Mezquita de Córdoba

The Mezquita de Córdoba, or the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is a magical place.  A national monument,  world heritage site and a site of outstanding universal value.   A great example of moorish architecture and simply a breathtaking building. If you are an early bird (not difficult with two small children) and arrive from 08.30-09.30am you are […]

Walnuts, All about Walnuts and Walnut Pesto Recipe!

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 open with her thumb to give us samples, they had a delicious creamy flavour. Walnuts are packed full of protein and essential […]

Riofrio

Riofrio is a small town an hours drive from Granada, 5kms from Loja, Spain.  It is a town of two rivers, the Rio Frio,  from which the then gets its name and the Salado rivers run through the town. The town is well known for it’s trout and caviar,  winning the accolade of the world’s […]

Exploring Castles – Zagra, Spain

Zagra is a picturesque white washed village nestled in the hills, an hours drive away from the beautiful city of Granada.  The tiny village feels like the ‘real Spain’, truly unspoilt by tourism.  The village is dominated by a large hill, which the Moorish castle sits on top of and is entirely surrounded by endless […]

Our Veggie Patch

We have been here in the mountainous Granada province of Spain for just over two weeks now.  We are deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), totally engulfed and surrounded by Olive groves.  The landscape that surrounds us is simply stunning. When we lived in London we had a few pots on our balcony and tried […]

Slow Cooker Mirabelle Spiced Plum Chutney Recipe

Slow Cooker Spiced Mirabelle Plum Chutney

The Mirabelle plum is a French speciality that also grows throughout Europe and is deliciously sweet, perfect for making a scrumptious plum chutney. This type of plum is small, oval, yellow; great when picked straight from the tree and eaten fresh or preserved in a decadent chutney. We  were lucky to have a huge Mirabelle […]

My New Swing

We moved into our new house last week.  Our Casita, our ‘wee house’.  Deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of olive trees.  An escape from the rat race, in search of a simpler life for our family. Chaos loves the freedom and the endless space.  Best of all the Corjito has […]