Chocolate Squash Cake

Today is our first rainy day since May and as it's such a novelty I'm quite enjoying it! It's the perfect excuse to bake, and we have cooked up a storm! Crumpets, chutneys and this autumnal butternut squash cake with chocolate frosting. The perfect distraction from the rain and the leaky roof! Read On...

October

I can't believe October has come about already and summer is over! We spent the most part of September in England and by the time we returned autumn had definitely arrived. The curious thing about living abroad is that we find ourselves taking holidays in England and I have to say I wouldn't want to holiday anywhere else. (Perhaps with the exception of a desert island somewhere!) It's a chance to indulge in the little things we miss, the things we took for granted and the things we swapped for our dream life in an olive grove! Read On...

Courgette And Sultana Cake

With limited time and space this year, our vegetable growing has been reduced to tomatoes, chillies and courgettes. Dotted around the terrace in pots they have done ok, no record breakers but it's always satisfying to pick the fruits of your labour! Courgettes I grow for cakes. The perfect addition to relive a little guilt and to keep the sponge moist. Add sultanas and switch butter for olive oil and a slice is basically one of your 5 a day! Read On...

Summer In Andalucia

Well, obviously it's hot and it's blissful! No need to check the weather: every day is a blue sky, every day exceeds 30°c and every day I love it! It's not just wonderful outside, but inside, finally, it's the perfect temperature - if only we could keep it like this all year round! There are a million other little things that I love about the summer here; ice cold beer, ice-cream, beach days, water melon, alfresco dining, citronella candles, crickets chirping and late night at the local bar. It doesn't get much better! Read On...

Spring In Andalusia

Spring in this, our little corner of the world has exceeded my wildest expectations. The natural beauty has floored me. The plentiful rains have left lush green grass, shrubs, wild flowers and trees, such green that I did not expect in the south of Spain. The excitement of finding a new wild flower or spotting an exotic bird or, for some, a new and strange insect, has been almost childlike! Hoopoes are now considered commonplace! We have also, finally, said goodbye (for now) to the wind and rain and wake up to endless blue skies each morning: a big part of the dream to move here! Read On...

Wild Flowers

Well Spring has officially sprung here in Andalucia! The combination of sunshine and our fair share of April showers have ensured that the valley and surrounds are looking stunning! Wandering around admiring the greenery and abundance of wild flowers I realised my wild flower knowledge is poor, if not non-existent! Read On...

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