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Spain

My Charity Work and the Only Pirate in the Village

I’ve seen it all now. My charity case, Tony Cartwright has only gone and joined the pirates. And I don’t mean Pittsburgh Pirates or any other sports team. It’s just that he doesn’t want to be called Diabetic Tony any longer… now it is Ed Teach aka Blackbeard.

For people who know me are aware […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Andalucia, Caribbean|0 Comments|

Hake Is Big In Spain

Hake is big in Spain, very big. And I mean popularity not size. I understand most of the hake caught off British shores goes here, why I don’t know as it is a beautiful fish to eat. Iberico ham is very big too so here is a great combination.

♫ ♪ ♫ “I wish I […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

How to Keep a Builder Happy

Vincent lives in my village, he is a retired builder and has done some work on my house over the past couple of years.

One day and completely out of the blue he told me that this place (my casa) needs a little pool. I replied crying with poverty, it is on my wish list. […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Mediterranean Bean Salad

A light lunch or simple supper.

Add a drained and rinsed jar or tin of beans of choice to a large bowl
Add finely chopped carrot, tomato, garlic, red chilli and red or spring onion
Add a squidge of sun dried tomato paste and a glug of extra virgin olive oil
Stir gently
Add feta or soft goat’s cheese
Add […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Andaluz Chicken cooked in Lancashire

This is actually based on Delia Smith’s Chicken Basque and it is not too far removed from the original, except it was created in Andalucía and cooked in Lancashire. I have been cooking this wonderful peasant recipe since I cannot remember when, it is adopted and adapted.

And it is was requested by my little sister […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Spain: Baked Fennel Pork with Lemony Potatoes & Onions

♫ ♪ ♫ “T’was an evening in October, I’ll confess I wasn’t sober,
I was carting home a load with manly pride,
When my feet began to stutter and I fell into the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Then I lay there in the gutter and my heart was all a-flutter,
Till […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

The Flexible Chef: A better version

Hola and welcome to my new blog. I am happily working away migrating my blog from Blogger to here. I hope it gives you a better experience and me more umphhhh. But please, please be patient.

And as things develop you can find food related items under Blog and my daydreaming and other stuff under Reflections…

Gracias […]

Chew on this

When visiting Spain or indeed France I feel that vegetarians generally have a tough life in restaurants and cafés as the fresh vegetable option is rather limited so unless you can survive on salads you are sometimes a bit stuck for choice. Now, I am not a veggie by any stretch of the imagination, I’ll eat most […]

What are the colours of the Mediterranean flag?

It should be red, green and silver reflecting this healthy and simple salad of silver anchovies, home made grilled red peppers, a little red onion, lambs lettuce, lovely radish and ripe tomatoes. Finished off with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a sprig of parsley and black pepper. All the produce is Spanish except the […]

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