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Aromatic Oxtail Ragù

This is like making Rabo de Toro except it is spiced up using herbs, lots of garlic and a red chilli. When cooked you flake off the meat in order to create a ragù (save the bones for a stock or even soup).

1 kg oxtails, rinsed and patted dry with kitchen paper
Olive oil, glug
250 […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

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|

I Want A Pasta Dish Named After Me Please

I was born and bred in London before venturing to the bad lands in the north. However, I did return south to live in West Kensington for a couple of years. I was within walking distance of Stamford Bridge, the home of my football club and also within striking distance of Italian restaurant, San […]

By |February 7th, 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|

Pasta: With Courgette (Zucchini) and Mint

When you have a ginormous bunch of fresh mint you need to do something with it like Chicken Curry with Mint or this easy supper.

Sauté onion in a little olive oil until nearing soft then add crushed and chopped garlic. Cook for a further minute then add some diced courgette, give things a good stir… […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

A Glut of Tomatoes

My neighbour, Rosa, dropped off a bag of tomatoes yesterday. Ten large unshapen home grown ones nurtured by her husband Paco. I ate one and Tesco please take note they may not be regulation size or indeed colour but do you know what, they actually taste like tomatoes. And with the remaining nine I […]

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

Pasta: Farfalle with smoked salmon, prawns, butternut squash, carrots and tangy tomato sauce

Straight into this one as it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish – cooking for one.

Sauté finely chopped carrot and butternut squash in olive oil, add garlic and a good grind of black pepper. Add a small glass of white wine.

Meanwhile, add pasta of your choice (mine was farfalle but linguine would […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Andalucia, Italy|1 Comment|

Blogging from Andalucia

I normally post stuff on Facebook. Randomly. And although it is a good way of keeping in touch with friends and family somebody suggested I should create a blog which I ignored until last year.

So for reasons unknown I used Blogger to create my blog but now it is my own hosted site created […]

Chirla Huelva

When the weather is good there’s nothing better than a light seafood pasta and as I was able to pick up baby clams I decided that me and roof terrace plus my chilled Galician wine with a little bit of Sweetback on my iPod deserved Linguinie Vongole.  It is easy to knock together and […]