About Me

Passionate cook, a citizen of mediterranean europe, aspiring writer and City Slicka turned Spanish Chica. This blog includes chapters from my book City Slicka to Spanish Chica which describes the journey from living and working in London to meeting my Big Man, building a house in Spain with him, and taking on dogs, chickens and vegetables as part of my new life.

Our lives are now divided between our time Up the Mountain in Spain (where we grow our own food, rear hens for eggs and for eating and indulging my hobbies of cooking, writing, designing and sewing clothes) and time spent Down by the Sea in our beautiful adopted home town of Bexhill on Sea. Here we work restoring Victorian and Edwardian properties, enjoy walks on the beach with our dogs and buy and cook local foods.
The blog shares the highs and lows of what we get up to in our Andalucián mountain hideaway and our English seaside town.

I hope you enjoy what you read.  Please do leave me a comment, I love to hear from people who pass by and stop for a while.

229 Responses to “About Me”

  1. trevorhunt May 20, 2011 at 16:06 #

    Hi, Thanks calling by on my blog. Yours is great too. Love some of these recipes and guess what…we’re having chicken tagine this Sunday having seen yours! Will be looking in again. Have a lovely weekend. Trevor.

    • chicaandaluza May 20, 2011 at 16:17 #

      Hi Trevor and thanks for your kind words. Enjoy your chicken tagine, and have a great weekend too!

  2. Olga SE May 29, 2011 at 08:08 #

    Congratulations! You have been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by Self Expression http://olgaselfexpression.wordpress.com for more details.

    • chicaandaluza May 29, 2011 at 10:11 #

      Wow, thank you so very much and congrats on your own award. Most kind of you!

  3. chantal May 31, 2011 at 22:33 #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love Spanish food, so your blog is a treasure trove!

    • chicaandaluza June 1, 2011 at 07:59 #

      You´re welcome, glad you´ve enjoyed what you´ve seen!

  4. kiotta June 1, 2011 at 15:26 #

    Hello, thank you for passing by my blog, I think yours is very interesting, gonna snoop among your recipes! :mrgreen:

    Hugs by Kiotta

    • chicaandaluza June 1, 2011 at 19:08 #

      Please do snoop away! Glad you stopped by mine too. Take care…

  5. Alexis @ Home in the Straw June 8, 2011 at 13:57 #

    Your blog looks wonderful! I’m enjoying reading about the process of buying land and building a house in another country, since I’m going through the same things in Montana. I’m also really excited about all the recipes 🙂

    • chicaandaluza June 8, 2011 at 16:05 #

      Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Liked the look of your blog too. Building a home is fun, stressful but eventually rewarding! Hope you have some good experiences with yours. Glad to hear you like the recipes too, thanks so much.

  6. karen June 8, 2011 at 14:09 #

    Just read your “Building a House in Spain – Part 2” – you are quite the storyteller! Very entertaining!

    • chicaandaluza June 8, 2011 at 16:06 #

      Hi Karen and thanks for your kind words. I love writing, and fortunately or unfortunately – this is all based on my real experiences! There will be another chapter in a few days, so watch this space…

  7. ellestreet June 9, 2011 at 14:22 #

    Oh my goodness, I’m so delighted to have found your blog. Your recipes look incredible. Cannot wait to try your lamb one — yummmm yum! & how romantic to be fitting out a home in Spain. Love it.

    • chicaandaluza June 9, 2011 at 16:00 #

      Liked yours too! Do hope you get to try out some recipes – and there are more stories to come soon. Take care and thanks for “visiting”!

  8. forgottenbeast June 14, 2011 at 15:52 #

    Living in Spain! That sounds fabulous! Glad I came across your blog, I look forward to hearing more about European living and delicious food 😀

    • chicaandaluza June 14, 2011 at 17:03 #

      Thanks for your kind words, hope you enjoy my blog. Just popped over to yours. Enjoy your “single” summer. I spent a long time being single, and have to say it has lots going for it too…be yourself, enjoy life and steer clear of the bad guys! You might enjoy having a giggle reading some previous posts about my Blind Dates with Big Man….!

  9. Tandy June 17, 2011 at 08:36 #

    we are also building house! Looking forward to reading you blog 🙂

    • chicaandaluza June 17, 2011 at 12:33 #

      It can be quite a headache, but worth it in the end. We moved into our house 3 years ago – and are still “discovering” little quirks! More stories to come, and thanks for subscribing, do hope you enjoy.

  10. A Bloke Who Can Cook July 1, 2011 at 16:30 #

    I think I’m going to enjoy perusing this blog. My wife used to work in a Catalan restaurant in our home town (Portarlington, about 2 hrs from Melbourne, on the bay). Great people, great food.

    Their signature dish was mussels; unsurprisingly, as the restaurant was 100 metres away from the local pier, where the mussel fleet was based.

