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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!

still here :)
18 November 2012 @ 17:43

 The mushrooms were delicious, nobody died and last night we supped with friends on chestnut soup, stifado (rabbit stew) a la Rick Stein, fresh fruit salad and the good old chestnut chocolate cake.  Tapas were sun-dried mushrooms (of course), our own roasted almonds, Steve's delcious cheese straws and some splendid chorizo from a good source in Trevelez.  I will put the soup recipe up next time.

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Gerald said:
18 November 2012 @ 19:46

the food sounds excellent Linda,
I'll have to invite myself when I'm established in Espana, bringing something worthwhile for you of course......

Tamara said:
18 November 2012 @ 20:03

Thanks for checking in Linda - we would have worried! I agree with Gerry, l'm thinking it's time for a sociable cook-up and meet-up :-). A bloggers' bash!

Patricia (Campana) said:
19 November 2012 @ 00:30

Glad you are doing well, Linda. What marvellous plans you have for that extraordinary trip to La Patagonia.
There was a very good documentary on a week or so ago, about Endesa ruining a beautiful area of that part of the world, by damming rivers, flooding homes and little villages and erecting 2.000 miles (yes!) of pylons from there to carry electricity up to Chile.

casalinda said:
19 November 2012 @ 15:17

Thanks to everyone for their concerns...actually I think I slightly overdid the dried mushrooms and had to take a swig of Dr Collis-Brown at 3am...great stuff for a spot of indigestion!
A social get-together might be possible next year, have to think about it...I quite like the relative anonymity we all have...
The electricity business in Chile sounds ghastly and one reason for going now, a bit further north, is to try and see remote areas before there is evidence of the human hand at work; but it's easy for us to deny isolated and hard-working Chileans the luxury of lights, TV, heating etc etc. Mmmm.

Patricia (Campana) said:
20 November 2012 @ 01:27

Glad to hear you are over that surfeit of Mushrooms, Linda! Still you enjoyed them. That's what matters.

Er, re Endesa and Chile. It isn't isolated Chileans who were going to benefit from the electricity, but rather those up north from there in the cities and towns. The place where the dam was built, two thousand miles south, (Patagonia) is sparsely populated, and the locals did NOT want Endesa or the dam. As many of them explained in the documentary, they had generators for their little homes out in the countryside, and managed quite well, thank you.
It was also explained that there were other locations which would have been suitable for the dam, but no doubt it was cheaper for Endesa to evict these people and take over the place. I felt so sad at their plight.

tanya said:
23 November 2012 @ 13:16

we are planning to move to the Alpujarras next year would love yo join your site
Have recently purchased a traditional spanish cook book so will watch your ideas .

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