Today I am very excited to share with you a special treat: David has filmed and edited a cinematic short featuring a cast comprised entirely of local characters here en España. It is a minimalist film focusing on simplicity and stillness. David had a fun time experimenting with this medium and thinks this could be the beginning of a new series. You are invited to view Tiny Movements below. We hope you enjoy it!
As I write this, our second batch of goat cheese is in progress in the kitchen. Our first batch of queso fresco was a great success and we have plans to experiment with making mozzarella in the coming days. The fresh milk costs €1 per liter and we receive it in 5-liter jugs. This is a much lower price than we ever sourced in Portland!
The American gastronomy tourists have left Los Gázquez after what seemed to be a successful and fun week. David and I really enjoyed their company. On the off chance that anyone is curious about the focus of the gastronomy tour I am including a link to an overview of their itinerary.
Almost as soon as the gastronomes departed a new group arrived. This time it is a group of fifteen postgraduate art students from Goldsmiths College in London. David prepared a paella dinner to greet the students yesterday evening and received many compliments for a job deliciously done. Indeed, Simon was slightly disgruntled that David’s paella skills surpassed his own. It is a pivotal moment when the student transcends his mentor.
We are enjoying a much-anticipated day of rest, complete with sun bathing, book reading and leisurely lunching. It is difficult to believe that in only a week or so we will be leaving the relative comfort of our temporary home at Los Gázquez to embark on the next phase of our journey: el Camino de Santiago! After much debate we have decided to begin the walk sooner rather than later, and will be heading northward to the border of France to commence our journey. There are many details that we have yet to sort out, but please stay tuned as logistics become more clear!
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