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50 days to give his son a better life

Phil Morrison, now turned 67, has supported the Acompalia Charity via the 5×50 challenge for years, raising money for good causes and doing what he can to help. Now Phil needs your support to help his son Paul who has been cruelly cut down by that most debilitating illness Multiple Sclerosis.

Paul, in his forties, […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Sunflower Seed Pesto

This goes very well with pasta.

120g Sunflower seeds
Bunch fresh basil, roughly torn
Bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
100g Parmesan, chopped
100ml extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon, juiced
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed

Place all of the ingredients in a blender, pulse whilst drizzling with the olive oil until you have […]

By |January 25th, 2018|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Easy Buffalo Wings

Football and wings, a perfect combination. And beer.

1kg chicken wings
2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon celery seeds
3 tablespoon honey
Red chilli flakes, to taste
Black pepper, a good grind

For garnish:
Sesame seeds
Green leaves
Flatleaf parsley

Mix all the ingredients, except the chicken in a large bowl. Add […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Tomato Ketchup

When it comes to sausages or bacon then I am a confirmed brown sauce man, however, every now and again I like a dollop of tomato ketchup and if you want something different than Heinz’s variety then this is worth making at home. It is probably a closer version to Wilkin & Sons (Tiptree) […]

By |November 26th, 2017|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Andaluz Hotpot

It is not very often that I’ve seen lamb neck at the butchers here in rural Andalucía but there it was on display so I grabbed the lot. During the afternoon I was painting chairs on my roof terrace basking in 22°C sunshine but once the sun disappears behind the tree line it soon […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Andalucia|0 Comments|

The Ultimate Guide to Pasta

I am not Italian but a meal of home-made Minestrone Soup, and then a simple Spaghetti al Pesto followed by Osso Buco, made
lovingly by someone’s Nonna is my kind of heaven. Steve Albini once said, ‘In heaven, after antipasti, the first course will be pasta’ and I agree with that.

Pasta comes in different shapes, […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chicken Curry with Potato & Peas

This is a quick and easy curry that can be knocked up in no time. This is destined for my freezer but when I am ready to defrost and heat through, I’ll add peas, a squeeze of lemon and fresh coriander.

6 chicken skinless, bone-in, thighs
3 small potatoes, halved
3 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoon ginger & […]

By |October 17th, 2017|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Fried Potatoes, Peppers & Leeks

This serves one or two as a side dish.

1 potato, sliced
Olive oil
2 small peppers, red, green, yellow or orange, sliced
1 small leeks, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
Large pinch red chilli flakes
Pinch sea salt
Grind of black pepper

Add oil to a pan over medium heat, when the oil is shimmering add the peppers and leek.

Meanwhile, boil the […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Civil War, Sadness and Eden Hazard

I need a couple of books, The Spanish Civil War for Dummies and Catalonia:Independence for Dummies.

Jose, a FB friend of mine, kindly supplied an old photograph of a group of soldiers which included his great-grandfather, Jose Llopis Llopis, taken during The Civil War at the time of The Battle of the Ebro which dates […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Meat Free Sunday Lunch

Sunday was a working day for me – working on my son’s new website, have a look –, see what you think. However, during my coffee breaks I made three vegetable dishes for my lunch which I actually ate in the evening whilst watching the football. I wasn’t planning on making curry hence […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Andalucia|0 Comments|