Carmel-by-the-Sea and Hearst Castle are two of my favorite places in California. Its cute little houses make you feel as if you were in a fairy tale. Carmel has inspired artists, sparked romances, and attracted celebrities for decades. Rated a top-10 destination in the U.S. year after year, Carmel is an amazing, European-style village nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach.
If you have followed me since the begining you probably know why this blog is called Memories of the Pacific. However, lately it looks more like Memories of Switzerland. So I was thinking that a California post was long due!
Happy Monday my dear readers! Here's a new recipe to start the week with a lot of energy. Today we are cooking a plum cake. It's basically a sponge cake with raisins and nuts.
Withouth further ado, here's the recipe. This is what you will need: 250 gr. of butter 4 eggs 2 teaspoons of baking powder 250 gr. of sugar 2 teaspoons of rum 1/2 lemon juice a pinch of salt 150 gr. of raisins 375 gr. of flour Directions:
Melt butter together with the raisins in a pan. Let cool down.
I like architecture and home decor. In other words, I like houses (a lot). When I see a beautiful home, I imagine what it looks like inside, how many rooms it has, who lives there and a whole story behind it.
When I travel I like to shop for special things. Things I can't find home or that are typical from the country I'm visiting. For instance high-quality souvenirs, craftsmanship or vintage objects. Well, anything pretty basically ;)
Unfortunately, this is becoming more and more difficult due to globalization. So shopping aboroad becomes like a treasure hunt. The picture above is from one of those finds, a cute little underground shop in Bern, Switzerland. A little gem beneath the ground. You can't make a better use of space!
You don't get the opportunity every day to meet your favorite writer. In many cases the author of your most cherished book has either passed away or lives in a land far far away. So when I heard that Ken Follett was coming to Madrid, I knew I had to be there.