Saturday, 14 November 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
I was a little apprehensive about using the orange/chocolate combination as I'm not a fan of Terry's chocolate orange! I shouldn't have worried though as I discovered that I do like orange with white chocolate, especially when combinbed in a melt in the mouth cookie.
Easy to make, and a delight to eat, these went down very well with everyone who tried them.
The recipe can be found here and here is the end result:
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
While I try to find out how to import/export/merge blogs (help!), please join me at Lili in the Kitchen where normal business will resume shortly. Thank you for all your lovely comments in the past, they are what makes me want to carry on!
Monday, 10 August 2009
Lovely food market
Stopping for refreshments
The house had a few cookery books which we flicked through for inspiration, this being my favourite and I might have to get my own battered copy now...
Home made tortilla
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Being a bit of a novice with a digital camera, i managed to lose some stunning shots that i'd taken during the first couple of days of my stay. It goes without saying that i won't make that mistake again! Still, i know i'll be going back again next year so i'll just have to try recreating some of the shots i lost.
Granada really is a stunning city and if you ever get the chance to visit, i can assure you that you won't be disappointed.
My latest trip was to south west France where i had an equally lovely time, more on that to follow.
And i've still found time to cook and eat (they'll never replace food you know!) so will also be sharing more recipes soon!
Thank you for all your lovely comments while i've been away! :)
Sunday, 31 May 2009
I hadn't been back to Granada for over 20 years and unfortunately had no imminent plans to, until getting back in touch with a very good friend last year. Suzanne and I went to the same school and college, and spent our year in Granada together. After nearly 20 years of no contact, last year we discovered we were living in the same town and a revisit to Granada was one of the first things we talked about. The holiday became a bit of a road trip, with six like-minded girls driving from Alicante to Granada for Las Cruces festival. Suzanne had booked fantastic apartments in the Albaicin, which had views of the Alhambra and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. We revisited old haunts, enjoyed delicious tapas, danced Sevillanas and decided that we would definitely be back next year.
Whilst much of the juerga* has moved on, one of the mainstays of the traditional tapas scene is the Trastienda. This gorgeous place looks like typical shop from the front, with legs of ham hanging in front of the counter, but behind the scenes is the cutest little tapas bar with tiled walls and low tables. Nice to see it mentioned here. We enjoyed a plate of aged pata negra ham and some tapas, before heading here for lunch, where we had traditional Moroccan food and the most beautiful views of the Alhambra.
Photos to follow...
* juerga = the good time (ir de juerga = to go out on the town)