Friday, 30 November 2012

The Purpose of LIfe

So this is what it's all about

Hope this comes out o.k.  

Have not written on here for aeons.   Have been very bogged down with visits to northern Spain for a sick friend, getting involved with volunteering with Age Concern and continuing to enjoy gardening, reading and cooking.  Aand am still pretty obsessional about keeping up with world news.

Just not enough hours in the day these days.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Impromptu performances:

This was the scene in the shopping mall at Area Sur, elderly Spanish guy, dressed as a pirate - complete with treasure chest - doing a story-telling session for the children.  And how they loved it.   Some people can have children spellbound without even trying.

I love coming across these impromptu things in supermarkets and malls.   I'm still waiting to experience my first mob day.  

Friday, 3 August 2012

Mediterranean sandwich

We couldn't wait to leave the hearty soups and stews of winter behind and get into salads and Med sarnies.    I saw a programme on t.v. aeons ago with an Italian chef baking his bread then halving it  horizontally, drizzling with oil and pesto and filling with whatever took his fancy.   He wrapped it all up in foil and weighted it down with bricks  for a couple of hours so that all the flavours mingled. 

Our fabulous machine made some bread with olives and sundried tomatoes so I thought I'd have a go with our own version:   It makes a light, filling and delicious evening snack/meal, which I serve with naughty crisps (potato chips in the U.S.?)

Lightly toast thick slices of bread, score, drizzle with olive oil and pesto sauce.   Add in layers whatever you fancy:   tomatoes, onion, slivers of garlic, sliced olives, gherkins, cheese slices, ham, tuna, chicken slices, chorizo, garlic sausage.  

Wrap the final sandwich(es) in foil, place a bread board on top and press hard down.  If you have a brick, place this on top.

Really yummy.