And the one below celebrates the Spanish built high velocity train between Mecca and Medina.
The photo below shows these cookies with a hole in them. They are called 'roscos', in the box on the right are cookies called 'polverones' which means, 'dusties'. They crumble to dust when you put one in your mouth. They make a mess (or I don't know how to eat them properly)
Inma (short for Inmaculada) has brought some cider bubbly (like champagne) and is pouring it in small plastic glasses, and Andy is taking a photo on his mobile. Cheers!
One of the fruits we see a lot of are quinces. There are many trees and most people will have more than they can handle and we get given loads of these ugly fruits.
In Spanish they call them 'membrillo' and they make this typical jellyjam with it that one eats with cheese. I decided to just make compote. So I cooked the unpeeled fruit (I do core them) in water with sugar and spices (star anise, cinnamon and vanilla pod, plus a couple of whole cloves). Sometimes I add half a lemon. It all depends what I have lying about.
This is what they look like cooked. The lovely orange colour comes out and I serve them usually with a dollop of greek yoghurt or quark. Ice cream goes well too with a bit of the syrup drizzled over it. They are really very delicious.
There we are, that's it from me today. Have a good week everyone,
and a very happy T-Day to all,