Sunday, August 5, 2007

Tiger Nuts.






8/04/2007

After Siesta, the people slowly started crawling out of their homes and warming the street, shop doors opened and activity was once again resumed. I roamed the old part of the city through the small cobweb roads and found an impressive church open to the public. I can see that Spain was once a very powerful, prideful figure in the world. I could dress myself very well here in Spain – I’ve been just so impressed by the clothes – especially the ones that are too expensive for me. I took a crema filled pastry and tried some Spanish Orxata – Which is different from the Mexican version…Its made with milk and the juice of a “tiger nut” which gives it a beautiful cinnamon/nutty taste – I’ve heard that tiger nuts make good fish bait.

I was invited to go out for a drink with a couple people, and by the end of the evening we had a group of about 7 sitting around a table outside at 11:00p, I met a Japanese guy living in Spain who has also lived in Israel on a kibbutz and now works at a hostel in Valencia. It was so interesting to see a Japanese person speak Spanish, he even spoke some Hebrew. When you travel, the first thing you talk about when meeting a stranger is “where are you going…where have you been…How long have you been here?” So eventually you become aware of everyone’s Itinerary and everyone’s “story.”

Most Europeans speak at least 3 languages, and I think its so beautiful how worldly and open they are.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Bring me the nuts of a tiger!! I have no idea what it is, but I want one.

Yug said...

What is a Tiger Nut?
Tiger Nuts (Chufa Nuts) were one of the first domesticated crops and Tiger Nuts have even been found stored in the tombs of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. The Tiger Nut is a member of the sedge family it is actually a herb and has a sweet nutty taste slightly reminiscent of almonds growing in the ground much like peanuts. The Tiger Nut has many names; Yellow nut grass, earth almond, rush nut, and the Florida almond. in Spain, where it gets the name chufa the tiger nut is used to make a delicious drink.
Tiger Nuts are high in protein, calcium, iron, thiamine, and phosphorus. Perfect as a treat and a fantastic Carp Bait for fishing so I am told. Our Tiger Nuts are 100% organic.

Micah said...

awww... barvaz ;-)

Nigel said...

OH-OH...
Now that she's been into those Tiger Nuts, you don't hear from her again...
And we thought Barcelona was a bad influence?

KL said...

aloha from goodby. it's 10am and i'm already awake *cries* the area you're in looks marbleous! any good desserts?