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Category Archives: Quick Pic

Pizza on the Grill

One of my favorite summer activities is cooking outside. The kitchen’s too hot to hang out anyway, the backyard smells of basil, and you’ve got no worries about spills. This … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Grow Lots of Lettuce

One of the morning chores at Aroa is to harvest lettuce. Depending on the orders from restaurants and gourmet markets, we will harvest boxes and boxes of lettuces, escarole, baby … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

On the Farm at Aroa

I have never sneezed so much in my life. While I’ve always been a bubble kid in terms of allergies, these past three weeks have been a doozy. My fellow … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tending Sheep, Making Cheese: One week at Martin Txiki

“It takes ten thousand hours of practice to master a skill,” Elisha reminded me. We were watching Tere, a veteran local cheese maker, cut the curds of sheepsmilk to make … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wrapping up at Solana

My, how time flies when you’re having fun! I’ve finished another short stage, this time in vinoteca Solana in Tolosa. An intimate wine bar with pintxos and a menu that … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nature in Pais Vasco

The food here is amazing, but so is the landscape. After one solid month of rain, the sun has come out and it feels like spring is finally here. Here … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The good news is…

… it’s not even April yet, and the sun is shining. The Basque Country is notorious for rainy summers, but I’ll take the sunshine when I can get it. We … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

@BasqueStage Heads Outdoors

As BasqueStages, Elisha and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We like to balance our long hours indoors with frequent trips to the Basque countryside. Our friend … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Selby’s Got a Sweet Tooth

Elisha and I enjoyed lunch today with the BasqueStage crew at the Fronton de Tolosa, a local restaurant renowned for its perfectly cooked alubias (reddish black beans) and morcilla (blood … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sunday Evening Run in San Sebastian

For a BasqueStage, Sunday is the new Friday. Restaurante Martin Berasategui only serves lunch on Sundays, so I took advantage of my evening off to go for a run in … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 1 Comment
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