Today I’m guest blogging at the fabulous Limes and Lycopene. Find my post here.
Archive for October, 2008
We’ve been dog/house-sitting for the last few days. Great fun – especially when the three dogs are Irish Wolfhounds and the views from the house are as spectacular as these:
Earlier this week Molly posted a recipe for boiled kale which had me dashing out to the shop to try and find some of that dark green, crinkly veg. It wasn’t easy to find but, goodness, it was worth the hunt. Molly’s dish was superb and it inspired me to experiment with a brassica that [...]
D and I had a Spanish night earlier in this week. He didn’t come to Madrid with me last weekend and I wanted to share some of the food ideas I had picked up. In particular patatas bravas and clara. The latter is a shandy made from light Spanish lager and cloudy lemonade rather than the standard clear lemonade [...]
A few people have asked me for recommendations on where to go and what to do in Madrid. Must say, I feel entirely under-qualified to do such a thing for this was my first trip to the city and a short one at that. But is was a wonderful weekend and I did discover some absolute [...]
Taking off my wellies and hugging Marco goodbye. Off to Madrid to see Sarah, eat tapas and celebrate my birthday. See you all next week!
If you whisper “what’s that?” to Marco very quickly and excitedly, he goes nuts. He bounds up to the livingroom window and looks up and down the street growling and wuffing ready to protect us from those crazy neighbourhood cats or the odd buggy wielding mother. It’s a habit we shouldn’t encourage really but I couldn’t help but [...]