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Archive for the ‘cooking’ Category

The flavour of Andalucia

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Yesterday I went to a food fair at the Palacio de Congresos in Seville. I've been to quite a few trade fairs there, on various subjects such as travel and tourism, weddings (yikes) and art. Over the years, they've turned from dusty places with grim, inhospitable stands peopled by terrifying ...

Organic, eco and bio

Monday, August 29th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3735" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The new "bio" (organic) section in my local Carrefour."][/caption] Like many expats, I'm just back from my summer visit to the UK. Coming back here to Spain after a lengthy stay (five weeks) in England always, inevitably, gets me thinking about what I miss most. One of ...

Olives and millstones

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

One of the must-have ingredients in Andalucian cuisine is olive oil. And not just for cooking, either. I've been told to use it for stretch marks (bit messy), children's constipation (prefer orange juice, that way they get vitamin C too). I usually buy mine from a local producer, El Molino ...