eat. write. smile.

– three things I love to do. Come with!

The Best Damn Brownies Ever

Yep, I’m claiming it. I’m a chocolate enthusiast, and one thing I can confidently say is that I know my way around a brownie. When I was a little girl, … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Artzai Eguna – Day of the Shepherd in Ordizia

“Look at all the sheep!” exclaimed my mother, iPhone camera at the ready and mouth spread wide with a smile. We were wandering through the narrow, hilly streets of Ordizia, … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Never Stop Learning…

It’s been an exciting week here in Pais Vasco: Elisha and I have started working in two new kitchens. To allow us to explore more of the gastronomic culture here, … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Video from Martin Berasategui

Last month, a team of photographers and videographers documented life at Martin Berasategui. The finished video features: servers polishing wine glasses in the dining room; Martin joking around with the … Continue reading

April 4, 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

Visit to Idiazabal Cheesemaker Aranburu

If there’s one thing I know for certain I could never live without, it’s cheese. I rarely go a day without it, so imagine my delight when the BasqueStage crew … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Real Talk with… Pablo Ponce

Tonight at the restaurant I had the chance to chat with my fellow Pasteleria cook Pablo. One of the hardest working guys I’ve known, Pablo has saved my butt more … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

@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

Calçotada in Altafulla

“So remember that what you will be eating this afternoon is the product of a two year process. It’s not just any spring onion- it’s calçot!” Joan Albert Blanch, a … Continue reading

March 20, 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
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