    • chicaandaluza July 1, 2011 at 19:23 #

      Welcome aboard! Good to have you here and thanks for your kind words. Think I went to Portarlington when I was in the Melbourne area about 8 years ago – I recall wonderful fish and seafood there too. Do hope you enjoy more of what you read!

  11. jeremyeg July 2, 2011 at 02:42 #

    Thanks for visiting HomeCookLocavore.com! You live in my favorite place in the entire world. I studied there when I was 16 and despite the heat and the dialect that took me oh so long to understand, I dream about Andalucia all the time and make it a point to go back every few years.

    Your food looks amazing and real. What a treat.
    Jeremy
    HomeCookLocavore.com

    • chicaandaluza July 2, 2011 at 10:14 #

      Thanks too for your visit – and for your kind words. It´s great that you do manage to get back here every so often…but that dialect, I´m still struggling!!

  12. foodblogandthedog July 2, 2011 at 11:36 #

    Hi fellow Andaluza, just found you through Rufus (Greg). I love your little huerta, so jealous, we live in the pueblo so only have a roof terrace but my chilli plants and herbs keep me happy!!

    • chicaandaluza July 2, 2011 at 12:06 #

      Well lovely to meet you! I have just signed up to your blog which is wonderful (and stunning photos). I always thought it must be tough for vegetarians here in Spain but you seem to make it work – and how! Am just looking at a bowl of chick peas which I was going to turn into Puchero but I think I´ll put a few aside for one of your recipes! Look forward to reading more. Do come back soon!

  13. cookteaser July 3, 2011 at 16:52 #

    Thanks for your liking my RoastedGreen Onions all the way from Woodstock, NY
    Marvin Davis

    • chicaandaluza July 3, 2011 at 17:23 #

      You´re welcome, we do this with our super large spring onions and they´re delicious!

  14. 4otomo July 3, 2011 at 23:47 #

    Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog 4otomo.wordpress.com and for leaving your wonderful comments 🙂 You live in an incredible part of the world, and hey! what can I say, I’m envious 🙂 I’ve started reading your building a house in Spain blog, and the trials and tribulations of finding one, well, the perfect house for me presented itself to me on my hike :-), complete with the spanish “for sale” sign, just one slight little problem with the budget though, you need a lot more south african rands than I have, to buy that many euros :-):-), so for now I’ll just have to settle with reading more about “building a house in spain”. Thanks again 🙂

    • chicaandaluza July 4, 2011 at 09:14 #

      Well, thank you to you too! I meant to say GR7 in my post and not GR/!! Spain has become much more expensive even in the time I´ve been here 😦 Hope you continue to enjoy your trip if you´re still here! Take care, Tanya

  15. 4otomo July 4, 2011 at 09:41 #

    Hi! No problem, I understood it to mean GR7. Unfortunately, I’m not travelling there at the moment, my post was about my time there a while ago. But, I’ll be back, no doubt about that 🙂 kind regards Mo

  16. ....RaeDi July 5, 2011 at 23:03 #

    Hi Tanya, I have my firework pictures ready (took them from our master bedroom balcony last eveing) and wanted to do a slide show, tried, but it went no where. If you have time, and if you want to, (please if you are to busy or whatever just say so…)I would like some ABC directions, they would have to be pretty step one, step two, it is hard for me to do somethings… sometimes (head injury). Thanks so matter how you decide, if you know where I could go you could give me that, I have tried with some directions and am getting no where, later….RaeDi

    • chicaandaluza July 6, 2011 at 08:54 #

      No problem, will head over to your site and post you the link from JamieAnne which is how I learnt. If that doesn´t help, give me another shout and we´ll see if we can come at it from a different angle!

  17. Bites Of Sweet And Spice July 6, 2011 at 20:45 #

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.. 🙂 I’m new to this blogging world. I’ll be browsing through your post for new recipes to try.

    • chicaandaluza July 6, 2011 at 20:52 #

      You´re welcome, I liked what I saw. Hope you´ll be back soon!

  18. bitsandbreadcrumbs July 12, 2011 at 22:24 #

    Hi there and thanks for liking my “Chill Out” post on bitsandbreadcrumbs.wordpress.com. I’m a newbie out here in the blogosphere and was so happy to see that you visited! I really like your blog, too, and am glad to know about you. I’ll be visiting often. Cheers!

  19. Cinnamin July 22, 2011 at 09:20 #

    Your blog is really beautiful and interesting! I’m from Mumbai, India and recently started my own food blog and you were the first reader to ‘like’ a post. So I thought I must stop and say thank you and hello!

    • chicaandaluza July 22, 2011 at 12:52 #

      Thank you for the return visit and all your kind comments – do hope you enjoy doing your blog as much as I enjoy doing mine. Will visit you again soon 🙂

  20. Serena July 25, 2011 at 19:22 #

    Hello Spanish Chica from another Spanish chick! Love your blog!

