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Roast Lamb à la Aunty Soss

In case my family or friends are wondering who Aunty Soss is, well, she’s not actually my aunty or any other kind of relative but that of Anna Hansen’s whose recipe I adopted and adapted Andaluz style.

I hope Aunty Soss is not unhappy with this.

Make a marinade of:

100g Greek yoghurt
Big glug olive oil
Juice and […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Braised Lamb Shank with Oregano, fresh Mint & Redcurrant Jus

Just thinking about slow cooking lamb with oregano gets my heart racing… then add mint too means that I am in heaven. Almost.

Cooking for ONE.

First make a quick garlic infused oil by warming olive oil in a pan and adding some crushed cloves of garlic. When the garlic has started to brown remove the […]

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

Spain: Baked Fennel Pork with Lemony Potatoes & Onions

♫ ♪ ♫ “T’was an evening in October, I’ll confess I wasn’t sober,
I was carting home a load with manly pride,
When my feet began to stutter and I fell into the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Then I lay there in the gutter and my heart was all a-flutter,
Till […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Foil Baked Lamb with Lemon & Mint sauce

This is a great ‘one pot’ as the meat and the vegetables are cooked in the same foil wrap. Although I admit on this particular day I did steam some broccoli so it is strictly not a ‘one pot’ but you know what I mean, don’t you?

For the marinade:

Crush and finely chop garlic (quantity […]

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

Pork Massaman Curry: Andalucia Style

One day, two years ago, on a hot weekday, I asked my neighbour, Rosa, where I could buy goat meat. She seemed bemused at my question which I found strange as I’ve seen plenty of goat herds is these parts. After a short shrug she told me I need to ask a massaman and […]

By |August 7th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Vegetable Tagine: 9-a-day

Taking what is in season at the local fruit and veg shop (or using your home grown) this will surpass your target whether it is 5-a-day or in my case 9-a-day, have some fresh fruit for dessert then you will be in double figures and that qualifies you to wear a halo. You’ll be in […]

By |August 6th, 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|

Porc à la Normandie – Cerdo Normandía

I haven’t had much by way of meat lately but a pork chop loitering in my freezer grabbed my attention.

And whilst it was defrosting my subconscious was working overtime to come up with a recipe to do justice to my sage plant and a bottle of French cider acquired recently during a reconnoitre to […]

Multicultural gathering

Curry. What better way to bring people together.

In rural Spain it is not easy to pop out for what in the UK is the most common takeaway, curry.

So a few days before setting off to India I held a curry night at Casa Adora attracting nationalities from UK, France, Belgium and Spain. Oh and […]

Who mentioned sausages?

And I don’t mean Androlla, Botifarra, Botillo, Chorizo, Embutido, Fuet, Longaniza, Morcón, Sobrassada or any other variety of Spanish sausage.I was chatting with my friend Paulina in England last week. She told me that it was raining, cold and her central heating was on and that she had a scarf around her neck, I […]

By |September 16th, 2013|Andalucia|2 Comments|