Posts Tagged 'Pesto'

Pesto, Pea, and Pasta Salad

Right now, at this very moment, I should be working on my thesis.  But there are only so many articles you can read about how poor our medical care is for those who need interpreters or the legislation on multilingual signage.  Also, it’s still hot.  So I’m going to turn on my fan and take a break from academia.

I’ve been traveling around quite a bit, and have had two consecutive family visits to tour around Sevilla, so I haven’t really been in my apartment to cook anything.  One of my favorite waiters and my favorite bars asked if I was working, or if the people with me were “mine”.  Tomorrow I go off to Rome, where I have three or four “best” gelato places to try.  Four days after I get back, I’ll be moving back to the Pacific Northwest (the economic crisis has completely erased any possibility of me getting a job here, and oh god it’s hot).  I do have several more Spanish recipes up my sleeve that I’ll be parceling out over the next year, but for those few of you who follow my blog: there will be a change in tone.  For one, I’ll have access to a full kitchen for a short time, until I finish up my Master’s and strike out on my own.  Again.  I’m going to do my best to keep on with this blog because I love it, but please have mercy if there are gaps (like just before I posted this).

Non-food commentary over.

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Food Nostalgia Challenge: Bagels

When you ask an American student what they most miss about home, after their family, the most common response is often…the bagel.  My plan L (for lottery winning) in life is to open up a bakery here in Seville called Desa y Unos that specializes in American pastries – pie of the day, quality cookies, and of course – bagels.  Caroline and I still wax nostalgic over our bagel dates in college – a fresh bagel, toasted crispy and shmeared with flavored cream cheese accompanied by an almond latte.  So, so, so good.  Here in Spain, they are not to be found.  Like anything denied, it starts to grow in importance, taking on a rosy glow in your memory.  I had had it.  I had made gluten free bagels before, why not make glutentastic ones?

I called up my friend Erin and told her my plan and she started chipping in with her own sighs. The desire of her heart? A sandwich: the Tribeca Turkey from Manhattan Bagels.  The plan coalesced: we were going to make this sandwich and failure was not an option.

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Hey, I'm Desa. I've been bouncing between the Pacific Northwest and Sevilla, Spain in the last few years and from tiny apartment to tiny apartment. I cook mainly for one, which means some potentially boring meals, but here I'll be sharing the food that excites me. Feel free to offer suggestions, commiseration, or desires. And thanks for coming by!

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