Many of these Spanish recipes were given to me by the village ladies, and also Gayle Macdonald from

Thank you to Nadia Sawalha for the Arabic recipes.

  • Traditional Garlic Mushrooms
    Have you ever wondered which of the Spanish recipes in the Old Fools books gets most mentions and positive feedback? Well, it’s this one! Six steps to heaven… [Read more…]
  • Easy Strawberry Mice
    Hard to believe it, but it’s true. My granddaughter Indy will be 4 years old on Monday. Her mum organised a cat theme birthday party, and all the food and activities had something to do with [Read more…]
  • Chickpeas and Paprika
    Spanish chickpeas are great for making a simple side dish, tapas dip or ingredient in a salad. Here’s a delicious recipe using chickpeas with paprika. [Read more…]
  • Chili Rubbed Steak
    If you enjoy a ‘kick’ of chili, (or chilli) then this chili rubbed steak recipe is for you! It offers a great flavour and takes on hints of smoky paprika. This simple recipe for Spanish steak served [Read more…]
  • Mushroom Tostada with Fino Sherry
    Mushroom Tostada with Fino Sherry 60 – 70 minutes preparation and cooking Tostadas are extremely popular in Spain and this dish is ideal served as a tapa or breakfast. [Read more…]
  • Chilli Chutney
    This chilli chutney is a great way of savouring the warm summer flavours, long after the heat of the sun has gone and winter draws in.  Seasonal eating is a way of life here and towards the end of [Read more…]
  • Lemon Sorbet
    Sorbete de Limon or Spanish style lemon sorbet is such an easy dessert to do. A most welcome refreshment in the heat of summer or a classy after dinner treat whenever.  With an abundant supply of [Read more…]
  • Tuna with Spicy Salsa
    A perfect barbecue dish for summer evenings. [Read more…]
  • Andalucian Rice
    Andalucian rice is a lovely simple rice dish with Mediterranean vegetables. Serve in small portions as a tapa or as a side to chicken or fish. [Read more…]
  • Crema Catalana
    Crema Catalana is a very popular dessert in bars and restaurants. You can easily buy pre-made ones but the homemade version is by far the best.  It is basically homemade custard with a topping of [Read more…]
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