Saturday, February 23, 2019


Kitchen in rental studio next to my house. 

I actually have two kitchens. One, in my own house, is where I cook for family and friends, test recipes, photograph food for this blog. The other, more of a kitchenette, is part of the studio/guest house adjacent to my home. 

We built the studio as a place for grandparents to stay when the kids were growing up. Now, they’re grown and I’m the grandmom, so we’ve fixed up the studio for vacation rentals.

The hillside studio (sleeps two) is tucked among the olive trees at the top of an arroyo with glimpses of the Mediterranean beyond. The charm of this property is its secluded location where you can feel completely private. It’s the perfect hideaway for two people who want a home base for exploring Andalusia or a tranquil retreat for lazy days in the sun. You can cook up a storm or just uncork the wine and slice the cheese.

Breakfast bar opens onto a small terrace.

Terrace is a private space for breakfast under the olive trees, or

or, wine and tapas in the evening.

If you’re looking for an activity vacation, you can also join me in my kitchen for cooking classes. Learn how to make authentic Spanish paella or create a whole tapas party. Get the low-down on cooking seafood.  Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting. I will tailor classes to suit you—a fun afternoon in the kitchen and a few hours at the table or a more intensive three-day course with visits to market and olive mill.

Learn to make an authentic Spanish paella.

Sample Spanish cheeses with accompanying wines.

Meatballs, salads, potato tortilla--you'll create all these dishes for a tapas party.

See my listing on the Spain-Holiday web site for more photos of the studio interior, terrace and private pool. You’ll find rental prices and availability calendar as well. 

Here are links to blogs (with lots more photos)  about cooking classes in My Kitchen in Spain:
Three-day cooking classes with Sarah and Rosemary.

Three-day cooking classes with Chad and Hannah. 

Paella with Norbert and Lisa.

Trish's paella cooking class.


  1. Oh My Goodness! How wonderful to see pictures of your studio! I remember so well, staying there with your mom, Shirley, many years ago! The goat herder coming up the arroyo, waving and calling out "ola"! Your olive trees, the peacefulness there, and, of course, your wonderful paella! Thanks for these lovely memories!

    1. Patty: The goats don't come round any more. Not since the day they ran wild through my garden and the goatherd left one of his flock behind!

  2. Janet - that space looks great! It's so perfect!

    1. Richard: Thanks! The studio is set up for vacation cooking. So, we use my kitchen for classes.