Coconut Nut Bars

On one of those lectin-free diets? These bars are delicious and super easy. They are nutty, have a little coconut deliciousness to them, and I love throwing in whole chocolate chips. Try throwing in some dried fruit, if you can have it: figs, cherries, and cranberries...

Strucla z Migdalowa (Polish Almond Roll)

Apparently, almonds are plentiful in Eastern Europe and variations of this recipe can be found all over. This recipe is delicious and easy to make. It was perfect for a holiday dessert, as well as post-holiday breakfast. Strucla z Migdalowa...

Pan de Horno

This recipe and the diligent instructions were passed down by a Spanish baker.

Pan con Tomate

You can’t go anywhere in Spain without seeing pan con tomate on the menu. People eat this simple tapa for breakfast, lunch, and as an appetizer for dinner. Though, you will always see it served as a tapa.Pan con Tomate - - ciabatta or other...

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas is a native Spanish tapa. The traditional recipe boils the potatoes and then deep fries them. Roasting the potatoes is both healthier and easier.

Eat, Drink, and See – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico was an unknown dream come true. I love tile. I love Spanish mission furniture. I love turquoise. I love Spanish tin art. I love religious iconography. This little town had it all.

Hi, I'm Leah MacVie

Welcome to 41Peacock! I am delighted that you are joining me in the exploration of my ancestry, heritage, cooking, and traveling. Buon Appetito!