mar rojo 19 sweet and sour pork loinThis is a recipe from my grandmother Piluchi, if you want to get it right, you’ll have to make it exactly as she did, which means, not caring much and taking it easy!

I remember her pork loin being delicious, bit I suspect this was more for her natural luck than for her effort, because she wasn’t the cooking kind of grandma and preparing the feast for others was not her style.

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdoShe was more into enjoying life with her guests, always perfect red lips, a cup of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other. If the gravy burned because she was telling us some story, or because she was laugh her head off with a joke, she did some magic and always managed to fix it.

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdoI have another recipe on the blog also from my grandmother Piluchi. It’s so foolproof and delicious that we have done it a million times, so many that I had forgotten it was hers. My aunt recently reminded me! I’m speaking of the Roast chicken with beer.

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdoIf you want to copy Piluchi’s full menu, then you have to grab a gin and tonic for dessert and enjoy life the best you can.

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdoYou can accompany this pork  with some roasted vegetables, fried potatoes or white rice. Also you could use mashed potatoes or celeriac. If you prefer a lighter side dish, you can find many salads in the blog, based on tomatoes, fennel, the Persian salad, escarole and pomegranate, or the niçoise.

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdo

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdo

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdo

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdo

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdo

mar rojo 19 pork sirloin lomo cerdo

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Raciones: 4-6
  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 1kg.
  • 3 large onions, peeled and cut into strips.
  • 1 glass of rum or brandy or cognac.
  • 3 tablespoons of jam. You can use any kind and try the different touches they’ll give your sauce. My grandmother used peach
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  1. Place the steak on a board, make some cuts into fat, not too deep.
  2. Rub the loin with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. In the saucepan put oil, about 2 tablespoons, and sear all the sides of the loin over medium high heat. Set apart.
  4. In the same pan we add a little more oil and sauté onions until they are soft and dark. It is important to be patient at this point and wait for it to do get really soft.
  5. When the onion is ready we get the loin back in, add the rum and let the alcohol to evaporate for a couple of minutes. We add the jam and cover the loin with water halfway.
  6. If we do the regular pot, it will take about 25-30 minutes over medium-low heat.
  7. If we do it pressure cooker the close and put over high heat. When the valve starts whistling lower the heat and count 10 minutes.
  8. Open the pot, take the loin out and let rest on the cutting board*.
  9. Meanwhile, we turn the heat up for about 5 minutes, to let the sauce to thicken well, taking care it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste. We can blend the sauce, but I like the onion chunks in it.
* This is important to do with almost every meat we cook. We shoud let rest turkey , roast chicken, pork loin, roast beef ...
If we carve or slice righr after taking out of the por or the oven, we will lose all the juices whick will spill over the cutting board, and as a result, we will get a much drier meat. It is best to wait a while, so the juices are absorbed and the meat is juicier.
- 44% proteins, 38%fat and 18% carbs.
Información nutricional
Tam. Ración: 150gr Calorias: 353 Grasas: 12g saturadas: 1g trans: 0 Carbohidratos: 14g Azucar: 8g Sodio: 75mg Fibra: 2g Proteinas: 33g Colesterol: 86mg



Don’t you also think this girls has the collest style?. Did you know her already ? She is Anna dello Russo assistant , and although it seems she could go unnoticed beside her, the truth is that I like her style much more than her boss’s.mar rojo 19 carlotta oddi collage vintage 2015Via Collage Vintage

mar rojo 19 carlotta oddi celine sartorialistThese super cool Céline sandals have inspired a copy which will soon be sold at Zara. Stay tuned, I’ll let you know as soon as I can get them!

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mar rojo 19 shrimp broth

I already told you how easy it is to prepare a fish broth. Well, this Shrimp Broth is even easier, and it has a color that will make you believe you are expert cooks.

I use it to make Fideuá, a spanish dish, very similar to Paella, but using pasta instead of rice. It is easier to prepare than paella, so it might be a good idea if it is your first take on this delicious spanish dish.

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mar rojo 19 spring tips title

I do not know you, but I’m starting to be a little tired of this winter. I’d love to set fire to my thick socks and flannel pajamas, and today I attempted to walk out the door on bare legs. I wasn’t really convinced I would be able to make it, and the truth is that I had to pull my leotards from the handbag after 10 minutes walk.

