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La Cuenta por favor?

My Spanish odyssey began yesterday when I flew into Malaga. First time in Spain, first time driving a left hand drive car, first time “driving on the wrong side of the road” except here its the correct side, and, yes, the inevitable first time getting totally lost! Life is a series of challenges as well as new, sometimes unexpected,…

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Them Welsh rissoles

One of the earliest memories I have revolves around a meal at the Famous Joseph’s Fish Shop nearly half a century ago. Situated at the rear of the premises was a dining area where you could sit and eat your chips. I was a very young boy accompanied by parents and maternal grandparents enjoyed a feast of rissole and…

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Now wash your hands

Most recently I have been fixated with blogging about food. Food of the body and not so much for expressing my love of creation in art (photography) nor sharing some insights from my pastoral work. Both I may add I am fully employed in on a weekly basis. Some subjects fall too close to home for comfort and need time…

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The Latest… Lunch!

In a detour from the norm, I present today my Latest Lunch. For most people who work, lunch is a necessity not a pleasure. The slogan “eat to live” is more appropriate than “I live to eat”. Catching quick sandwich breaks, or hot pastries or even the good old ‘bag o’ chips’ can harm two-fold: in the body and…

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The fun we had!

Nostalgia is wonderful at making the past seem glorious even if potentially, it was less than at the time. We remember Tizer tasting like Tizer, six feet of chocolate covering a Wagon Wheel, and the summers – they went on for a decade! One memory I have from my childhood was the reverence and love, of and for,  the Sunday…

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Sticks & stones may break my bones

“Oi Buckwud!” “Who you calling Buckwud, you tart!” That’s not exactly the best way to describe a civilised discussion between two adults however that’s mild compared to what some come out with. I want to tell a story of how a Buckwud, a Plum and a Tart all sat down together across a table and complimented each other famously….

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Working Miracles

The Latest Supper I prepared was both extravagant in taste and frugal in dietary evil. Following the Mediterranean diet, I decided to use that most famous of British of sea fish, the very versatile cod. Our traditional fish supper is to take this flavoursome meat and batter it before boiling it in a vat of oil until crunchy. Although I…

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Filling the void

One of the things that works against anyone who is watching their diet and exercising is balancing healthy versus interesting/tasty versus satisfying. Its by no means an accident that the foods that appeal to our tastes and sense of fulfilment are generally, the worse enemies of the diet. To bridge the gap between the holy trinity of dining I…

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