmosphere in the ROMA VS BARCELONA match was electric!
My interest in football has grown by leaps and bounds ever since !🏀
And Messi did do magic with the ball!
Even if that was Then !