|The view from our first apartment|
I’ve also had to learn what to buy in a grocery store when I will only be somewhere for one week. Care to know my typical list? Here goes: bacon, milk, butter, iberico ham, iberico cheese, rice, dried beans, small olive oil, oatmeal, Spanish tortilla, olives. Things like bread, meat, fish, and fruits and vegetables can be bought as needed from various smaller stores, though I do buy them initially at the larger grocery stores. The lovely thing about Spain (and perhaps much of Europe) is all the specialized stores. Meat stores, fish stores, charcuterie stores, bread stores, fruit and vegetable stores, coffee shops, and other various eating and bar establishments. I love that the small businesses here have not perished due to mega corporations.
|One of our meals: Rice, beans, vegetables, Spanish tortilla, and fish soup|
|Pan con tomate. Bread with tomato.|
|Cortado. Espresso with warm milk.|