  21. ChgoJohn August 2, 2011 at 13:35 #

    I am so glad you stopped by to visit my blog. Now I have your blog to read and enjoy — and I love what I’ve seen so far.

    • ChgoJohn August 2, 2011 at 13:58 #

      One more thing … Love your banner picture of the bouganvilla and hope it is on your property. It would be so nice to wake up to a view of that every morning… John

      • chicaandaluza August 2, 2011 at 15:42 #

        We do have a small bouganvilla which after 3 years is finally taking off…it seems we were too nice to it. You have to treat it mean! The photo was taken in the spring in Cordoba (happy memories as this is where we had our first “date”) where the annual “Patios of Cordoba” event is held. One day, hopefully, ours will look as good as this!

    • chicaandaluza August 2, 2011 at 15:35 #

      Thank you – I think background wise we have a lot in common!

  22. ModernGirl August 6, 2011 at 19:24 #

    Thanks again for stopping by my blog! When I’m not running MGF, I’m actually a full-time day student studying Spanish! Your blog is heaven sent – I will definitely be referring to it often. 🙂

    • chicaandaluza August 7, 2011 at 11:27 #

      Ooh – what a coincidence. Hope the studies are going well. Come back again soon!

  23. layeredcooking August 13, 2011 at 23:04 #

    I love your blog, absolutely marvelous! You live a life I some day dream of! I search for more time to spend on my blog, but with work, raising 2 children, animals & my husband gone; currently he is deployed – time is limited. However, cooking is my biggest passion & brings me such happiness! Thanks for the comment, best to you!

    • chicaandaluza August 13, 2011 at 23:24 #

      Thank you for your lovely words. I liked your blog too! I have nothing but admiration for you – must be tough. Enjoy your cooking…I feel the same about it 🙂

  24. Kim August 15, 2011 at 20:43 #

    Hello! I happened upon your blog, through another blog. I too am based in Andalusia, and have tried my hand at planting (although on a much smaller scale and failed miserably). Will definitely be looking at your blog more often for some much-needed gardening advice!

    • chicaandaluza August 15, 2011 at 21:53 #

      Hi Kim and so glad you popped in for a visit! More gardening advice to come….am off to have a little nose around your blog now! I´m guessing you are in Sevilla, probably melting right now with the heat 😦

      • Kim August 15, 2011 at 22:58 #

        Yes, you are right – I am in Seville and sweltering too 😦 Leccy bill will be high this month!

  25. Lauren August 18, 2011 at 05:11 #

    I can’t believe I didn’t find your blog earlier! So excited to read through some of your recipes!!! Check mine out too if you want: http://www.spanishsabores.wordpress.com

    • chicaandaluza August 18, 2011 at 09:37 #

      Will check yours out and glad you like what you see!

  26. Iain August 22, 2011 at 18:50 #

    Hi, Nice bloggy thingy. Some luscoius looking tucker there. We’ve just moved down to the Alpujarra after about 6 years in northern Sweden. Big differences, not least in the foodstuffs available! Keep rolling along there.

    • chicaandaluza August 22, 2011 at 19:41 #

      You´re in a lovely part of Andalucia – and yes, you´ll notice some huge differences. If you want a giggle about how I adapted at the start, take a look at some of the chapters of City Slicka to Spanish Chica! Thanks for subscribing too – hope you continue to enjoy the blog.

  27. Mary Sylvia August 31, 2011 at 03:54 #

    Hi have really enjoyed reading and looking at your blog….

    • chicaandaluza August 31, 2011 at 09:49 #

      Welll thank you for coming over to visit and for taking the time to comment! It´s nice to know when people enjoy what they see.

  28. kiwiyarns August 31, 2011 at 21:47 #

    Loving reading about your experiences. Isn’t it fabulous to be able to live a life where you can grow your own food, have your own chickens and have space!! Especially after a life in the city. Looking forward to reading more.

    • chicaandaluza August 31, 2011 at 21:49 #

      So glad you have enjoyed what you´ve seen and thanks for the visit! Life in NZ is pretty good too I remember from a visit a few years back 🙂

  29. Bethan John September 1, 2011 at 14:17 #

    Hello!

    I am the Houses Editor for IKEA Family Live magazine – it’s my job to arrange photo shoots of interesting homes around the world (23 countries) that show how people mix IKEA with their own style. At the moment I am particularly looking for homes in Spain and wondered if you might have IKEA in your home and be interested in a feature about it for the magazine? A long shot I know but if so I’d love to hear from you bethan.john@augustmedia.com with some photos. Or if not perhaps you have friends or readers of your blog who might be keen?
    Really pleased I came across your blog – must be time for lunch I think!

