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Chuletas de Cerdo Braseado | Braised Pork Chops

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 […]

By |November 8th, 2019|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Roast Chicken Crown

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 […]

By |November 7th, 2019|Andalucia|0 Comments|

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead or All Souls Day)

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 […]

By |November 6th, 2019|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Spot the Dog – A Sad Tale with Hopefully a Happy Ending

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. […]

By |October 13th, 2019|Andalucia|5 Comments|

Singapore Sling – An Over Rated Fancy Cocktail?

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 […]

By |August 29th, 2019|Andalucia|10 Comments|

Steamed Mussels with Dry Cider, Leek and Chorizo

I’m currently on the Costa Blanca so it’s time for seafood.

500g mussels, cleaned and rinsed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Knob butter
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 […]

By |August 26th, 2018|Andalucia|0 Comments|

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|