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Baby it’s cold outside!

Baby it’s cold outside!

This week the snow is BACK !! Last week we were basking in temperatures in the warm 20’s and now the thermometer isn’t getting above 8c in the day and freezing at night.  It adds to the January reality that it’s not always sunshine and siestas and that we’re going...

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Liquid Gold, Olive Oil.

Liquid Gold, Olive Oil.

14 years ago when we moved to La Rosilla, we were definitely wet behind the ears, and certainly wearing, rose-coloured specs 😉 buying a small ‘Finca’ on the side of a mountain, with 600 sq metres of Olive trees planted or should I say clinging to the slopes, trees...

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Pour & Pair, Sherry Week Blog !

It is with great delight that I have been chosen out of many bloggers, to create a 'Pour and pair' recipe and hopefully a winning dish for the competition, to celebrate this years #Sherryweek 2017. I have been given a wonderful bottle of Cruz Vieja, Palo Cortado en...

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Go Bananas!

Banana & Sultana Bread. We always have bananas that have gone over, but for this recipe that is perfect, all is not lost.  In fact now I keep all my over ripe bananas in the freezer, here I can just grab one out, to make into the quickest natural ice-cream, just blend...

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Muchos mangos !

Muchos mangos !

Mango chutney ! The Axarquia in Andalucia where La Rosilla is situated has become over the last few years the perfect location in the lowlands along the rivers to grow Mangos. The subtropical climate in the area is ideal for these luscious fruits.  They hang from the...

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Autumn Chutney.

Autumn Chutney.

With the abundance of fruit and vegetables that are available in the Autumn, it is a joy to preserve them for winter days.  Chutney recipes are a perfect way to create comforting, spicy and delicious accompaniments to many dishes.  Cold meats, cheese, roast meats and...

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Lettuce and peas ! A comforting recipe

Lettuce is not just for salads 😉 This comforting recipe is a perfect side dish to any roast meats or fish, adding a fresher and lighter option.  Braising lettuce and peas in a light stock brings out wonderful flavours of these delicate ingredients. Braised lettuce...

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Brunch recipe, bursting with sunshine !

The following recipe uses only locally grown ingredients and creates a delicious, vibrant and refreshing breakfast, brunch or in fact any time of day dish. We are so fortunate where we live at La Rosilla, in the Axarquia of Andalucia, each season brings an abundance...

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Summertime !

Happiness is Alfresco dining !   Long warm summer nights, lazy lunches under shading vines, picnics by the sea, friends, and family gathered near, it's my favourite time of year. Holidaymakers, intrepid travelers, 'Hens' reveling, renewing of vows, wedding wonders,...

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From adversity ..

Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes. Some weeks back, I was plunged into IT chaos, when I realised my website had been hacked.  After sending a link to someone who had requested a catering quotation, only to see flash up in front of me the...

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