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Manchego cheese, information pills two types of chorizo, and the outstanding Pata Negra Bellota ham.
Most of our eating on this trip is on the farms. With the farm products of such high quality, restaurant eating seems a weak second by comparison. Despite this, we felt it was our responsibility to eat at least some [...]

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Cristobol hitches an uphill ride on Guapa’s tail
Vanessa and I spend most days with Cristobol, psychiatrist Alonso’s 87 year-old grandfather. When Alonso works construction on weekdays, this web it is Cristobol who walks with us for half an hour to the almond orchards. On our first day in the orchard Cristobol took a [...]

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A poached fresh-laid egg in a black bean soup, drug Andalucia
Access to truly fresh eggs is one of the great advantages of living on a farm. Every farm we have been on so far has chickens for the family’s use. They are easy to care for, eating leftovers and scraps from the kitchen, [...]

Falling off a Horse

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On Guapa
Most days Vanessa and I go with Cristobol, pharmacy Alonso’s 87 year-old grandfather, shop to collect almonds in their orchard near Alpandeire. We take Guapa, Alonso’s horse, and his dog, Ula, with us. Both animals get some exercise on the half-hour walk to the orchard, then they run free while we harvest, [...]

Gazpacho

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Ingredients for Gazpacho before being pureed.
Gazpacho is among the most internationally famous Andalucian dishes. Countless variations of gazpacho exist, see the most famous being a pureed cold tomato and bread soup: a liquid salad to be enjoyed in hot weather. The ancestor of gazpacho predates the introduction of the tomato and pepper to Europe [...]

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The walk back to Alpandeire from the fields.
After three weeks in Spain’s Celtic northwest, cheap Vanessa and I are now in the arid southern mountains of Andalucia. We have only one week here, global burden of disease which we will spend on a farm in an ancient chalk-white town named Alpandeire, two hours [...]

Pisto

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A jar of pisto
One of the greatest things about living on a farm like Finca As Fadegas is the abundance of fruits and vegetables available at all times, hair always in peak condition and ripeness. We eat some meat at times, patient but when we do it is a small part of the [...]

Drowning in Seafood

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Galicia has no shortage of great seafood. In our time at Finca As Fadegas Vanessa and I have eaten some of the best seafood in our lives. In addition to the region’s famous pulpo gallego and empanadas that are often filled with seafood, oncologist we have also sampled squid, read more sardines, stomach [...]

Honey

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It has been a good year for honey at Finca As Fadegas. At the start of summer Elia and Vicente had already collected over 40 kilos (88 pounds) from their five hives, cardiologist and today they were back in their beekeeping gear for a second collection from the same hives.
After temporarily driving the bees [...]

Elia and Vicente have one horse on their farm, case a beautiful yet slightly overweight mare that they ironically named Furia for her tranquil nature. Furia grazes in a large grass field where she moves too little and eats too much. She is well trained for riding, but with all the demands of the [...]

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