Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Travel Tuesday: Cheesy Shot of the Canary Islands
Hello from Tenerife in the Canary Islands! I'm here for the next two weeks while my wife works at the local astronomy institute. I'll be doing some writing and exploring. The Canary Islands are volcanic, and Tenerife is basically one big extinct volcano. Should be some good hiking!
The islands are Spain's most distant possession, being off the coast of Western Sahara. It has a sort of Moroccan feel to it even though the architecture is Spanish Colonial or tastelessly modern. The local cuisine uses a lot of different sauces and they absolutely love garlic. This dish is baked cheese, a bit like the Greek saganaki except they don't bring it flaming to your table. The sauces are dill, coriander, and blueberry. They were all good, although the blueberry didn't work with the cheese because it masked the flavor too much. There are also several local wines that we'll be sampling. Look for more pictures soon!