Europe

Walking in the past in Dumfries and Galloway

November 5, 2018 Jack 0

We followed country lanes and cautiously crossed fields populated by curious cows and pudgy-faced Texel sheep to reach an exquisitely beautiful and evocative little spot which was the location of a covenanters’ (Scottish Presbyterians) graveyard. […]

Food and drink

A Taste of Rural Idyll at El Mondalón on Gran Canaria

July 5, 2012 Andy 4

At first glance the menu appears to be typically Canarian with favourites such as papas con mojo (potatoes with hot sauces), albóndigas (meatballs) and solomillo (fillet steak) but closer study reveals an intriguing creative slant from Chef Pepe Gonzalez… […]

Olive oil
Catalonia

Learning How to Taste Olive Oil in Falset

June 20, 2012 Jack 0

At the tail end of a day that involved munching calçots, becoming a casteller and quaffing the finest organic Priorat wine, learning how to taste olive oil seemed a suitably original and possibly bizarre way to end a day full of ‘firsts’. […]