Color (5/7): New Year’s Day

New Year's Day

Sometimes time passes by so quickly – like today realizing that we are already a month and a half through 2016. I feel almost shell shocked at how fast time is passing. But then there are moments where time slows down and you can take it all in – the sights, the smells, the sounds.

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Wrinkly Potatoes

Wrinkly Potatoes

In preparation for a vacation on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, I read about the local food – wrinkly potatoes. They are small baked potatoes with a pepper sauce. Despite the name, I was very excited to try them. Fuertevenutra is a resort island and the town we stayed in was very touristy and oriented towards a German crowd. I found Schnitzel but no wrinkly potatoes. We rented a car and headed inland and found a wonderful little city, Betancuria, located in a lush valley. It was very picturesque, and this small restaurant fit right in. We ordered a plate of tapas, including wrinkly potatoes. This was the best food all trip. The wrinkly potatoes did not disappoint. Everything was excellent and local. If you have the opportunity, do order papas arrugadas.

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