Fields of green… plate of pleasure.
Predominantly visible throughout the Aragon region of Spain are endless fields of dry farming. A quick search showed it to be either wheat or barley. I think I figured it out to be Winter wheat (or Triticum aestivum) planted in early winter for a summer harvest.
Spain needs better beer (on tap); maybe they need to grow more barley and hops. ;) But seriously, their beer is like a Bud or Coors except it’s way cheaper. Typically in a bar, a glass of Spanish beer goes for 1€ to 1.30€. That’s cheap, at least by American standards. We aren’t fans of light beers like this, but after climbing, it’s quite refreshing. And as a Spanish boulderer told us: have a beer after climbing, Spanish rules. Throw in some peanuts, and you’ve got a recovery snack fit for olympians, sorta: carbs, fats, protein (try to get 40% carbs, so drink lots of beer!)
Back at the ‘ranch,’ Jill prepared this dinner with limited resources (we hadn’t shopped yet):
The wine is certified local:
The cheese is really good. You can taste all their varieties divided between using pasteurized milk or whole milk. The building sits at the east edge of town just shortly after the road opens up to the valley beyond. We recommend it (whole milk that is):
Our dwindling supply of tofu: