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Fabulous Wild Garlic & Sausage Pasta

When in Lancashire it would be criminal not to buy some of the fabulous sausages hand made at the local butchers. So I did and this is what I made using the wild garlic pesto made the other day from our foraging.

4 Pork & red pepper sausages
4 Cumberland sausages
2 teaspoons fennel seed
2 dried red […]

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

Feed a man ’til he’s full and he still want beef

And whilst I was day dreaming about Asia how about the fabulous Indonesian Rendang, there are versions of it found in Malaysia and Singapore too. I have never been to these countries but I had it once in Hong Kong and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. Even though I am not a […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Orange Chicken is the New Lemon

This makes a tasty alternative to lemon chicken. It’s cheap and easy but still worthy for a Saturday night in front of the log burner. It also makes comforting eating if your team happen to have lost in the afternoon.

Take some chicken pieces, thighs and/or drumsticks. Skin them and slash the thick parts of […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

What is Left in the Fridge Recipe

I have been busy, genuinely busy and I haven’t found the time to stock up my fridge so yesterday evening there came a point when I scratched my head and wondered what to prepare for my evening meal. It was quite late so I created supper from the left overs and bit and pieces remaining […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Pushed for Time? A Quick and Easy Midweek Supper

Sometimes, you just need to prepare something quick and easy. For starving kids or just for yourself, a quick and tasty dish can be simply made by using Cajun spices.

From a bottle of Cajun Blackening Rub from Salsa Sierra Nevada* add a spoonful to a bowl then mix with olive oil – add meat […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Rajasthani Goat Rib Curry

I’ve gone on before about goat meat, Mauritian Goat Curry, for example, and on this occasion it is yet another spicy delight. However, this time my cabrito came from Paco in the village, not Carrefour.

As 70% of the male population of my village (and no doubt every other Andalucian town and village) are called […]

By |January 4th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Sausage Casserole with Spicy Tomato, Pearl Barley and Red Lentils

I haven’t posted too much lately but I have been rather busy and don’t worry I haven’t stopped cooking, I just haven’t had time to blog about it. Despite my hecticness I still managed an Andaluz fish stew the other night, I’m not sure it is actually authentic but it was cooked in Andalucía.

Anyhow, […]

By |December 20th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Keep a Builder Happy

Vincent lives in my village, he is a retired builder and has done some work on my house over the past couple of years.

One day and completely out of the blue he told me that this place (my casa) needs a little pool. I replied crying with poverty, it is on my wish list. […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

In Search of Perfect Osso Buco

I introduced this dish at my restaurant, La Grille Bar et Restaurant in very rural France in May 2003 just as the French summer had already commenced. Ahhh, I can see the colours now.

The Limousin diet consists mainly of meat, cheese, bread and red wine so as veal, which was readily available – and […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Left Over Lamb Pie with Goat’s Cheese

Par boil diced potato.

Sauté chopped onion, carrot and garlic in olive oil until softened. Add left over diced lamb, potato and chopped collard greens then cook for a few minutes stirring gently. Throw in some sesame and poppy seeds, raisins, dried oregano and chopped fresh parsley stalks. Add a grind of black pepper, a […]

By |November 2nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|