I am a Spaniard living and cooking in the Green Island. I understand food as a big part of my culture and I would like to share it.

I have been a food addicted my whole life. Food was incredible at home, back in Madrid. Thanks for teaching me so much.

Cooking makes me focus and relax at the same time, a very basic sort of meditation.

The Acorn was the name of our stall at the Farmer Market’s in Ireland. We sold a good range of Spanish products and served tapas in a few festivals. It was a great experience for a year but our pockets were getting lighter and lighter.  We met great people, made good friends and learnt a lot. Definitely a very positive experience.

The idea behind the blog is to keep record of what we are eating at home and share it with friends.

All the recipes shown have been made here at home and the photos taken the day the dish was made.

The Acorn has moved to the kitchen.

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110 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thank you for following my blog! I loved your video clip” The pig and the butcher” the other day..it’s incredible!

  2. Loving your blog! Welcome….will be following along =) xx

  3. I love your blog! You have such beautiful photos and your food looks amazing! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, check it out at the link below and keep up the fantastic work!



  4. Hey there, I really like the diversity of your blog and interesting recipes to boot. I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. wendy

  5. I love your blog, it inspires me! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! http://tonetiki.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/

  6. I’ve nominated you and your lovely blog for the Inspiring Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://burlesquebaker.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/its-a-small-press-life-the-inspiring-blogger-award/

  7. Hi, since I enjoy your site and blog posts, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you’d like to read and repost the award, here’s the link: http://perisspiceladle.com/2012/05/16/the-power-of-three-liebster-award-versatile-blogger-award-and-one-lovely-blog-award/

    Look forward to reading more of your posts.

  8. Hello! Great blog you have here 🙂 thanks for popping by the grubby hen too, much appreciated 🙂

  9. Hola! Thanks for nominating me – I’m posting about it today. All the best xx

  10. Ian Johnson said:

    Gracias para siguiendo mi blog, y lo siento que mi español no es my bueno– he olvidado mucho desde mis años de escuela secundaria.

  11. Thanks for following my blog! Loving the look of yours and looking forward to following you! 🙂

  12. Thanks for the follow. Your blog looks fabulous.. i’ll be back to read more.

  13. Wow ! Your photos are amazing… so are your recipes. They are totally different than most I see. I can’t wait to see what inspiration you give me… Thanks for following my blog!

  14. Gracias por seguir mi blog….vivimos al inverso! Tu una madrilena en el extranjero, y yo la extranjera en Barcelona! Espero que disfrutes del mio, y seguro que disfrutare del tuyo!
    Saludos desde BCN!

  15. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I love to be introduced to foods from other cultures – can’t wait to learn more from your blog!

  16. Anda que cambio – ¡desde Madrid a Irlanda! Me encanta tú blog y las fotos son increibles. Un saludo…

  17. Accidentally Domesticated said:

    What a great blog. I’ll be following. Thanks for checking out my latest post. 🙂

  18. Thanks so much for checking us out! We have enjoyed perusing your blog and will definitely be checking it back out!

  19. Thank you for reading and now following my blog!

  20. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Thank you for all you do!
    Peach State

  21. I LOVE your blog. So authentic and creative. I like the mix of topics too. I think I love you…but I’m a happily married lady. Ha-ha. Have a great weekend!

  22. Love your blog. We lived 12 years in Spain. Mostly in Seville, but the last three years in Coslada of Madrid. I cook some Spanish food now that we’re back in California– and am always looking for good olives here. thanks for your posts.

  23. See my most recent post on atasteofmorning.com Because I enjoy your blog so much, I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award.

  24. Brian said:

    You have some daring moments. I am happy our blogs have crossed. I hope we can begin some kind of correspondence.

  25. Thanks for following our blog. We are looking forward to seeing all the delicious ideas on yours!

  26. Thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post

  27. Thank you for visiting and following my blog https://josmojo.wordpress.com coz this has given me the chance to discover yours.
    I love your blog….it has inspired me. I look forward to your wonderful foodie ideas.

  28. Thanks for following my blog! I look forward to seeing your recipes.

  29. love your blog and it’s really beautifully executed!

  30. Sweet Spell Baking Chick said:

    Thank you for following my blog! I look forward to reading yours as well =)

  31. thank you for the “Like” of my post!

  32. Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog! I love yours too 🙂 I was wondering if you accept guest posts!? If you could e-mail me back, that would be great! xoxo AJ

  33. Thank you for following my blog. I am glad you like what you see!

  34. I’ve been enjoying your site so much that I’m nominating you for the Illuminating Blogger Award for informative, illuminating blog content. I know you have received many awards but I hope you’ll at least check it out. If you’re interested in participating, you can check out the details at their site … http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ … Either way, thanks for finding me so that I in return could enjoy your blog.

  35. I enjoy your blog so much that I have nominated you for another award – an Illuminating Blogger award. Thank you for sharing your great recipes and video clips!

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  37. louwilko said:

    Thank you for liking my Tortilla recipe – the fact that you are a Spaniard and you liked it is a huge confidence boost for me! Lou x

  38. Thanks for liking my blog! You have a beautiful site and I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  39. Thanks for the likes! Looking forward to reading your blog.

  40. I have enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award as your recipes are always illuminating, informative and mouthwatering. Thanks for taking the time to share. 🙂 More information is available at http://remcooks.com/awardsacknowledgments/

  41. Thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post!

  42. Thank you for the follow and like on my blog! I love the look of your recipes and other interesting posts, looking forward to reading more.

  43. Just a quick note to thank you for stopping by my blog and for the like on my post on Break Out the Tequila Revisited! Please stop by again soon!

