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How to Make Home-Mango Chutney

When the price of a mango is on offer then it is time to snap a few up and make chutney. It is more and more difficult to find a supermarket version of mango chutney that has identifiable bits in it so here’s a proper recipe that you can easily make at home.

1kg mangoes, […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Sweet Potato & Pear Chutney

Now you wouldn’t expect sweet potato to make good chutney?

1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
1 conference pear, peeled, cored and diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 tbs orange zest
120ml fresh orange juice
100ml apple cider vinegar
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed and roughly chopped
80g brown sugar
50g raisins
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Spicy Carrot & Apple Chutney

I couldn’t watch the football live online yesterday so I had to resort to listening to live commentary over the internet instead… which isn’t so bad but I found I was staring at my monitor listening intently when by some kind of magic I thought I saw the shape of a carrot on my […]

By |September 13th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Hot and Sweet Plum & Raisin Chutney

This is really easy, so easy that even my Mum could make it.

1kg red plums, pitted and diced
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
250g raisins
250g brown sugar
2 dried red chillies, flaked (keep seeds in if you want it hot)
1 tsp salt
2 tsps yellow mustard seeds
250ml apple cider vinegar
250ml red wine vinegar
1 […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

My Fabulous Pineapple and Mango Chutney

This truly livens up a ploughman’s or cold cuts – give it a try, I insist.

2 tablespoons sunflower oil
3 dried red chillies, flaked (keep seeds in if you like it hot)
1 large red onion, roughly blitzed
4” piece fresh ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
½ red bell pepper, finely diced
1 large ripe mango, peeled and […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Thanks Nigel: Dark & Sticky Fig and Grape Chutney

This is a play on one of Nigel Slater’s recipes for fruit chutney and as ripe figs start appearing in Andalucía with abundance, grapes too, it is time to start creating.

225g brown sugar
750g black figs
250g white grapes (seedless otherwise it is a pain deseeding them), cut in two
One apple (Granny Smiths), skin on, roughly […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Andalucia|5 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|

Cookery School at Casa Adora – Day 1

Barbara arrived recently from rainy England for one week for a 3 day cookery school. She is a busy school teacher who wanted to improve her cookery skills as well as having the opportunity to unwind.

Following is a 3 day menu which she prepared and cooked.

It was based on what to do with salmon, what […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Cocktails: A Passion of Mine

I enjoy a cocktail from time to time, especially a Mojito but this one comes a close second.

Just to clear up any misunderstanding. Passion fruit = Americas, passionfruit = UK and the Commonwealth, and purple granadilla = South Africa. It is native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

In the event that you cannot find […]

By |August 8th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Finland: The Land of Saunas, Lakes and Reindeer

♫ ♪ ♫ “My country’s skies, Are bluer than the ocean, And sunlight beams, on clover leaf and pine.” ♪ ♫♪ ♫ Finlandia

I’ve spent a lot of time in Scandinavia to which I add Finland but in fact it’s really part of the Nordic region not a true Scandinavian country and that’s why its airline, Finnair […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Andalucia|3 Comments|