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Spanish Paella

8 Jan

As mentioned in an earlier post here that I lived in Spain for about 6 months and fell in love with the city, the people, but mostly the food! Why is food the center of attention? I lived with one of my best friends and a born and raised beautiful Spanish girl. Lucky for me I learned how to make Paella Spain’s main dish, a dish they are well-known for. One of the many reasons I enjoy making this dish a side from it being super yummy is I get to utilize saffron, this spice is very delicate and precious, it can cost you a pretty penny, but you can get it for a steal at Trader Joe’s one of my favorite stores. I love the detail intricacy that goes in picking saffron. To produce one kilogram of saffron, it
is necessary to pick 150,000 crocuses ( flowers ).

You can find the recipe here

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As always, Carolina Xoxo

Thursday Treat

3 Jan

Happy Thursday Jewels,

I love cake, especially moist spongy chocolate cake, which is why I had to try this recipe here.

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This recipe is completely from scratch and it calls for pouring the frosting on the cake while the frosting is still warm which melted and oozed on the cake.  I can’t think of anything more tempting.

Hope you give it a try,
Monica

Home Sweet Home

30 Nov

TGIF Jewels,

Source: chezlarsson.com via Donya on Pinterest

As of today my husband and I will be moving into our new home. After searching an entire year we finally found what we were looking for. We went from renting a 3000 square foot home four years of our marriage to renting a one bedroom apartment this last year. For one I am really glad that we rented a house before we purchased one because it gave us the opportunity to experience what we did not want from a house. The house we were in before was too big, and consumed a lot of our time maintaining it, and we decided we did not want to live our lives like that, and a one bedroom apartment was extremely small, however we managed.

We settled for a contemporary 1700 square foot house by the lake and these are a few things I am looking forward to sharing with you.

Source: bbcgoodfood.com via Sam on Pinterest

My passion for baking.

Getting the courage to dive into DIY projects.


And photos by the lake.

You can only wonder what I have ahead of me this weekend. Whatever you are doing this weekend I hope it includes doing less work then I will be doing.

Until next time,
Monica

Bringing the outside in

20 Feb

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Essentjewels loves to use natural resources to accent an outfit and we love doing the same in our homes!  These wood and wicker accents are so earthy chic.