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Food & Drink

Looking for a recipe? Want to know what wines are available? Fancy reading about a restaurant? Then you have come to the right place.

 Elle Draper

Easy Paella recipe

Easy Paella recipe

There are so many different variations on this Spanish dish – but this easy paella recipe will help you if you’re trying it for the first time. Begin with an easy chicken paella… and when you’re a bit more confident, progress onto other ingredients.

 Elle Draper

Easy and Tasty Churros Recipe

Easy and Tasty Churros Recipe

I’ve been hunting about for a nice easy recipe for churros…. and last week we found one. It comes courtesy of Delicious Spanish Recipes. Churros are of a similar taste as doughnuts… but slightly crispier.

 Elle Draper

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

There are so many marinades that you can baste your meat and vegetables with… but here I am giving you what is probably the simplest marinade or dressing of all – a simple barbecue sauce recipe.

 Elle Draper

Recipes from the Canary Islands

Recipes from the Canary Islands

Here we bring you our favourite recipes from the Canary Islands. All the recipes are suitable for vegetarians, and some for vegans too.

 Elle Draper

Spanish Recipe – Plato Alpujarreño

Spanish Recipe – Plato Alpujarreño

Plato Alpujarreño is a Spanish recipe that has many variations, just as paella does. Almost the Alpujarran version of the British fry-up this one, and so do bookmark this ready for those impending winter evenings. You could of course add grilled tomatoes, and mushrooms fried in butter if you wish. Knock yourself out… just don’t […]

 Elle Draper

Spanish Recipes – Pasta with vanilla and parmesan

Spanish Recipes – Pasta with vanilla and parmesan

A really really simple yet tasty dish, this pasta with vanilla and parmesan recipe is adapted from one by Ferran Adriá, the former chef owner of El Bulli in Spain. If you are able to make your own fresh pasta… then this dish really is even more special – but it works almost as well […]

 Elle Draper

Spanish Recipe – Olives Anyone?

Spanish Recipe – Olives Anyone?

If you are anything like me… you’ll always make a beeline for olives at a party. This Spanish recipe features these gems. Love ’em or hate ’em… this is really simple… and will be a hit with your guests.

 Elle Draper

Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

Cauliflower with Dates and Olives

This year I needed to lose a bit of weight… so went on a bit of a hardcore diet resolution kick for  a while. I cut out bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes (hey – it works for me, and I’m not giving up the vino collapso!). Of course then you have the problem of not […]