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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 […]

Meknes and Meat Free Mondays…..

There is no Moroccan city, town or village which does not have a souk or at least in the smaller villages a weekly market where people can do their shopping for food supplies. On our recent trip to Meknes we visited the covered food hall which is by far one of the nicest I have […]


So it seems my Wordless Wednesday has slowly morphed into a wordless week!!! I have a list of excuses as long as my arm for not blogging, but wont bore you with the details! One of my New Year’s resolutions was to make a serious attempt at learning a new language, so Monday morning bright […]

Wordless Wednesdays, Fountains and Tassles…..


Souks, Saffron and Stuffing……

I have longed to go to Essaouira since we arrived in Morocco almost two years ago. So as you may know we finally got to go down that way on New Year’s Day. Well, it was everything people said it was and more! What a gorgeous place, not even the debris on the beach from […]

Souks and Sardines….

I have really been neglecting this blog of mine over the last few weeks. It just seems a combination of sick children; cold weather and life in general have been getting in the way of all my good intentions of cooking and blogging! Enough excuses though…..  I took a trip down to the Rabat Medina […]

Chicken and Fennel Tagine…..

One of my favourite places here in Rabat is the Rabat Medina.  It is a wonderful place to have a stroll about, looking at little odds and ends without the hassle that you get in some of the larger medinas in Morocco. There is one little courtyard that has a trader I have come to […]


Summer in Morocco is melon time!! I love the sight of the giant mounds of green and yellow melons everywhere. This year the sellers seem a bit more organised and have set up little stalls in our local town. This is far better than being parked along the highway in their pick ups! Now, I […]

Mozambique Part 2 – Pão – Portuguese Bread…..

For our time in Mozambique we stayed in a small place on the beach about an hour north of Xai-Xai. The beach was about 40 minutes from the main road and the small town of Chissibuca. One of the reasons to head back to the main road, across a rather watery bridge and some seriously […]

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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