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Portuguese Quince Marmelada

You might mistakenly think that these pear-like fruits are going mouldy, as Quince are covered in a bizarre greyish fluff whilst growing. Quince turn from dark green to a light green and eventually they are ripe for picking when they Read more…


Tapas

Mini Burger Gourmet Tapas, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Tapas O Tapas, the fantastic Spanish nibble, the variety, the deliciousness and the sheer volume of tapas makes it a quintessential part of Spanish culture and identity.  Sure you can get tapas anywhere now, go to a Spanish restaurant chain Read more…


Chickpea Lentil & Beetroot Vegan Burger

Vegan Burger serve with Wedges www.topysturvytribe.com

I love a good veggie burger, after not eating meat for over twenty years, I know what makes a great meat free burger.  It is really difficult to get meat alternatives here in Spain so we make our own. Not Read more…


How to Preserve Olives

How to Preserve Olives in Oil, Recipe & Instructions by Topsy Turvy Tribe

It was fun in January to pick any olives we had and take a car boot full to a next village to have them separated from any unwanted leaves and weighed (see post here).  We were keen to keep some Read more…


Spanish Style Tomatoes for Breakfast- Pa amb Tomaquet

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) on their breakfast (desayuno) menu.  We would Read more…


Walnuts

Walnuts, All about Walnuts and Walnut Pesto Recipe!

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 Read more…


Slow Cooker Spiced Mirabelle Plum Chutney

Slow Cooker Mirabelle Spiced Plum Chutney Recipe

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 Read more…


Fig and Nut Energy Cake Bar

Fig and Nut Energy Cake Bar Recipe by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Delicious fig and nut cake bars are full of energy and goodness. Great as a 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 Read more…


Go Nuts! It’s Almond Pesto

Almond Pesto Recipe

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 description can produce a really versatile, delicious Read more…


‘Av’ an avocado

Avocados, All about Avos and recipes too!

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). Depending on your preferences, these varieties range Read more…