AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MAKING THE ULTIMATE BEER-NUT…

…for beer nuts (and others) ALMONDS FRIED IN OLIVE OIL WITH SEA-SALT We grow three types of almond here on our finca in southern Spain, including the indigenous (earthy) “fina” , the (scented, sweet) “desmayo” (similar to the Californian nut, and what is typically seen on the shelves of north European and British supermarkets andContinue reading “AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO MAKING THE ULTIMATE BEER-NUT…”

BLOOD, SWEAT AND LAUGHS – wine making at Finca Carmel

Regular readers of these posts will know all about our finca (small holding) in southern Spain and especially the adventures we had building our house. However, what I haven’t done thus far is said that much about the little farm itself. Our biggest crop is from our two small vineyards (about 1000 vines in all),Continue reading “BLOOD, SWEAT AND LAUGHS – wine making at Finca Carmel”

DOG DAYS 8 – “THE LAST ALMOND”

I’ve saved the most prosaic of my 1994 “Dog Days” comic strips for last. Prosaic in the sense that this is an experience, that to one degree or another almost everyone viewing this site will have gone through themselves – that infuriating feeling of the last, biggest, juiciest fruit being just out of reach. Perhaps,Continue reading “DOG DAYS 8 – “THE LAST ALMOND””