Plum Clafoutis

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

Chargrilled Peppers

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

The Pears

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

Mad about herbs

As Steve continues with the roof job, I entertain myself by working in the vineyard (it’s all-year round job, despite what some people might think, now it’s thinning time), checking and re-tying the tomatoes (they just about start ripening), cleaning the mess after Steve’s day work on top floor and in bodegas below and whatever … More Mad about herbs

Jam making: plums

Among very few things¬†we have inherited in the garden, there is this plum tree which is the only Old fruit tree producing properly. Even last year (our first summer here) the yellow plums were quite large, although few. We both like plums, luckily, so are more than happy to have this mature plum tree. It … More Jam making: plums

The grapes

Our grapes are spectacular this year, I must say. Considering they have been through years of neglect, on this second year of ‘new life’ we gave them, our vines have fully recovered. Yes we lost a few vines in between, and Steve and I promised each other that we will replant them with new vines … More The grapes