    Bethan John, Houses Editor, IKEA Family Live magazine

    • chicaandaluza September 1, 2011 at 15:46 #

      HI Bethan – glad you liked the blog! Have responded to you directly.

  30. Sofia September 9, 2011 at 22:08 #

    Hi! Thanks for the like! You have a very nice blog as well 🙂 Great looking food!

    http://souphie.wordpress.com/

  31. ....RaeDi September 18, 2011 at 23:33 #

    Hi Tanya, I am glad to see you back, I missed you! Thought about you and hoped that you and the Big Man had a wonderful, quality filled time on your vacation/holiday that you took. Cannot wait to hear all about it! I just wanted you to know that you are one of those souls that got me ‘more’ interested in blogging and writing down what I see, feel and love in life. You are an inspiration to so many souls and I am sure I am not the only one that missed you while you were away! Welcome back and get writing and cooking girl and sharing with the lot of us! ….RaeDi

  32. megan12ca September 20, 2011 at 00:59 #

    Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is so up my alley combining food and all things Spain (former Spanish major and teacher). Very cool! I hope someday my photographs look stunning like yours!

    • chicaandaluza September 20, 2011 at 09:33 #

      Igualmente – thanks for returning the visit! So pleased you liked what you saw and thanks for the nice words about the photos…I´m learning!

  33. ladychilly is living September 22, 2011 at 01:50 #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your’s so much and it brought back wonderful memories of a trip that took to the mediterranean with my sister 2 years ago. She has since passed so this was truly sweet! Keep posting…
    L~

    • chicaandaluza September 22, 2011 at 09:04 #

      Am so pleased you liked my blog and glad it bought back some good (if perhaps bittersweet) memories. Take care.

  34. TikkTok September 22, 2011 at 16:40 #

    Tanya! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

    Go here to read the rules and accept your award if you so desire.

    Congratulations! 😆

  35. Antoine Lewis September 22, 2011 at 23:43 #

    Thanks for dropping by. You’ve got a great collection of recipes and I’m going to be back for some inspiration

    • chicaandaluza September 22, 2011 at 23:54 #

      Likewise – glad you liked what you saw and looking forward to seeing you back here again!

  36. ....RaeDi September 23, 2011 at 01:00 #

    Hello Tonya, I have nominated you for ‘The Most Versatile Blogger Award!’ I follow very few blogs, only those that I really enjoy and when I received this award I thought of your blog. It never lets me down and I enjoy it very much. Do deserve this my friend… Thank you….RaeDi

    This is not easy for me…

    Tikktok has nominated me for this award, The Most Versatile Blogger Award! I do not know whether to thank her or block her. I am not one who likes to receive any type of notice, other than please read my blog and subscribe… it is hard for me to accept this award… if you want to know the truth… I went to one class reunion since I graduated in ???? (I will put it like this it has been a very long time) and the only class reunion I went to was the 25th.

    I knew the gal that was putting it all together and she was honored with being picked the speaker. We were good friends in high school and I was invited over one afternoon so we could get caught up on things, it had been quite a while. When she started talking about the little awards for who came the furthest, had changed the most, changed the least… my brain started thinking, yes it does that once in awhile… Please do not let it be me, I knew deep down I probably had come from the most miles away, unless someone was living in Europe or Asia that I was unaware of, but I let her know that to make sure it was not me, I wanted no added attention to myself. I thought there were no possibilities my name would be called for any of the other awards, just for who had traveled the furthest. We talked about that and then I remembered that one of our classmates, became a pilot in the Air Force and had been stationed somewhere in Asia and had just returned stateside and was in Alabama. I said since he just returned and was on his way from just getting to Alabama then he should get it.

    That evening sure enough some thought I had came the most miles and my friend brought up our classmate/friend the pilot and that he was just getting in from… and he got the award. To my horror the next award was for who had changed the least, countless voices all called out my name. I looked at my friend up at the podium (pleadingly)she then asked if there any more nominees? To my relief two of my classmates’ names were called… after a few anxious minutes it was decided with applause and my friend named the winner and thank goodness it was not me. All that was said are you sure… We were all I was very sure!

    Now back to this award… Since she has done all the backup work and finding out just exactly what this award is or does, I leave that to her! Maybe she would like to write this too! All kidding aside, thank you Tikktok for thinking of me… you should not have!

