Category Archive: Recipes

Spanish Style Tomatoes for Breakfast- Pa amb Tomaquet

Pa am Tomaquet is origionally a Catalan dish and has spread throughout Spain to the point where any breakfast establishment we have been to has Pan con Tomate or similar (Bread with tomato)… Continue reading

Walnuts

Of all the nuts walnuts are one of my favourites. The fruit and veg stalls in the local indoor markets in Portugal sold several varieties; one particular stall holder used to squeeze them… Continue reading

Slow Cooker Spiced Mirabelle Plum Chutney

The Mirabelle plum is a French speciality but it grows in Spain and the UK too. This type of plum is small, oval, yellow and deliciously sweet. They are great when just picked… Continue reading

Fig & Nut Energy Bars

These are a great snack, breakfast, elevenses, lunch, after dinner, all of the above, any excuse to eat them really. Another put everything into the food processor recipe and with a short baking… Continue reading

Go Nuts! It’s Almond Pesto

Usually made with basil leaves and pine nuts, pesto is a simple but delicious combination of flavourful leaves, oily nuts, hard cheese, olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon juice; any ingredients meeting this… Continue reading

‘Av’ an avocado

There are hundreds of varieties of avocados, four common varieties sold  are Hass  (dark purple/ black knobbly skin), Ettinger and Fuerte (both pear-shaped, smooth & green skinned when ripe) and Nabal (more spherical).… Continue reading

Five ways with Figs

Fig varieties are either classified as black or white, but they are notoriously difficult to identify the exact type as there are over 700 delicious edible varieties. Figs which are green when ripe… Continue reading

The Ultimate Veggie Sausages

We used to keep a few packs of the very versatile veggie sausage (Quorn or similar) in the freezer. As they are not readily available abroad, we make our own. This is a… Continue reading

Food & Drink – Grow & Eat Your Own Produce

Food & Drink: Tea: Before we set off we cleared the shelves of all of the boxes of Decaf Ty-phoo from our local pound land, at £1 for 80 bags this is a bargain… Continue reading