Category Archives: Commentary

Opinion or analysis concerning whatever’s on my mind.

Rhinovirus

A winter rhinovirus has bivouacked among the family like the Russian army this week. This blogger’s immune system has declared chest-cold war on it. Nights of bronchial bull-riding ensue, making for flat days. The only projects I can limp with … Continue reading

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Civil War Relic

A “nido de ametralladora” (machine gun nest) from the Civil War. It’s in an isolated coastal stretch near the old port of Salou. (c) 2018 JMN.

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Cheese

Many of the savory cheeses made on this farm are from goat’s milk. It’s on the coast near Al-Metlla de Mar. The goat milk soap was prominently hyped, but missing from inventory. (c) 2018 JMN.

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The “Mas”: Water

Of old, clothes were washed in this outdoor area. The water supply for the “mas” comes from this 60-meter-deep well. (c) 2018 JMN.

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“Soap Goat Milk”

This farm sells great goat cheeses and other homegrown products. (c) 2018 JMN.

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Produce

Mushroom gathering is a lively Catalan tradition. Eduard collects a batch most days and they are sauteed in oil and garlic for meals. He knows five species that are consumed, and those to avoid. Today he was excited to find … Continue reading

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Airport

(c) 2018 JMN.

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