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Traditional Andalusian Breakfast & bit of Valentine : Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge

Hello & Happy Monday Y’all! 

I’m super excited, because I’ve teamed up with three amazing ladies & together we are launching this pretty amazing & unique Blog Challenge! 

Each month we’ll post about a special topic and I’m really looking forward to this! It’ll be about anything and everything & super exciting and interesting because we all live in different parts of the world and have different and unique customs & traditions! 

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Make sure, to check out Keri’s, Mary’s and Pili’s posts as well, you can find their links below!     But first:                                                            Meet the Bloggers new

Keri: I’m a wife, mom, and blogger.  I love repurposing and refinishing whatever junk comes my way. I grew up in Illinois, but am currently living in Missouri with my beautiful family.

Mary: I am a mom of four who loves to recycle and repurpose. I use my creativity to spark life into old things. As a New Yorker who has been living in Greece for years now I also like to photograph my boondocks. .  

Pili: My name is Pili, and I am passionate about crafts and everything related to creating things with my own hands. I live in Mallorca where we enjoy raising our three wonderful kids and where we have warm weather most of the year, which is a must for me!

Katrin: I’m a former kindergarten teacher, now SAHM of two girls. DIY & Decorating is my passion, I was born in Germany, moved to Canada for a few years and currently live in the beautiful South of Spain (Andalucia).

So let’s start! Today is the first one of many from Int’l Bloggers Club! Can I get a CHEER?? YAY!!!


With this months topic being Breakfast, I chose to show you a very traditional Andalusian breakfast. I live in the South of Spain, in the Region of Andalucia. It’s amazing, beautiful and just so full of life! Each 28th of February we celebrate “Dia de Andalucia” , Andalusia Day, the day back in 1980, Andalusia became an autonomous community of Spain. 

In many cities and towns of Andalusia, people put up the green and white flag of Andalusia. Usually, the Friday before “Dia de Andalucia”, there are celebrations in schools with a traditional Andalusian Breakfast, “desayuno andaluz”.  And that’s what I’d love to show you today! Here, people don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. Me, being German and having lived in Canada, I do really like it and I have a little something up or make a little detail for Valentine’s Day! 


I made these really easy and quick Valentine’s inspired name tags for our Dia de Andalucia/ Valentine’s Day breakfast table! I thought I combine the two celebrations, why not???

I used:

~ 4 small, flat rocks

~ 4 small paper doilies

~ Valentine’s inspired washi tape

~ marker 

Traditional Andalusian Breakfast & a bit of Valentine


I cleaned the rocks and wrote our names on them. I then taped a one strip of washi tape across them. 

After, I printed little golden dots all over the middle of the doily and placed the rocks on top of them. 

Traditional Andalusian Breakfast & a bit of Valentine

I then started to set up the breakfast table for our typical Andalusian breakfast!


Here in Andalucia, it’s common to start the day with a typical toasted bread, called “mollete”, topped with a little bit of virgin extra olive oil, tomato puree and dry-cured Spanish ham, “jamon serrano”. It’s not only super healthy, but also very tasty! If you have the chance to visit, don’t miss this breakfast!!! 

The tomato puree can be done in the moment, all you need to do is cut a tomato and blend it in the food processor, add a little salt and that’s it. 

First toast the bread, then slowly drizzle the olive oil over it, after, spread the tomato on top and at last add the Jamon serrano! Enjoy with a “cafe con leche” or your favourite drink to start the day! 

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Traditional Andalusian Breakfast &a little bit of Valentine


Traditional Andalusian Breakfast & a little bit of Valentine


Traditional Andalusian Breakfast & a little bit of Valentine


Happy Dia de Andalucia & Happy Valentine’s Day ! Make sure to check out Keri’s, Mary’s and Pili’s Posts! 

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  • Julie
    30/01/2017 at 18:09

    Looks delicious, It’s so interesting to find out about breakfast all over the world. I’m wondering if you ever get to have traditional German breakfasts in your house these days? What would that entail?

