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...

Easter

My mum swears this isn't true but I've always felt Easter wasn't a big deal in our house. Yes we would have a big meal and countless chocolate eggs but I don't remember the excitement or anticipation of, say, Christmas. The Spanish however do Easter in a big way. Semana Santa (holy week) is jam-packed with festivities, processions and lots of food and drink! However, despite this being our first Easter in Spain we have opted to spend a quiet weekend at home with some good food, wine and sunshine. Yes sunshine! Read On...

March, To-Do List

The spring weather has brought new enthusiasm for the renovations and with the pressure of impending visitors, I am finally getting organized and focused (easier said than done). In order to do this I am focusing on one, yes, just one project and intend to see it through from start to finish! The list of potential projects took some whittling down but we decided, for the sake of guests that the shower room was the most important so March will see us try our hand at plumbing, and then when it goes horribly wrong trying to explain in Spanish that we need a plumber, urgently! Read On...

Bloggers Block

I can't believe how February flew by without a single post. I had 4 or 5 in the making but not one made it as I struggled with my first bout of bloggers block, so many ideas but not a coherent sentence in sight! On the plus side, it did make for some good down time on our two weeks in England. As words begin to fail me again, perhaps I should have entitled this 'Wordless Wednesday', I'll just share some of my favourite bits of England and hope that March not only brings sunshine but also a little more eloquence! See More...

Chorizo And Butterbeans

Since moving into our new home and demolishing half the kitchen, the output has been somewhat limited. Coupled with the onset of winter, our diets have been incredibly British! Toad in the hole, jacket potatoes, leek and potato soup, mince and mash and Sunday roasts! So to shake things up a little and remind ourselves of the food we love, and the food we moved here for; here is a chorizo dish that doesn't get much more Spanish! It's a bit of a cheat using tinned tomatoes and tinned butter beans, but it is winter so we'll make an exception! It also makes this a super quick dish, perfect for a warming winter lunch. Read On...

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