    I need to list 15 blogs I enjoy reading then link them and let them know I have nominated them for this award. I need to list seven things about me; and I need to display the award badge! (HELP)

    15 Blogs I Enjoy (not in any order):
    1.AnnieEats
    2.Cooking in Sens
    3.Chica Andaluza
    4.tales of ambrosia
    5.Jules & Jules do food & wine
    6.Camerahols/Food,Photography & France
    7.the bountifulplate
    8.thefooddoctor
    9.lookatmyblogmyblogisamazing
    10.Oneheartonemind’s Blog
    11.A Word from the Bird
    12.Mango, Chili and Z
    13.mixed gems
    14.meanderings minds
    15.veggieyarnsandtails

    Seven Things About Me:
    1.I do not know how to display the award badge!
    2.It is hard to make a list when all you have to do is read: JUST ME, which tells you everything!
    3.My biggest fear is height, no… maybe mice… or it could be spiders…
    4.I do not like frying bacon.
    5.I will not swim in water that I cannot see what is swimming with me, but love the beach…
    6.Love doing watercolors more than cooking.
    7.Love our baby, a pixie bob named Ninnie.

    The Versatile Blogger Award:

    If you have been nominated by someone and you claim this award by displaying it on your blog, you must meet certain criteria. Here is the list:
    1.You must give credit to the person that has nominated you and create a link to their blog in your post, (as I have done in the above paragraph.)
    2.You must create a list of 15 blogs that you enjoy most and link to those as well. Then you must go and tell them you have nominated them. That means if you do not have 15, you cannot do this step. If you do not complete this step, then you cannot claim this award.
    3.Finally, you must create a list of seven things about yourself.

    Thank you Tikktok for nominating me, you are such a darling! Is Cocoa still screeching? ….

    • TikkTok September 23, 2011 at 03:16 #

      Nooooooo! Please don’t block me! 😆

      Firstly, your photography is too good not to be seen. Secondly, I love you and your blog!

      Thirdly, you don’t have to do anything (even though you already have). 🙂

      Fourthly, to get the badge save the image; upload the image into your files so it has a url. If you want it on the sidebar, go into your dashboard and get into the widgets. This is an image widget. Drag and drop it into your side bar, fill out the info (add the title of the widget/image and paste in the url), and you are good to go.

      Cocoa is not screeching as much, and is an egg-laying machine! She lays nearly every day; every 3rd day she seems to be skipping at this point. We now have a mystery blue/green egg, too! We’re pretty sure it’s coming from Chocolate Chip, but until we catch her in the act, we won’t know for sure. I am thinking there is going to be a coop egg cam in our future so we can watch chick tv in the house and see who is laying what. 😆

    • chicaandaluza September 23, 2011 at 10:12 #

      Thank you RaeDi for the nomination and for sharing some more about yourself. Don´t like frying bacon eh?! Do hope you´re going to put this up on your blog too for others to share and enjoy. Have a wonderful day!

  37. The Orange Bee September 23, 2011 at 03:11 #

    Chica – enjoyed perusing your blog this evening. I want to visit Spain – I live in Texas. Every time my hubby asks where I’d like to go, Spain just pops out of my mouth before I even think about it. I’ll be visiting again soon – maybe I can convince him it’s the next place we should visit.

    • chicaandaluza September 23, 2011 at 10:15 #

      It is a great country (and still relatively good value for money). I knwo I used to enjoy coming here on holiday, even before I made my life here. Do hope you make it over and thanks for your kind words and for “visiting” my little blog.

  38. Megan October 31, 2011 at 16:52 #

    Chica, LOVE the blog. I lived in Spain for awhile during college and absolutely loved it. I look forward to reading your posts! 🙂

    • chicaandaluza November 1, 2011 at 09:49 #

      Hi there and so glad you are enjoying my blog. Where were you in Spain? Thanks for subscribing!

  39. Rea November 5, 2011 at 21:56 #

    Hey Chica! We have a ton in common. What’s your pueblo? (That’s like what’s your sign for expats)

    • chicaandaluza November 5, 2011 at 22:05 #

      Hey Rea (love the name, my best friend is called RIa!) My pueblo is an aldea between Alfarnatejo and Riogordo….teeny, tiny. Have just been flicking round your posts, you´re right, we have a lot in common!

  40. roamingtheworld December 6, 2011 at 20:10 #

    HI chidaandaluza,
    I stumbled across your blog from Spanishsabores. I’m living in Andalucia in Roquetas del Mar working as a language/teaching assistant (auxiliar).

    My dream is to own a piece of land somewhere- grow a garden, have bees, raise chickens and goats, learn how to make cheese etc. Live the simpler life more connected to nature.
    So exciting to hear you’re living your dream and have a great partner in crime to do it with!

    I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    • Chica Andaluza December 6, 2011 at 23:35 #

      So glad you came to visit and liked what you saw! So you´re in Almeria – lovely place. I had to wait quite a while for the dream to come true (and sometimes still have to pinch myself) so I hope that some day soon yours comes true too 🙂

  41. Sandra And Kathy's Corners December 21, 2011 at 12:43 #

    Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that we nominated you for Versatile Blogger – but looks as though, no surprise, you’ve already been nominated! Well, a fun little activity nonetheless. Happy holidays and looking forward to reading lots more in the New Year!