  44. Nice blog, that paella looks delicious. Thanks for reading and visiting my little blog 🙂 Best wishes!

  45. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your blog is interesting. Love your work.

  46. You have such interesting and delicious looking recipes! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award 🙂 http://whatwillicooktoday.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/versatile-blogger-award/

  47. You were nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. Enjoy!

  48. So happy that you found my blog…I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading more of yours! 🙂 Nice to meet you!

  49. Thanks for “liking” my post on “Peas! Beautiful Peas!” I am looking forward to checking out your recipes and photos. “What the World Eats” is a great re-post, and important for us to think about our relationship with food.

  50. Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you following my blog. I hope you enjoy the recipes.

  51. hi! I am so sorry to contact you like this! I’m reaching out to you this way b/c I can’t find your email address. You are currently subscribed to my food blog and I have recently gone through a re-design and moved to self hosting so I’ve been told that you will no longer receive my posts automatically in your Word Press reader anymore. If you’d like to continue reading, please go to: http://hipfoodiemom.com/ and subscribe via RSS or email. I hope to keep you as a reader! Thank you so much!

    Bon Appétit!

  52. I appreciate your continued interest in my blog and liking the homemade rolls or bread. It is truly a delicious recipe. I hope you try it out sometime and let me know what you think.

  53. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m thrilled to find you since my daughter recently returned from a magical trip to Spain and cannot stop talking about the warm, lovely people and tremendous food. I’ll be sure to check in on you. Aloha, Jill

  54. Thanks a lot for stopping by and your interest for my posts.
    I will check your post as well!

    Me alegra mucho que la ensalada de hinojos te haya interesado y me imagino que una version de esta ya la conocias (probablemente con aceitunas negras enteras).

    Hasta la proxima!

  55. Anne Bonney said:

    Thanks for stopping by Gunsmoke and Knitting. Love your blog and will keep an eye on you!

  56. Thanks for following my blog Kitchen Compass! I lived in Spain for two years, and loved Madrid and the Spanish cuisine–you should be very proud of your homecountry!Ireland must have been a big change, although I’m sure it’s a lovely country, too. I’ve never been there (despite my heritage), and I would love to visit someday.

  57. I can’t wait to try all your tapas, and I loved how you presented the Russian Salad. I love Spanish food, maybe because of the influence your original country has on mine. It makes me miss the Philippines a lot as there are Spanish restos there everywhere. By the way, gracias for liking my post on the watercress salad and for the follow. Cheers.

  58. Hi, I enjoy reading your blog very much and have passed along the ’7*7 Link’ Award to you. http://cookingwithmamamiyuki.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/77-link-award/

  59. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sigar Talk! I’ve only been to Spain once, but I love love love Spanish food and tapas. I’d like to cook it more often so I look forward to seeing your recipes for inspiration!

  60. Make that Sigar = SUGAR. Typing too fast this morning! 🙂

  61. I love your blog. It is mouthwatering! Vivia en Espana hace demasiado anos (25, 26), en Granada. Your blog makes me hacer de falta la comida, y el pais! (sorry–can’t figure out accentos on my computer!) Someday when my daughter is a bit older I’ll take her back to see my old home there. Thanks for liking my recipes–yours are phenomenal.

  62. Sweet Spell Baking Chick said:

    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out the link to your blog here: http://sweetspellbaking.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Best wishes,
    Joh at Sweet Spell Bakeshop =)

  63. Hello, love your blog! I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger and One Lovely Blogger Award, http://likethistrythat.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/we-interrupt-our-regularly-scheduled-program/

  64. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    You can find the rules and how it works in: http://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/awards-and-events/

  65. Thrilled to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 award. Details within my post: http://feedthepiglet.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/blog-of-the-year-2012-04-and-happy-hogmanay/
    Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo! (not sure if that’s how it should be said!!)

  66. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a peak at my Baked Zucchini Fries! I hope you find this recipe easy to recreate for yourself too. Your Nutella Marble Cake looks divine as well! Definitely need to try that recipe out.


  67. Thanks for visiting…it has allowed me to discover your lovely site!

  68. Thanks for checking out my photo blog! I also love to cook and can’t wait to try some of your recipes! The basil cake is a GREAT idea!

  69. Thanks so much for stopping by my lifestyle blog Bmore Energy, http://bmoreenergy.wordpress.com, and liking “Sweet Tooth Sugar Cookies.” I’m going to have to take a stroll around your kitchen! 🙂

  70. Hi. I’ve nominated you for The 7 x 7 Link Award. Details within my post: http://feedthepiglet.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/three-awards/

  71. Just found your blog. It’s absolutely beautiful… creative and inspiring! Keep up the good work!

  72. Thank you for checking out my blog and liking a post. I like your blog too. I look forward to continued reading.

  73. Thanks for liking my post, “Tarragon Chicken”.

  74. Hey,
    Congratulations, I have nominated you for the ‘Lovely blog Award’
    Claim it here-> http://gypsyfoods.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/happy-birthday-celebrating-with-awards/

    Keep up the blogging,
    Good Luck

  75. I’m very happy to have found your blog 🙂 you have such interesting recipes that I can’t wait to try!

  76. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Your blog looks great and your foods amazing! Can’t wait to see more!

  77. I love your passion for food 🙂 Happy I found your blog, I’ve always found Spanish cuisine irresistible 🙂

  78. Hi, you don’t know me but I have followed your blog for a while now. I nominated you for the WordPress Family Award because I find your blog inspiring. http://thesimpleabode.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/feeling-more-confident-about-all-of-this-3/

  79. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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