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A foodie tour of Seville

Spanish food is truly world class and, during a recent weekend in Seville, I was in foodie heaven. With hundreds of bars and restaurants in the city we really were spoilt for choice. I’d read up on a few ‘must visit’ places but, for this first trip, we simply wandered around and went in to […]

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Tickle your tastebuds in Cadiz market

I love wandering round markets and Cadiz’s Mercado Central is a food lover’s dream! So much so, that I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking for me! The market has more than 50 stalls selling fish and seafood, over another 50 offering fruit and veg, more than 40 selling meat, plus […]

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Five things to do in Ronda

Ronda is one of Andalucia’s famous pueblo nuevos (white towns) and is perched above El Tajo Gorge in the Serrania de Ronda with spectacular views across the mountains down to the Costa del Sol. Rather than drive there, we decided that we’d let the train take the strain so we could kick back and really […]

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Hiking in the Sierra Bermeja

It was a beautiful late October Sunday and the clocks had just gone back an hour, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to go hiking in the Sierra Bermeja. The plan was to hike to the top of Los Reales. The reality found us, instead, walking part of the route of the Gran Senda […]

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A plethora of pomegranates

Did you know that November is National Pomegranate Month? Pomegranates are everywhere here at the moment. We bought these beauties at the market but they’re abundant on trees at the side of the roads too. Much as I like pomegranates I just find them a bit too fiddly to eat so I’ve been trying out […]

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Having a go at homemade pesto

Yes, I know pesto is Italian and not Spanish but a) I absolutely love it (even though I usually buy it ready made in a jar) and b) I’ve got so much basil growing in my little herb garden that it made sense to have a go at making my own. I first tried it […]

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A walk round Castellar de la Frontera

When we have visitors, one of the first places we take them is the gorgeous hilltop village of Castellar de la Frontera. Partly because it’s only a short drive from where we live but also because it’s just so lovely – it really is picture postcard beautiful. There’s actually not that much to do in […]