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The BakerWoman


The blog about this Bibik who loves to makan, masak & indulge! FOOD IS LOVE, THANKS & NUTRITIOUS!

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    Sunday, April 10, 2011

    From La Sagrada Familia to Princesa 23 Restaurant, Barcelona

    It is a must for every visitor to visit La Sagrada Familia if they are visiting Barcelona!  The first achitect for the church was Francesc de Paula del Villar & he started the construction in 1882.  Gaudi was given the job in 1883 & he continued to work on the project till his tragic death in 1926.  Different architects have worked on it since then.  The admission charge paid by two & a half million visitors each year is what pays for the building construction.  It is thought that it will be completed in the 1st third of this century.

     The church consists of 4,500 sq metres where 8,000 people can worship.  The construction is well past the half way stage & is ready to raise the 4 towers dedicated to the evangelists, the tower dedicated to the Virgin Mary & the highest, erected at the centre of the crossing, which will recall the figure of Jesus, and the 4 bell towers on the Glory facade.
    Today the construction of the church of La Sagrada Familia - a Barcelona landmark & an artistic & spiritual symbol of Catalonia - is going on thanks to the support of the faithful, friends & visitors from every corner of the globe....
     Left - Sangria (a refreshing drink made from a sweet soda, red wine, sugar, cinnamon, lemon &/orother liquors or fruits.....Right - Rose wine

    Set Tapas - Princesa Leia, Parma Ham with Cantaloupe Melon, Right - Fried Diced Potatoes with Spicy sour cream
    Bon Appetit .......The Bakerwoman & Shermaine....
    Smoked Salmon Salad (left) & crusty Bruschetta (with fresh garlic, tomatoes, herbs)

     Left - Mixed Chargrill Salad, Right - Wasabi Prawns 
    Hmmm, I love Parma Ham.... It was melt-in-the-mouth heaven.

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 2:47 PM 0 comments

    Saturday, April 09, 2011

    D'en Rossend elFornet, Aribau

    We had breakfast in elFornet, before heading to Casa Mila (commonly known as La Pedrera is the largest civil building designed by Antoni Gaudi. The apartment block was constructed between 1906 and 1910. It was Gaudi's last work before devoting himself to the construction of the Sagrada Familia.)

    A visit to Casa Mila,

    Croque Monsieur (hot cheese & ham grilled sandwich)

    Ham Sandwich
    My usual morning boost of caffeine....
    Chocolate in Puff pastry
    A nice cozy cafe........

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 12:21 AM 0 comments

    Friday, April 08, 2011

    Bitte! Wurst, Barcelona

    Whilst passing Las Arenas de Barcelona, we found Bitte! Wurst by chance....

    Friendly Mexican service staff with a smile!
    Croquetes Casolanes

    Pincho Moruno

    Plat Bitte (veal sausage & salad)

    Capuccino Vienes.....

    Las Arenas de Barcelona - was a bullfighting ring and still hosts bullfights sometimes. However it hosts a Bullfighting Museum today displaying all objects related to bullfighting.

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 11:42 PM 0 comments

    Habitual Cafe, Barcelona

    We enjoyed eating breakfast in this cafe......everything tasted marvellous.......from Bruchetta to Zuchinni omelette!

    The crispy baguette filled with Catalan Pork Sausages!!!
    Fluffy & buttery croissant!

    Bruschetta - rubbed with fresh tomato, garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil... 
    Zucchini & Artichoke Omelette

    This is the place for breakkie in Barcelona............good coffee & a hearty breakfast to start your day!!!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 11:03 PM 0 comments

    Cafe de l'Opera....Barcelona

    If you are in Barcelona, don't forget to try the churros......simply divine with Chocolate Espanola (thick hot chocolate dips).....

    When I see churros, it reminded me of our local "yu char kway".....deep fried fritter.

    Hot chocolate Espanola

     We added a packet of sugar to the piping hot churros.....hmm, Golden brown and crispy on the outside

    Am definitely enjoying my churros, my dessert for the evening in La Rambla!

    What a treat!!!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:41 PM 0 comments


    Hola Hola!

    The Bakerwoman is back!  As promised, food for thought from Barcelona........

    Barcelona is a city known for its amazing nightlife!  There is a huge variety in bars, pubs and clubs....

    Fridays & Saturdays are dominated by a cosmopolitan mix of tourists and locals.  Featured here are pictures taken in La Rambla - the wide boulevard stretching from Placa de Catalunya to Port Vell.  There were many street entertainers/buskers wowing the crowds - from Predator, Sandman, clowns, flamenco dancers etc...

    My big glass of Sangria (wine punch of typical Spain & Portugal)

    Slurp.....simply refreshing!

    Tapas of assortment:  squid, artichoke, potatoes & mushrooms

    Seafood Paella

    Mixed Paella

    Here are some interesting buskers alongst La Rambla.........

    The Predator & The Bakerwoman!

    Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and is located in eastern Spain.  It is a Mediterranean & cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters & the most beautiful examples of 20th century modernism & avant-garde!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:24 PM 0 comments

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