We are obviously biased but almost daily Steve and I marvel at how beautiful Ribeira Sacra is. This is why we chose to live here. The area is packed with villages of outstanding beauty perched high on river banks. Recently we visited Os Peares – a mountain village just off the national road N-120 between Monforte … More Beautiful Villages of Ribeira Sacra: Os Peares
I have made it quite a few times now and now feel like qualified to give a recipe. Fermenting is so quick and easy that you won’t stop doing it. So far, I have only experimented with cucumbers due to enormous crop of these greens and the fact that nobody wants them here in Galicia … More Fermented Cucumbers: healthy, quick and easy
As you might remember, I was planning to bake some sort of tart from our abundant pears. While I was scouting the net for the recipe, my husband picked some of our delicious yellow plums, and after realising it was a greek yogurt in the fridge, decision was made. I am making a plum clafoutis! … More Plum Clafoutis
Vegetables keep coming from that very successful organic garden. I quietly panic and try to do what I can to preserve them in every way possible. With what’s left after feeding local community, a local shops and a few restaurants. Which is still a lot… So I have started to char grill peppers (actually, husband … More Chargrilled Peppers
You might remember that across Europe spring threatened to come a lot earlier this year, resulting in unusually for December-January high temperatures. That made us start pruning the vines on Boxing Day instead of February as everyone feared buds coming out on unpruned vines. Looks like vines didn’t get affected by warm winter much. Can’t … More The Pears
I am officially a queen of vegetables, since I’ve been crowned by my husband and those who saw my vegetable garden this year. Hard work had paid off eventually. We have sooo many vegetables that we give them away. This year’s crop is enough to supply a large restaurant, the size of Raymond Blanc’s Le … More Vegetable Garden: bumper crop!