Tag Archive 'spain'

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 […]

Dusting off the cobwebs….

Haul out the feather duster, dust off the cobwebs……how can it have been 2 months since I last did a blog post???? Thank you to everyone who popped in during my long absence! Well I can tell you that other than rushing around after children for the last term, I have been using these last […]

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. […]

Memories of the summer…..

Summer is slowly fading away up here in the North. There is crispness to the air at night and we have even had our first rains for the season. Soon the lovely long summer will be just a memory and we will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next one! For the last two […]


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 […]

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