Courgette & Potato Omelette

Friday, 23 September 2016

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The crisp air and beautiful colors pull me out of doors at every opportunity. 

I love how all the leaves from the trees and plants change into multi-colored works of art and fall away. It creates bare, and vulnerable branches, revealing the true scenery underneath.
It also represents a beautiful cycle of loss, regeneration and regrowth once the spring season comes around.

I like harvesting apples and pears. And berries everywhere.

Vegetarian Wild Mushrooms Risotto

Friday, 16 September 2016

Some people come into our lives and barely leave a trace, others leave a string of footprints etched upon our hearts, letting us know they are with us every step we take.

As with the best things in life, Marcia arrived to my world just by chance. A wonderful chance with a marmalade taste that gave our families the opportunity to finally meet last weekend.

There are not enough words (not even in Spanish!) to describe how grateful I feel for having you in our lives. It was the first time we all were together but felt like we knew each other for ages. So relaxed, so natural, so special and fantastic. It felt like a Christmas Day!

Apple & Frankfurters Muffins

Friday, 9 September 2016

We've been back from holidays for over a week now. Our luggage is still sitting in the living room. Next to a mountain of washing, a few empty sun cream bottles and some beach toys.

I wonder whether we want to keep the holiday dream alive or we are just lazy.

Wild Blackberries and Fig Jam

Friday, 2 September 2016

That´s it. The end of my summer holidays has finally arrived, too soon as it always happens.

Today, as everyday, the windows were flung wide open in our bedroom, and the sun was already hot by the time we got out of bed.

As it was our last day before flying back to rainy England, we´ve decided to go on a little excursion across the river.

Pineapple & Lemon Yoghurt Ice Cream

Friday, 26 August 2016

Holidays are tiring. I always feel like I need a week off to recover from holidays.

In Madrid we are enjoying 40C during day time and 34C overnight.

Not to talk about how amazing is to feel your shoe soles literally melting on the pavement while you try to squeeze your sweaty body in the little shadow the bus stop produces.

Peach & Passion Fruit Tarte Tatin

Friday, 19 August 2016

Just 1 day left in the countdown to our summer holidays! whoop whoop!

I always get really stressed the week before travelling, but I've been so busy at work this week I've had no time to worry about anything. Which is good because I haven't been over worrying but is also terrible, because I've left everything to the very last minute.

I hate packing. I really do hate it.

Trying to pick and choose out of the millions of things at home which ones I'm  going to take requires a level of patience I unfortunately lack of.

Salt Crusted Pork Roast

Friday, 12 August 2016

Just one week to be on holidays... Yay!!! And it´s really, really, really starting to smell like summer. As the days get warmer and longer, we try to stay out and about as much as we can. And one of our favourite things to do is pack our dinner and go to the park for a picnic.

Our family picnics are always an adventure because we make them spontaneous. We never know when or where they will take place.

But in all honesty, it doesn’t take much to have us thinking about picnics. A hint of blue sky and a ray of sunshine and there we are packing our picnic baskets.