Bacalao con papas estilo panameño


Esta receta la publiqué en mi blog en abril del año pasado. Es una de mis recetas favoritas porque mi madre solía prepararlo para nosotros cuando éramos niños. Como más me gusta es con arroz blanco, entonces ya estamos hablando de palabras mayores. Espero que os guste este recordatorio de otra receta básica de la …

From Panama with love


In November, Panama celebrates a month of national festivities. Throughout this month, all around the country the flag and patriotic symbols are displayed. There are three days of great historical importance for Panama in November: The 3rd, 10th and 28th. The celebrations these days are due to the separation of Panama from Colombia, the "cry" …

Saint Isidore’s Wafers


Today is San Isidro Labrador, Patron Saint of Madrid (and of farmers). It's a big festivity and is characterized by colourful processions, festivals, attractions and various traditional performances. The celebration mainly takes place in the Meadow of San Isidro where people like to have picnics near the Saint's shrine. This painting by Francisco de Goya …

Coconut cheesecake with cocada and passion fruit glaze


In my last post I mentioned the Cocadas, which are a very popular dish in Panama, especially during Lent and the Holly Week. This year I’ve been trying to come up with something special from Panama for these days, something traditional but also innovative that captures some of our rich Panamanian tradition. Today’s recipe is …

Peanut butter cookies


Lately I've been baking a lot. Must be because of the cold... The other day I made these peanut butter cookies and they were gone-in-five-minutes delicious! This wasn't my first attempt though; the first time the cookies were good, but they spread too much and didn't keep their characteristic crisscross pattern on top. I think …