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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, great things come.

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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Our Lifestyle Blog !: La Rosilla - Lifestyle and food.

Time to chill !

Time to chill !

One way to cool down, in the high summer temperatures is to enjoy a glass or bowl full of chilled Gazpacho.  I keep a glass jug in the fridge to let flavours develop, and enjoy as and when.  Healthy, revitalising and rehydrating, perfect for an alfresco lunch. There are many varieties and personal touches and changes people […]

How the years have flown.

How the years have flown.

It’s our ” Living the dream‘ anniversary, or that’s what we thought and called it when we left England many moons ago, lock, stock & barrel.  Yes, it’s our anniversary of  ‘ The good life‘ on the mountain. Evolution, of our family growing up and changing throughout the years and embarking on their own futures and […]

Spring has sprung !

Spring has sprung !

My goodness it was a long time coming, after what has seemed an age of rain, wind and storms and cooler than average temperatures, we woke up at the weekend to blue skies and sunshine. We enjoyed breakfast alfresco, and drinks and canapés with friends before a long leisurely sunday lunch. We even got up […]

Poco hecho, for me !

Poco hecho, for me !

How do you like your steak cooked? I won’t judge, well maybe only a little 😉 Are you from the cremated side or just off mooing? For me, it’s rare or poco hecho as they call it here in Spain, plump, rested and juicy. It took me years to master the perfect steak, always looked and seemed […]

Tapear.

Tapear.

Never will I tire of ‘Tapeando’ with friends and family, this is the art and I like to call it that, of enjoying Tapas from one place to the next. A small bite and a copa de vino or Jerez, standing at a bustling bar, or in the market. Maybe indulging in a little lengthier time and […]

Desayunar

Desayunar

I love the way the Spanish have a verb ‘To breakfast’ Desayaunar it’s what you do, together with friends or on your own to ‘take 5’, mid-morning when you hit that slump and coffee is needed, and you just need that something to get you through to late lunch. Over the years of me living […]

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