    • Chica Andaluza December 21, 2011 at 19:35 #

      Thank you so much – you can never have enough of a wonderful thing! You´re very kind indeed 🙂

  42. promenadeplantings December 29, 2011 at 17:14 #

    Hi there 🙂 Just fabulous to have found your blog, I can see I have LOTS to cathc up on !

  43. spree December 30, 2011 at 20:48 #

    Tanya, I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award. I realize it’s a “duplicate” for you, but I hope you know how very much I enjoy you!

    • Chica Andaluza December 30, 2011 at 21:10 #

      Thank you – I believe that there is no such thing as too much of a good thing! Very kind and very much appreciated Spree 🙂

  44. deairby January 4, 2012 at 08:36 #

    Thanks for checking out my blog and liking my 40 Days of Soup-Day 14-Pumpkin Soup! Love your story.

    • Chica Andaluza January 4, 2012 at 09:54 #

      You´re welcome. I´m a big soup lover so I enjoyed your posts!

  45. Michelle January 4, 2012 at 14:34 #

    I look forward to the vicarious pleasures of Andalucia—actually my choice for vacation last fall, but was voted down by some Italophiles!

    • Chica Andaluza January 4, 2012 at 15:02 #

      Hope you enjoy and you can make plans for the holiday (whenever it happens). And as I´m half Italian, can´t criticise the choice of Italy as a destination!

  46. Karista January 26, 2012 at 04:24 #

    So excited to find your blog! I’m going to have so much fun reading your blog posts. Delicious Wishes!

    • Chica Andaluza January 26, 2012 at 10:45 #

      Thank you and welcome – hope you continue to enjoy!

  47. Rod Younger January 30, 2012 at 21:21 #

    Hello – have you visited Books4Spain.com – we have some great Spanish cookery books. Would you be interested in reviewing Spanish cook books for us?

    • Chica Andaluza January 30, 2012 at 21:30 #

      Hi Rod and thanks for visiting – wil pop on over to your site now and let you know! Thanks for visiting…

  48. Fiona Flores Watson February 3, 2012 at 12:47 #

    Always love your posts, though prefer the meat-free ones since I’m veggie! You are amazing the way you come up with endless recipes – I am full of admiration at your boundless energy and inventiveness.

    • Chica Andaluza February 3, 2012 at 13:42 #

      Thank you, that´s so kind! It´s tough being a veggie in Spain. Neither of us are, but we like to ring the changes with plenty of fish and vegetables, so hopefully there will some recipes that are suitable (well, the meat and fish free ones at least!).

  49. Sofía Moreno. February 15, 2012 at 00:44 #

    Hi Tanya!
    Do you remember me? I’m Sofía, Manuel’s daughter (from Asturias)!
    How are “Big Man” and you? 🙂
    Well, I’ve heard that you’ve lost my e-mail, so here I am! I want you to know that your blog is fantastic. Although it is quite difficult for me to understand some parts (but as the same time it makes me learn and practise hahaha), it is a pleasure to read how you describe every recipe. I wish I had more time to read all of them!

    Now we are in touch, I want to thank you for sending us the olive trees! Dad says that if you give us your e-mail, we will send some pics of them 😀

    I’m waiting for your reply!

    Love,
    Sofía.

    • Chica Andaluza February 15, 2012 at 09:47 #

      Hola Guapa – it´s fantastic to hear from you! ¿How could I forget la chica mas guapa y encantadora de Asturias? So glad you´ve found the blog – it will be good practice for your already excellent English. And I have sent you an e-mail too. Un beso y un abrazo muy fuerte, Tanya

  50. Jox February 23, 2012 at 18:48 #

    Hi! Your blog is lovely. I’m glad to have stumbled upon it. 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza February 23, 2012 at 22:04 #

      Welcome and thanks for subscribing – so pleased you like what you have seen!

  51. peachyjen March 4, 2012 at 10:13 #

    Hi, your blog is fab and I really want to follow it but it won’t let me subscribe?

    • Chica Andaluza March 4, 2012 at 10:21 #

      Strange – will have a look at the subscribe button, it´s the first time anyone has mentioned a problem.

  52. peachyjen March 4, 2012 at 10:52 #

    Hi Tanya,

    Thank you for the PM, I manged to sort the issue out, the problem was at my end but I’m not sure how I fixed it ha! Anyway I’m all signed up now and looking forward to reading your posts, thanks, Jenny

  53. Soraya Spiers March 9, 2012 at 17:52 #

    Hi!
    I Heart Mondegreens recommended your blog and your recipes are amazing! I am a producer on an American TV show about people who relocate around the world and was wondering whether you might be interested in sharing your story, housebuilding and blogging experiences with our viewers?! Email me on soraya.spiers@leopardfilms.com!

  54. Hot Lollies March 20, 2012 at 01:52 #

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your blog is lovely and will definitely be visiting again.

