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Biking & Baking in Las Alpujarras

We've been in Spain for over 4 years now - plus 4 motorbikes - and a horse - join us for the ride!

Having a Sunday
21 August 2011 @ 16:21

Today we are just chilling (in this weather??!) as our inner clocks are completely out of sync and the whole village is awake during the night and sleeping by day!  Blame the heat and the fiestas!  I believe it was 32 degrees in Granada at 2am and certainly driving back from Salobrena at that time was an open window event.  I think I was asleep by about 3am and Steve an hour or so later, so now he's crashed out on the sofa with a fan blowing and it's only 2pm!  Later on we might go down to Ferreirola to see/hear the local choir and a visiting English one to some singing in the Plaza outside the church.  Two nights ago they were in the cemetery, singing a couple of pieces for  those who die in the summer and are quickly buried, without any particular ceremony.  About 50 people were there and it was an interesting midnight moment to say the least.

Last night was tango night so I abandoned Steve for the arms of other men :) and did a bit of footwork a la Buenos Aires.  Having just acquired a wicked pair of shoes (black with emerald green heels) I thought I ought to give them an airing.  There are some spectaculalry good dancers around so I always go home thinking I could have done better  - cleaner lines, more precise feet, more elegance...but they say it takes 10 years for a man to learn his part and 5 or 6 for a woman, so I have a while to go yet.

On the foodie front, I have made some tomato puree for the freezer as we are now getting inundated with the delicious stuff, and trying my hand at a summer pudding made with raseberries and blackberries, all from the land.  We have no blackcurrants or redcurrants but the taste can be enhanced with some mulberry jelly.  I may have to have several 'goes' before it's right.  Anyone got any tips?

We sampled some delicious home-made tinto de varano with our neighbours the other evening: 2 or 3 big ice cubes, 1/2 glass home-made  red wine, topped up with Fanta lemonade and a slice of fresh lemon.  Very refreshing and very inebriating after the second glass!  I think now is a good time to try making it again, before a siesta....



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janie2003 said:
22 August 2011 @ 14:03

Red berries in supercor they have black berries and blue berries but not seen black currents prices not bad
changing the topic a bit have you tried making tomato chutney great with pollo a la plancha


casalinda said:
23 August 2011 @ 17:55

Thanks for that Janie. We might try to grow red/black currrants next year in a shady spot! Tried tomato chutney a while back and loved the green variety, but not had it with the pollo so we'll give it a try. Made some tomato and herb jelly to go with red meat, and tomato puree for patatas bravas...so many, what to do with them all! Lunch today was a tomato and onion salad with basil...tomorrow it might be onion and tomato with mozzarella...!


SMYTHIE said:
25 August 2011 @ 15:23

SOMETHING I REALLY ENJOY SINCE I DISCOVERED LOMBADIA RED CABBAGE IS TO EAT IT PICKLED.
MUCH NICER THAN ORDINARY RED CABBAGE AND AMAZINGLY PICKLES IN 24 HOURS!
I EVEN EAT IT ON ITS OWN,
IF YOU DONT NOW IT IT IS A DARKER RED WITH A GREYISH SHEEN BUT DONT BE PUT OFF IT IS NICER AND FIRMER THAN ORDINARY RED CABBAGE
HERE IS A LINK TO FOTO
http://www.fotosearch.com/CSP645/k6457047/
ON THE SLAD THING WE LIKE TO PUT SOME FRUIT IN IT KIWI WORKS WELL




casalinda said:
30 August 2011 @ 20:56

Mmm red cabbage...nice with walnuts I expect (nueces) and maybe morcilla sausages...we fried some slices of small squashes (calbacines) yesterday which were delic :)


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