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Where to Stay: Hotel Can Alomar in Palma, Majorca

Welcome to the start of a new series on On my travels, if I stay somewhere exceptional that I feel made my visit even better, I’m going to tell you about it. First up, the Hotel Can Alomar which I recently stayed in on a trip to Majorca’s capital, Palma. This boutique hotel (which […]

Cook with Biltong, Fish recipes, Meat recipes, Pasta recipes, Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Salad recipes, Snack recipes, Soup recipes, Starter recipes, Uncategorized

Top-10 recipes from 2013

Happy (somewhat belated) 2014 everyone. Apologies for my blog silences over the past month,  I’ve moved to self-hosting (more difficult and time consuming than I was expecting) and I took the opportunity to redesign. Plus of course there’s been the whirlwind of socialising with family and friends in the beautiful Cape Town sunshine. Let’s just […]

Fish recipes, Recipes, Snack recipes

Tuck in to cheesy canapes

Now the sun’s shining again and a bank holiday’s on the way, why not invite some friends around for summer drinks and treat them to some tasty cheesy canapes? I know a lot of my bank holiday weekend is going to be (voluntarily) spent in my kitchen. Don’t feel sorry for me, it does lead […]

Fish recipes, Recipes, Salad recipes

Summer salad with prawns, peas, broad beans and Dijon dressing

The heat is on! When it turns up (which hasn’t been often in the 28 years I’ve lived here), summertime in London is truly spectacular. It’s really like living in a different country full of happy people desperately soaking up the sun. Our local park is always packed with picnickers, sunbathers and dog walkers all […]

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Tasty recipes using trout

At last we’re having a heatwave in London! My niece Maxine, who lives in South Africa, has been staying with me and asked me when it was last this hot in London. Of course it was that long ago, I couldn’t remember, but the media tells me it was seven years ago. All that time […]

Fish recipes, Pasta recipes, Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes

Spaghetti con almejas – spaghetti with Spanish clams

Little clams are in abundant supply in the Murcia region of Spain. Order them at a local restaurant and the owner will tell you proudly that “they came from over there” pointing in the direction of the sea. And you can tell. Beautifully sweet and juicy, clams don’t get fresher or better than this. They […]