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Everywhere is walking distance….. if you have the time

“Everywhere is walking distance….. if you have the time.” Steven Wright

Walking is something most of us do every day without even thinking about it but in modern times it is so easy to jump into your car when, often with a little bit of thought and time, we could walk to the shops, doctors, […]

Mediterranean Bean Salad

A light lunch or simple supper.

Add a drained and rinsed jar or tin of beans of choice to a large bowl
Add finely chopped carrot, tomato, garlic, red chilli and red or spring onion
Add a squidge of sun dried tomato paste and a glug of extra virgin olive oil
Stir gently
Add feta or soft goat’s cheese
Add […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Baked banana with lychees

♫ ♪ ♫ “In praise of fruit I wrote this song, Because of fruit my heart is strong, Who could estimate its worth? Fruit’s the finest food on earth, Fresh fruit, juice and seeds, Please don’t touch, please don’t squeeze.”♪ ♫♪ ♫ Procol Harum

I love using fresh fruit as a dessert and here’s one that […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Stuffed peppers: 3 ways

This is saintly heaven with seven varieties of vegetables, plus fresh herbs and spices. All of which your body will thank you for and it will keep your doctor happy too.

1. Spicy potato and peas
2. Leek, sweetcorn and herbs
3. Courgette, carrot and green beans

You need two red, green, yellow or orange peppers, cut in […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Cauliflower: Pimping it up

I love cauliflower cheese and cauliflower soup but there it probably ends, it is usually an add-on to stir fry, cauliflower bhaji or roasted vegetables perhaps. Oh, in actual fact it seems that I quite like cauliflower’s versatility.

But a quick and easy dish is cauliflower pesto stirred through pasta. It really is easy and […]

By |June 25th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Veggie friends: Dukkah

At a dinner party with friends last night the subject of Dukkah came up.

Dukkah is a unique blend of nuts and seeds which makes finger food to be shared between friends, it is simple to prepare which you serve with fresh bread and olive oil, dipping the bread in the oil then the Dukkah. […]

Mr Bean: Andalucian style

Baked beans, also known as Boston beans or Navy beans. The commercial product is packed with sugar and salt – even the reduced versions. However, it is relatively easy to make H J Heinz rather jealous by making them in your own home.

It takes a while (simmering tomatoes and the ingredients for 2-3 hours) […]

Time for a change of hair style

Now I admit that I haven’t an awful lot of hair but what I do have grows extremely quickly. I put this down to a diet of red wine, garlic and lemons.

My preferred hair dresser in Spain, and I don’t mind giving them a plug, is Jesus Caño Peluquerias in Martos. They have two shops but I […]

Delhi Belly or Montezuma’s Revenge what would you do?

I keep pinching myself that I am off to India with an old git on Monday.

Soon Tony Cartwright and I will be boarding the AVE high speed train in Cordoba bound for Madrid but a thought occurred to me as I read (again) The Rough Guide to India…

At best 50% of visitors to India suffer from travellers’ […]


Whatever your circumstances are there is always somebody worse off than you, no matter how bad you feel and in this respect it is in my nature to endeavour to raise money for worthy causes.Until recently I was living in England’s Lake District which gave me the opportunity to raise funds by yomping* across […]

By |November 29th, 2013|Andalucia|0 Comments|