Favas a la Catalana recipe

Catalan Bean {and Pea} Stew

Depending on how we see things, we could consider cooking this dish as a luxury. If you adore cooking, you adore the gorgeous smell of fresh beans and peas being shelled out of the pod, a process which lazily takes up quite a lot of time. Or maybe… Read More

mystery moment

Mystery Moment

Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces. – Virginia Woolf, Orlando They are roundish and they are green. Not tips I know as… Read More

soya-honey-oven-baked-chicken MOKA

Honey, Garlic and Soya Sauce Chicken

My (Spanish) grandmother makes the best croquettes in the world. The jury is 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,… Read More

Blueberry overnight oats

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… Read More

Easy zucchini recipe

Simple Zucchini Side Dish

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… Read More


Scenes from Lately

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… Read More