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How to Make Home-Made Schezwan Sauce

This is delicious, fiery hot, sweet and sour at the same time with plenty of yin and yang. It is easy to make at home.

3 large ripe plum tomatoes, whizzed in a blender
10 dried red chillies, rehydrated in hot water, quick blast in the blender
A few spring onion tops, finely chopped
A few coriander stalks, […]

By |January 31st, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to make Home-made Hoisin Sauce

If I think of duck then Hoisin sauce springs to mind although I have never seen it sold in rural Andalucía, however, with a bit of effort you can make your own. By the way I just happened to have an aging tin of black beans in a dark corner of my store cupboard.

This […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

When it is hot in Andalucía the kitchen should be closed (outside kitchen still under construction) as you often don’t feel like cooking and all that you can manage is to throw a salad together but there’s only so many salads you can eat over a long and hot summer.

And when your stomach is […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

China Travel Wall Tiles

At most places in China it is impossible to find ceramic wall tiles depicting a scene of the places that you have visited – apart from the banal overpriced ones at the major airports that is. However, in a junk shop in downtown Shanghai the owner of the establishment said that if I called […]

By |February 6th, 2015|My Andaluz patio|0 Comments|

For All the Tea in China

♫ ♪ ♫ “the sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire and the clouds would catch the colours everywhere, it’s neat because I used to look at them all the time when I was little. You don’t see that. Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds.” ♪ […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Indiana Morrison in China

Indiana MorrisonChina is a vast expanse of the earth and I’ve managed to visit a small part of it; Hong Kong, Macau, Kunming, Xiamen, Beijing, Shanghai and Bashoan/Lincang in Yunnan Province where I was searching, not unlike Indiana Jones, for wild tea trees in the mountains close to the Burmese border. In this mountain […]