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Greeting from Barcelona! We’re half way through our trip already and having a great time… As expected πŸ™‚

Since it’s August, a lot of people are on vacation and the city is really empty. It’s also been insanely hot, so we’ve been spending a lot of time at our parents beach apartment, about 20 minutes outside Barcelona.

It’s so great being here, staying at the same place we spent all of our childhood summers! Having breakfast looking over the Mediterranean, going for walks on the beach… And going to Papi’s garden.

Growing up, our dad used to bring the most amazing fruits and veggies from his garden, especially during the summer. Super sweet tomatoes, giant watermelons, figs…

A few days ago we went over to see what kind of goodies we could pick. The kids had a blast and were super excited to eat what they picked for dinner. Wanna get your kids excited about eating fruits and veggies? Show them where they come from and get them involved!

We ended up bringing home lots of things, but the best, by far, were the tomatoes.

So sweet and juicy that we literally ate them off the vine, as if they were apples!!

One of our favorite things to make with fresh, juicy tomatoes, is “pan con tomate”. Such a simple dish, but incredibly delicious and satisfying. Here we eat it plain as an appetizer and also as part of “tapas” with all kinds of toppings.

Here’s how you can make your own, no measurements needed. The only secret, good tomatoes!!

Hope you enjoy it!!

Prep time: 5 minutes

  • Ciabbata, Baguette or Rustic Bread
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Salt

1. Grate tomatoes in a large bowl

2. Season with salt. Toast the bread lightly, until golden brown.

3. Drizzle bread with olive oil

4. Spread tomato over the bread

5. Enjoy plain…

6. …Or with your favorite topping. some of our favorites are tuna packed in olive oil, tortilla de patatas and Manchego cheese

7. ENJOY! From May I have that recipe