Monthly Archives: June 2012

Spicy Aubergine and Potatoes

Yesterday, on our trip to the capital, Managua, we noticed that the air quality had changed and everything was exceptionally clear, including the four volcanoes that we can see on the journey: Momotombo was looking spectacular with a ring of … Continue reading

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The Fish Man

The Fish Man didn’t call as normal earlier in the week, “Where were you?” I asked, “There were no fish,” he said, “the boats have been out but all came back empty,” After he left I pondered on the implications … Continue reading

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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

This chocolate cake has made me famous in these parts and has friends begging me to make more, it really is the best and is so easy to make, especially if you have a food processor, I don’t but it … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

Yesterday while taking The Mutt out for a walk through the coffee fields I became aware of the noise going on inside my head, a constant chatter babbling away and not in the background either, loud and insistent. So loud … Continue reading

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Curry Sauce – from scratch

Here is a curry sauce that is very versatile and simple to make: Ingredients: 5 tablespoons oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, when the seeds start to pop add: 1 … Continue reading

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Alkalising the Montelimar way

A couple of weekends ago Tim gave the talk in Masachappa Congregation.  It was his first ‘away’ talk in Spanish and went really well.  We had to leave home early as it is a good hours drive from us and … Continue reading

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Long Ears and Great Big Feet

Thumper said: ‘ “Eating greens is a special treat, It makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat.” I made that last part up myself. ‘ (Quote from ‘Bambi’ by Disney in 1942) … Continue reading

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Call an Ambulance!

We had just settled down for the night and Tim had already gone to sleep when we became aware of the night guard, Santo, talking to a woman.  The neighbours around us are all in bed very early and get … Continue reading

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The Spice of Life

Eating spicy food for us is a pleasure we could indulge in every day, there are so many rich and wonderful spices to choose from and an infinity of combinations to enjoy.  For us the pleasure is not just in … Continue reading

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How Green is Your Fridge?

By asking how green your fridge is I don’t mean what colour is it, or is it eco friendly and doesn’t destroy the ozone – no, what I really mean is what have you got inside, because generally speaking what … Continue reading

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