Lemony Lemon Verbena Muffins

According to one of my most treasured books, ´Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History´, lemon verbena was used to make scent, which I imagine was dabbed on the handkerchiefs of senoritas to disguise the stink of Spanish streets of the 1700´s. (to be honest I’ve smelt a few bad Spanish streets recently). If…

´Tres Pratique´ – Fresh Tomato Sauce

…or what I like to call ´make now before the tomatoes you bought last weekend go off sauce´ This takes an awful lot of planning…NOT! I hate wasting food, so I´m making a fresh tomato sauce that I can put in the fridge and use when I fancy pasta or meatballs later in the week.…

Homemade Mini Oatcakes

´I must stop eating crisps, I must stop eating crisps, I must stop eating crisps´. So healthy homemade oatcakes it is! Shop bought oatcakes are too expensive and these are really cheap and quick to make. I’ve added rosemary (which I am addicted to) and black pepper so that there is more flavour than your…

100% Breakfast in Playa San Juan, Tenerife

I made a lot of decisions this morning…decided not to go for a run for one reason or another, decided not to look at the news (yawn!), decided not to have breakfast at home….and decided to get in the car and drive to Playa San Juan, about 20km along the coast from where I live…to…