    • Katrin
      30/01/2017 at 21:44

      Hi Julie! Oh I actually always have german breakfast and dinner which is very simple… grain buns or bread in all kinds of ways, with ham, cheese, tomatoe, pate…you name it..nothing fancy but that’s how I grew up and I still enjoy it!

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  • Genoveva mancilla
    21/02/2016 at 11:18

    Precioso y muy rico!

    • Katrin
      21/02/2016 at 21:38

      Muchas gracias Genoveva! 🙂

  • Amberjane
    01/02/2016 at 16:24

    What a sweet Idea and I never have had an Andalusian breakfast before but it looks great – thank you for sharing on Pin worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      02/02/2016 at 12:18

      Thank you Amberjane!!! I’m happy you like our little club idea!!!

  • Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty
    31/01/2016 at 23:49

    South of Spain!? Color me jealous! This looks delicious, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

    • Katrin
      01/02/2016 at 13:18

      hahaha…thanks Megan!!

  • Life Loving
    31/01/2016 at 17:22

    That looks so delicious. I love Serrano ham. It’s truly yummy and well worth the price tag. Your breakfast looks phenomenal. The bread looks so fresh.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Katrin
      01/02/2016 at 13:16

      Thank you! Serrano Ham is delicious, even though I’m not a meat fan, but like this I too love it! Have a great Monday Sally 🙂

  • Carlee
    30/01/2016 at 14:55

    What a fun series! Breakfast looks delicious and the table is set beautifully!

    • Katrin
      30/01/2016 at 17:13

      Thanks Carlee! Look out for more to come soon!!!

  • Lindsay
    30/01/2016 at 06:17

    Love this series and so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at #funtasticfriday !

    • Katrin
      30/01/2016 at 09:37

      Thanks Lindsay!!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    30/01/2016 at 05:07

    I love this whole idea! I already love all your blogs and to see you do something together, so cool! I am kinda nosy and I like to see how others do things in their lives, it really interests me, so this is going to be fun!!!

    Your breakfast area is so sunny and happy, it would be so cheerful to enjoy breakfast with you and the girls. And this looks right up my alley, love tomato chutney and cured ham, this would be a perfect breakfast!!!

    • Katrin
      30/01/2016 at 09:35

      Isn’t it so great!? I love this tribe and yes it’s absolutely fun to see what we are all up to in our different parts of the boondocks, how Mary puts it 😉 Have a great weekend Nikki 🙂 XO

  • Keri
    29/01/2016 at 16:27

    I love this series already! What a great way to learn about what people do in other places.

    • Katrin
      29/01/2016 at 16:36

      Thanks so much Keri! I’m happy you like to get to know our customs! It is interesting, hey? Can’t wait for the next one at the end of this month!!!

  • Laurie
    28/01/2016 at 05:33

    What a fun series you ladies put together and how wonderful to learn a little more about your part of the world! Thank you for sharing the recipe and this wonderful series with us at Brag About It! So happy that you came over to share with us!

    • Katrin
      28/01/2016 at 07:43

      Yes, it sure is so much fun! Thanks Laurie! I’m happy I found your party 🙂

  • ilka
    27/01/2016 at 14:22

    It’s so nice to get to know breakfast traditions from other places around the world. Nice post.

    • Katrin
      27/01/2016 at 14:59

      Thanks! You’ll be seeing more from us next month, I think it’s a great idea too! So multi culti 🙂

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  • Michelle Marttila
    25/01/2016 at 21:14

    How fun…love all the special touches of this breakfast!!! Noooooo, don’t paint your chairs! 🙂 Love them and that chalkboard is awesome!

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 23:36

      Thanks Michelle! The breakfast was fun to arrange! And my chairs, really? I’m so close to painting them in pastels….oh I don’t know now!

  • Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    25/01/2016 at 21:00

    Your German roots are evident here in your morning breakfast. While in Germany a couple of summers ago I remember how each morning was always started with bread, cheese, and ham and sometimes a hard boiled egg. For weeks upon our arrival back in Canada, I craved a German breakfast. The tomato puree and olive oil drizzle remind me of bruschetta. Such a fun blog hop and now I’m off to see how the others start their morning!

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 23:28

      Hi Marie! Yes, definitely! Bread is a must in Germany! I love it too, but I try not to eat too much of it… this andalusian breakfast is similar you’re right! That’s great that you were in Germany, I hope you had a great time! Thanks for checking out our blog hop! 🙂

  • Lynn
    25/01/2016 at 17:57

    One of my most vivid memories of our trip through Europe were all the different meats that each country featured. Not having been to Spain, I haven’t tried the jamon serrano, but know I would love it. And then Olive Oil, bread and tomato sauce…what’s not to love about it.
    I also fondly remember all felt that I saw throughout Europe and really love your placemats.

    Can’t wait to see what next month brings.


    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 19:38

      If you ever make your way to Spain, please come and visit us! I’m sure you’d love it here! There are delicious foods in Spain and while I am not a meat fan, I must say I love the Jamon Serrano! Yes, those place mats, I use them all the time, they are felt, they were dirt cheap 😉 don’t they look so lovely? Thanks Lynn!!! I’m always happy when you “come” by!

  • Pili
    25/01/2016 at 16:09

    Katrin, I love molletes. I used to make them but since I started blogging I just make 2 different types of bread. We love jamón too, we always have a leg around here and my husband is the specialist to slice it.
    Have you ever tried grating tomato instead of making puree of it? It really has a different flavor!! Then add some olive oil and a pinch of salt… so good!! That’s the original recipe of “pa amb tomàquet” (Catalan bread and tomato)
    Love all the details on your table and blackboard too!

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 16:24

      Hi Pili, no I’ve never tried grating tomato, but I will! I thought the puree was a bit too watery at first, but then it was ok, but grated tomato sounds awesome! Thanks 🙂

  • Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    25/01/2016 at 11:43

    Wow! Everything looks so homely and yummy! I will be surely trying it all! 🙂

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 13:52

      Thanks Sam!!! It’s yummy for sure, I’m a sweet breakfast fan, but this is worth a try!!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    25/01/2016 at 11:20

    Katrin, because I know what olive oil and bread tastes like and the puree, I was drooling over this breakfast. Now to add the yummy ham is what makes it special for me. I love all your cute decorations on the table, the rocks, the love on the blackboard and the cute placemats. I also really, really love the color of your chairs. They are a breath of sunshine in the room!

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 13:51

      Oh Thank you Mary! I love pops of colour and since I have almost everything very neutral, some colour is necessary! Although I’d like to paint the chairs in pastel tones I think… not sure! As for the breakfast, yes, it took me some time to get used to the thought of olive oil over bread but now I love it!!!

  • Pamela Smith
    25/01/2016 at 02:46

    Looks delicious! Great way to start out your day. I love those placemats too. Cute!

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 10:04

      Thanks Pamela! It is a nice and different kind of breakfast, I like it now, at the beginning I couldn’t really imagine having olive oil on toast, but it’s sooo good! The place mats are from a really nice Dollar Store kind of store here, they are made out of felt…

  • Keri
    25/01/2016 at 01:58

    Katrin, your Andalusian breakfast looks amazing!!! I’ll have to try the toast with olive oil! The Spanish ham and tomato puree looks so good!! If I ever visit I’ll have to try this special breakfast!! 🙂 The Valentine’s Day rocks are a sweet touch to your place setting! I love your chairs by the way! 🙂

    • Katrin
      25/01/2016 at 10:02

      Thanks Keri! You should try it, it’s really nice, although, I’m really kind of a sweet breakfast lover, but this once in a while is a nice change! I’m thinking of changing the chairs, I got kinda bored of the yellow and blue now. They do look fresh and give my kitchen a nice colour but I’m fancying pastel tones, so I’m thinking about it.. Thanks friend! 😉