Honey, Garlic & Soya Sauce Chicken

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Chicken and poultry / Cook
Soya honey oven baked chicken

My (Spanish) grandmother makes the best croquettes in the world. This is according to myself and a handful of other family members. I’m certain that we are totally right.

I asked my grandmother for her croquette recipe. Her answer was: I don’t know, I can’t tell you, I never measure anything, I just make them.

Right… I know that doesn’t sound great, but it rings a bell from what is written in my about (aka Hello!) page. This also doesn’t sound great, but the truth is that I cook like that. I know what I want to make, or I make something up as I go along, and I just add ingredients, look and smell as I cook, until I achieve what I want. This obviously means that when the time comes to writing the recipe here, I have a bit of a hard time quantifying precisely what I had done. I know, I know, I have a food blog so this really is not good news. But then life is not perfect.

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Blueberry Overnight Oats

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Cook / Desserts and sweets
Blueberry overnight oats

… because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing?

- R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoore

Let’s make it clear that I’m not a shy person. Nor am I scary, as I can come across when I first meet someone, especially professionally. Some of my best friends, who I have met through work, have confessed that I frightened the wits out of them when we first met as they thought I was so serious. A few meetings later and they realised that I’m nothing like what they first thought.

Come to think of it, we only have a first time to make a first impression, so that may be a bit worrisome on my behalf, right?

What I am is an introvert.

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Simple Zucchini Side Dish

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Cook / Vegetables and legumes
Easy zucchini recipe

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

- Mark Twain

It’s rather (un)amusing how some scientific things I learnt while I was at university seem to not be put into practice. Sometimes I think that maybe I’m getting old, feeling like a dinosaur, so scientific knowledge must surely have improved since then, and what I knew may be obsolete. Other times – like today – I read things that prove that I’m not so obsolete and effectively, I wonder why some concepts weren’t put into practice.

Today I read this article in Forbes called Why Eggs and Other Cholesterol Laden Foods Pose Little or No Health Rish. It made me remember one of my scientific health mysteries that don’t seem to be put into practice. But the good news is that perhaps they may be soon.

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Scenes from Lately

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Photography / Places / Ponder / Wander
Madrid

Missing in action? Me? Yes, I do feel like I’ve been abandoning my blog. The thing is, I have a self-imposed unwritten rule – which until now only I know of and I just became conscious of – according to which I don’t write anything about my current real life job here in my blog. And because my job has been taking up a lot of my time lately, I hadn’t really thought about other things to write about.

Slack indeed.

I’ve had to spend quite a lot of time in Madrid. These pictures from lately, as usual, are courtesy of my Instagram. The feature photo is Madrid during a lovely sunny winter’s day.

Here is another shot during a lovely foggy winter’s day:

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