When I get the chance I ask the butcher to slice me some thick chops as chuletas are usually too thin for my liking, they are great for a quick sear on the BBQ or planta but just don’t cut it like a thick juicy chop. However, on a rare rainy day in provincia […]
I don’t have the income to buy organic chicken but I do buy free range pollo rural or pollo de corral which is yellow skinned to depict that it is cereal (corn) fed or it could just be that turmeric has been added to its diet. Hopefully, my chicken had a little more room […]
It may well be the day of the dead but it is a Friday.
In my previous life I would often pick up a Chinese takeaway on my way home at the end of the week even though in the back of my mind I knew full well that it would taste better sat down […]
I know, I know, there are 000’s of abandoned dogs but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to do something about it, however little. In Spain most of the animal refuges are full to brimming.
This young dog turned up around mid-July in 2019 and made a home under a tree near my house. […]
Everyone says that when in Singapore you must visit Raffles and try a Singapore Sling at their Long Bar. After Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, Singapore, by way of comparison, is very, very expensive so why blow your travelling budget on a gin?
Firstly, Raffles is a colonial-style luxury hotel named after a Brit, Sir Thomas […]
I’m currently on the Costa Blanca so it’s time for seafood.
500g mussels, cleaned and rinsed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed and finely chopped
1 leek, washed and finely sliced
330ml dry cider
150g chorizo (picante if you prefer), sliced
Fresh coriander, chopped
Black peppercorns, crushed
Heat oil and butter in a larghe saucepan over medium […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
Mix all the ingredients, except the chicken in a large bowl. Add […]
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) […]