  55. {Main St. Cuisine} March 20, 2012 at 19:36 #

    Hi Tanya…visiting today via I am Simply Tia. I’m feeling totally transported by your posts and your lovely recipes. I must plan a trip to Spain, though I have to get to Italy some day as well (being half Italian). Decisions, decisions! Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

    • Chica Andaluza March 20, 2012 at 19:40 #

      It´s always lovely to welcome a new visitor! And I´m half Italian too. Southern Spain was occupied by the Romans for many years so there is a lot in common with our two cultures…I think you´d love it here 🙂

  56. melindadebruynwong March 21, 2012 at 01:08 #

    Thanks for checking out my Blog. Yours is exactly what i aspire to do! Congrats on a great site! I’ll enjoy looking through all the lovely creations you have.

  57. tobyo60 April 7, 2012 at 15:17 #

    Greetings! I found your blog via another blogger who stopped by my blog. wow that’s a lot of blogs in one sentence, he he. I’m a lover of all things Spanish and hope to retire to Málaga in 8 years. So, I just followed your blog and will be perusing your posts here too. fun, fun!! happy blogging 😉

    • Chica Andaluza April 8, 2012 at 07:48 #

      Hi there Toby and am so glad you “found” me! Thanks too for subscribing. If you´re planning to retire to Málaga you´re in the right place. Although I also feature English and Italian (my heritage) recipes, there´s plenty of Spanish food and culture going on here. Why Málaga, and do you have anywhere specific in mind? How exciting!

      • tobyo60 April 8, 2012 at 13:57 #

        what interesting heritage! why Málaga? how to answer that briefly….well, I have been in love w/Spain in general since studying for a year in Madrid over 30 years ago. Brought hubby and kidlet there 2 years ago and hubby fell in love too! We both absolutely loved Málaga and started thinking about retiring there after a second trip for our 20th anniversary. We met in southern California and he has missed the “sea” since we moved to Minnesota. My body started reacting to the cold here so Málaga sure fits the “find somewhere warm to move to” bill so….whew! that’s pretty brief for me 😉 We’d love to find a place in the center of town but also like the idea of a place further out of the city and closer to the shore. A ver lo que pasa 🙂 I look forward to continue perusing your blog. Nice to meet you!

      • Chica Andaluza April 8, 2012 at 19:49 #

        Well, I think you´ve made a great choice and just think of the fun you´ll have deciding exactly where to live! There are plenty of places along the coast just a km or two from the centre of Málaga so you could probably find somewhere that fits the beach/city centre criteria together. Hope you had a great Easter – those will certainly be a huge experience once you move over here 🙂

  58. deairby April 19, 2012 at 02:38 #

    Hope you find this message among all your fans! I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award because I think you are pretty awesome!
    Congratulations. Check it out: http://bit.ly/IOaIxe

    Here are the rules:

    * Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link back to them
    * Share 7 things about yourself
    * Nominate 15 bloggers you admire
    * Contact your nominees and let them know

    • Chica Andaluza April 19, 2012 at 09:23 #

      Thank you, that is very kind of you! I have been lucky enough to have been nominated for this previously, so won´t subject the world to my responses again, but a hearfelt thank you to you 🙂

      • deairby April 19, 2012 at 15:15 #

        I thought you had but know that you really deserve it!

  59. kalamitykelli April 26, 2012 at 21:41 #

    Hey there! I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. I adore your blog! Check it out:
    http://kellisretrokitchenarts.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/kreative-blogger-award/

  60. Michi April 28, 2012 at 19:02 #

    Just tagged you in a “getting to know you” blogger series, should you want to participate. ¡Que tengas un buen fin de semana! 😉
    http://iheartmondegreens.com/2012/04/28/getting-to-know-you/

  61. The Wanderlust Gene June 17, 2012 at 09:55 #

    Rowena sent me over, and I’m so glad! Have a great time in London – by the time you get back I’ll have had time to do more than roll in the aisles at the prospect of domesticating a 140 person paella recipe:) Loved it!

    • Chica Andaluza June 17, 2012 at 11:20 #

      Welcome and thanks for subscribing and so pleased you enjoyed it! Yes, 140 people is a bit outrageous, I’ll do one soon with regular sized portions 🙂

      • The Wanderlust Gene June 17, 2012 at 12:58 #

        Umm … I quite like this mammoth version – where are they when you’re looking for a quick paella recipe for a couple of hundred?

      • Chica Andaluza June 18, 2012 at 18:38 #

        Exactly – don’t suppose there are too many cookbooks for “army catering” sized portions either 😉

      • The Wanderlust Gene June 18, 2012 at 18:42 #

        … or parties, or kids footy matches, or … 🙂

      • Chica Andaluza June 18, 2012 at 18:46 #

        A possibility for a book maybe….?!

