just in case you thought that we maybe walked too far around Barcelona, and like my husband wondered how I managed to turn a weekend away for our wedding anniversary into a walking holiday I should like to offer in my defence evidence of copious eating.
any preferences for what you'd like for breakfast? you could start with a boiled egg that you can cook for as long as you want in a little hot water bath, or some cake, bread, croissants, cereal, cookies, jam or honey.
perhaps you'd like some fruit, salami, chorizo, ham, cheese, yoghurt,
gluten free bread, madelines, or Madeira cake?
and to drink? tea, coffee, cappuccino, juice, hot chocolate, cava?
yes cava. for breakfast. well it seemed rude not to.
at dinner we applied the rule of "try something you've never had before"
smoked salmon, with horseradish and vodka.
salt cod and fava beans
spinach and chicken with roast squash and mango
need something to go with that glass of wine? dips in glass bowls, gluten free toast, and tomatoes and cucumber with lashings of flaky salt (we asked the waiter about the salt, he described it as being like the scales of a fish)
I happily assumed all the olives would be mine as the husband doesn't like them.
but he does now.
there were also the most incredible gluten free red velvet crepes with marscapone and melted chocolate.
I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
I certainly didn't pause to photograph them in case they were an illusion and disappeared before I could eat them.
so here's a photo of some vegetables instead.
there were artichokes everywhere.
I've never had artichoke. I may need to do something about that.
and finally for some sheer food related randomness,
knitted loaf cosies.
seen in an artisan bakery.
how have I coped without one?