Archive for the 'Spanish Food' Category

Market Day….

Alozaina is a small village situated on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, about 45 minutes inland of Marbella, Spain. It’s not a well known tourist town at all, with a population of about 2,300 people, but the village is charming with an interesting history and the surrounding area has some […]

Comfort Food…..

Happy New Year everyone!! May it be a wonderful year for all of you and your families! Well back to school, back to life and back to normality for us here in Morocco. It was a very short break for us but we did manage to do a day trip or two and a quick […]

Beetroot Gazpacho….

One of my favourite recipe books has to be Moro East by Sam and Sam Clark. It combines so many of the flavours I love both from Morocco and Spain in some wonderful recipes. (In fact I love their other two books, The Moro Cookbook and Casa Moro  as well!).  I saw their recipe for […]

A little bit of Spain in Africa…

On the Northern tip of Morocco, just east of Tangier, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, there is a little piece of Spain called Ceuta, in fact further along the coast there is another one as well known as Melilla. The closest for us is Ceuta or Sebta as it is sometimes known in Morocco. […]


One of the little villages nearby where we were staying was the very picteresque little village called Casarabonela. It is situated in the Guadalhorce Valley, surrounded by olive groves and farmlands and on the perimeter of the Sierre da Les Nieves National Park. It has a population of fewer than 3,000 people and the layout […]


One of the best things about summer here and in Europe is the late summer nights you can enjoy! In Spain the sun was only going down at ten at night and here in Morocco we are an hour behind, so it generally goes down at about nine at the moment. Lots of time to […]

Aubergines with honey…..

Aubergines with honey…or in Spanish… berenjenas con miel I had this dish twice in Spain during our stay, the first time in a restaurant in Alhaurin el Grande and the second time in Casarabonela. It certainly was not a combination of two ingredients that I would put together, so I had to try it. It […]


Having had to make do with Chinese after spotting those gorgeous sardines down on the beach, we were beyond delighted to find a little restaurant called Pena Flamenca Alcasarin in the town of Monda which had its very own little boat with sardines cooking outside the front door!! Monda is a small town, just off […]

Flavours of Spain……

Pork and potatoes feature heavily in most menus in this part of Spain. Here are two Spanish type dishes that we had today, very easy to cook and full of the flavours of Spain! Paprika Potatoes 5 Medium potatoes cut into wedges 1 red onion, cut into wedges 2 small tomatoes cut into wedges 3 […]

Simple food….

I have been trying to think of what it is that attracts us to Spain and it always comes back to the rather casual way of life here and of course the good food. Things really operate at their own rhythm….and it takes a while to get used to. We have somehow adjusted ourselves that […]

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