It really should’t complain since where we live we have a nice mediterranean weather, but every year around this time Iget these cravings for spring time, I can not help it.

So while we wait for spring to finally arrive, I have made this quite random selection of tips to get ready.


1. THINK 70s.

No major discovery here, it was evident on the runways and now on the coming new collections in stores. I’m so in love with Zara’s latest lookbook!

To start getting the groove of the coolest decade, the first thing we should find is a good pair of flared jeans.
I know it was hard getting used to skinny jeans, and now that we have managed to be comfortable with them, we’re back to flared! You can complain and refuse, but you and I know that in the end you will end up wearing what’s in, so the sooner we resign ourselves the better. Also, flared pants were always the coolest, and if you aren’t convinced yet, take a look at these two examples:


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You may have been doing this for a while already. If you haven’t, it’s time you start half tucking shirts, t-shirts and even sweaters. Look at the top two photos and check hoy all things tucked look better. If you need more evidences, here’s the tucking queen.

It isn’t rocket science, but you can check this tutorial if you want to learn the proper technique.


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Were you crazy about bandanas twenty years ago? I had several of them and loved them, so I’m so happy they are back!

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Check Andreea Diaconu’s half tuck!

mar rojo 19 spring tips bandana leandra

You resisted last year believing it was going to be a one season trend, but they are still here, they have the 70s groove ant they are still really cute, so maybe this spring is the time to get one.

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I’m pretty blown away with this trick that I have been doing a couple of months. It turns out that the fibers of the towels, tend to get our hair more frizzy. Start using an old t-shirt instead, you will notice a significant difference.

Here‘s the site where I found it:

Woman washing her hair

6. ALSO THINK 60s.
The 70 are back, but so are the 60s. We will shortly talk about a shaped skirts and nice little dresses, but for now, I leave you with a tutorial from the great Leandra Medine from Man Repeller. She shows us how to get a  nice 60s hair with the aid of just a bobby pin.

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I loved this tip and can’t wait to try and let you know the result. Click here to read in detail, but basically, what the girls at The Beauty Department’s tell us is how the facial water spray works great when were getting waves on our hair, to get a messy finish. They recommend the Evian spray because of the super fine mist it creates…we’ll see.


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Are you willing to try any of these? Have you got your bandanas back? And what about the flares, willing to give them a try, or sticking to you skinnies?

EXPRESS RECIPE: CELERIAC SOUP (2 ingredients, 20 minutes)

Mar Rojo 19-Celeriac soup -lettersThis cream has a delicate but very special flavor, so it’s good choice as a side dish to a meat or a roast. The creamy consistency is very much like mashed potatoes, you wouldn’t believe how low in calories it is! More good news, celeriac is also rich in calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C and fiber, so it’s all advantages!

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My friend Regina left this comment the other day, about how she was looking for a new coffee table for her living room. I thought it was a great idea for a post since I have been quite obsessed with some beautiful coffee tables I have seen all around the web these last months.

mar rojo 19 coffee tables mesas bajasollage1. From Maisons du Monde, here. 2. From Maisons du Monde, here. 3. From Kulunka Deco, here. 4. From Kulunka Deco, here. 5.  Avignon table from Maisons du Monde, here. 6. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here. 7. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here8. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu Alma, here 9. Stool from Mimub, here. 10. From Mimub, here. 11. From Mimub, here. 12. From Ikea, here. 13. From Decora tu alma, here. 14. Again Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here. 15. From Mimub, here. 16. From Doctor House, at Decora tu alma, here. 17. From Mimub, here. 18. From Kulunka Deco, here. 19. From Bloomingville, at Decora tu alma, here.

Lately I’ve been loving the idea of a couple of side tables, stools or poufs, instead of the classic medium to large sized coffee table in front of the sofa. It makes the living room seem so airy and nice!

I also love these small round tables!

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cockle -mackerel-rice-letters-8I’m starting with this post a section on the blog for express recipes, fast and with few ingredients. They are dedicated to those of you who, like me who want to make some spherifications for dinner, and when they head the pantry to get the  liquid nitrogen they find only four solitary cans, plus they realize that they just have ten minutes left to prepare dinner.

There goes the first one, super tasty rice, kind of a risotto style, if you are not very familiar with spanish rices, and although it simple and fast, it’s is my Mom’s recipe, and that’s a guarantee of deliciousness.
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