Madge’s Mac ‘n Cheese

  Who doesn’t love pasta? In my house, that question’s somewhat rhetorical as we both love it, and no messing. And I’m not talking about fancy pants pasta either – pasta that’s been lovingly made from scratch or the bags of fresh pasta that you find in the refrigerated counter in supermarkets. No, although we…

Anglesey … what a place

There’s something about the Anglesey air. That first breath when I step out of the car. Never gets old. I really miss this place when I’m away from it for too long, and although  it’s only a couple of hours up the A55, then across the Menai Bridge to the island itself,  I don’t get…

A Taste of Summer

For me, nectarines are the most luscious of the Summer stone fruits.  Anyone else with me on this? In my neck of the woods, British Berry season can’t be surpassed for flavour and boasts some pretty wonderful  bounty  – gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, to name a few, and nothing quite heralds the start of  Summer than the…

A Soup To Beat Off The Chills

Hands in the middle who doesn’t love soup? For me, nothing quite beats a pan of hearty soup when the cold winter starts to bite. Hot. Filling. Nourishing. And quick if you’ve already made a large batch and it only needs re-heating. Coming in from the cold, that first spoonful can send a warm glow…

Dublin – it’s good to be back

The first words that came out of my mouth as we landed in Dublin Airport – “Did you know Dublin is the biggest city in the world?” A puzzled face stared back at me. I continue, “Seriously though, it keeps Dub-lin and Dub-lin”. My terrible joke (sorry, not sorry) was just the start of our…

New Year, new… ventures?

So here I am, putting pen to paper again (and now post). This is starting to feel like it’s part of my routine now, does that mean I’m halfway to becoming a blogger?! Probably not! As I sit here on the balcony of my apartment in Murcia watching the sunset, I think it’s time to…