Travel: Pinxtos in Hondarribia, Spain

We just got back from 5 days in Hondarribia (Fuenterrabia),  Spain.  Hondarribia is a small town outside of San Sebastian* in the northeast of Basque Country, on the border of France.  We were there for the wedding of one of my very best friends (congrats Jenna and Chris!).  While everyone was admiring the architecture and landscape, I was admiring the food, especially the pintxos ("peent-chos").  Pintxos are the Basque version of tapas - small plates, slightly larger than traditional tapas, served at most bars starting after siesta and continuing on through closing.  Some friends were couch surfing for the wedding, and their hosts (local Hondarribian 20-somethings), took us to their favorite pintxos place.  Details and pics after the jump...

Cook: Four-Cheese Ravioli with Mushrooms

For my second attempt at fresh pasta, I decided to make ravioli.  The key to good fresh ravioli is a light, thin dough.  This recipe uses a savory cheese filling with a simple mushroom sauce.  You can make this even if you don't have a pasta roller, but you'll have to work a lot harder.

Bake: Carrot Muffins

We're back!  We took the month of July off to move (yay dishwasher!  yay outdoor space!).  Now that it's August and we're (somewhat) unpacked, expect to see plenty of posts.

For the first recipe in the new apartment, I made these delicious carrot muffins with cream cheese frosting.  They're somewhere between muffins and cupcakes, but calling them muffins makes it ok to eat them for breakfast.  Enjoy!