      • The Wanderlust Gene June 19, 2012 at 12:06 #

        Oh yes, definitely! Cooking for a Crowd?

  62. The Cosy Creative July 14, 2012 at 23:53 #

    Your life sounds idyllic, how fab living in spain with a nice man and house full of animals with time to do fun creative hobbies 🙂 I will follow your blog and dream of meeting my own Spanish hunk 😉

    • Chica Andaluza July 15, 2012 at 09:27 #

      I am indeed a very, very lucky woman – I try to make sure I never take what I have for granted. Glad you like the blog and thanks for subscribing!

  63. acorninmykitchen July 26, 2012 at 17:09 #

    I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations!!

    http://acorninmykitchen.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/three-awards-blog-on-fire-award-and-versatile-blogger-award-x2/

    • Chica Andaluza July 31, 2012 at 14:48 #

      Thank you so very much, that´s very kind and congrats to you too!

  64. tobyo July 28, 2012 at 06:50 #

    I am honoured to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Please pick up your award at http://travelswithtoby.wordpress.com/. Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I am very aware that some people do not wish to participate in Awards, and I completely respect that… no strings! But in any case, Congratulations, you have a Lovely Blog!

    • Chica Andaluza July 31, 2012 at 14:48 #

      Thank yuo so very, very much – that´s very kind indeed of you!

  65. Molly in Granada (@piccavey) August 23, 2012 at 17:14 #

    http://piccavey.com/get-your-5-a-day-easy-when-in-spain/ Hey I included one of your recipes on my latest blog post

    • Chica Andaluza August 23, 2012 at 20:46 #

      Thanks Molly – that´s very flattering! Would love to visit your blog but I am in the UK undertaking a HUGE renovation project right now with not very good internet access so once I am back I will pay you a visit 🙂

  66. Zen and Genki August 28, 2012 at 03:48 #

    So lovely to “meet” you! Have loved peeking around your blog this evening 🙂
    anne

    • Chica Andaluza August 29, 2012 at 11:58 #

      Well welcome and thank you for your kind comments!

  67. Fiona Flores Watson September 20, 2012 at 13:55 #

    Hi there, I would like to send you an email, and I can’t find your anywhere! Mine is fionacwatson@yahoo.co.uk – if you could pop me off a line, I’d be very grateful. Thanks!

  68. Peri's Spice Ladle September 25, 2012 at 18:11 #

    Hi, I like reading your blog and have passed along the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ to you. Congratulations! Keep those posts coming…Peri.

    Read here: http://perisspiceladle.com/2012/09/25/a-shower-of-awards-praise-and-recognition/

    • Chica Andaluza September 26, 2012 at 10:20 #

      Thank you so very much Peri – and congrats to you too!

      • Peri's Spice Ladle September 27, 2012 at 05:20 #

        You’re so welcome, you deserve it… and thanks for the wishes!

  69. expatchef September 30, 2012 at 16:46 #

    Hey girl, I’ve nominated you for an award! Love you posts and recipes! Here’s the link: http://expatchef.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/another-award-nomination/

    • Chica Andaluza September 30, 2012 at 17:27 #

      You are the Queen of the awards – well done to you and many thanks too for the nomination…swoon, swoon!

      • expatchef September 30, 2012 at 17:31 #

        You deserve it! Happy Sunday to you!

  70. theglobalgarnishgeek November 14, 2012 at 15:37 #

    Found you on Chicago John’s blog. I’ll be signing up here.

    And I thought Portugal was the English south coast 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza November 15, 2012 at 12:33 #

      I think the whole coast from the Algarve through to Marbella is the English South Coast 😉 Welcome to the blog!

  71. anyone4curryandotherthings November 26, 2012 at 13:27 #

    Found you on ‘where lemons blossom’ – and followed you immediately. As a family we went to Madrid for the first time in June and fell 100 % for this place and its people. Airport was awashed with tears when we finally left after 1 month, only to return again in June 2013! I must admid I was lucky I had the help (and introduction) of a true Madrilena (now living in the UK!!). Ciao Carina

    • Chica Andaluza November 26, 2012 at 18:30 #

      Well welcome to the blog! Postings have been a bit slow recently due to a big UK work project but will soon be back to normal. So glad you understand my love for Spain!

  72. Peri's Spice Ladle January 16, 2013 at 18:49 #

    I’ve nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. There’s no obligation to accept or re-post it, this is just my way of saying ‘I enjoy reading your posts and love your recipes’.

    Here’s the award post link: http://perisspiceladle.com/2013/01/16/blog-of-the-year-2012-and-more-a-heartfelt-thank-you/

    Have a great year!
    Peri.

  73. Alison January 18, 2013 at 20:48 #

    I love your blog so much that I had to nominate you for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers” Award. I couldn’t not! Your blog is just so wonderful!!

    Here is a link to the rules and badge, if you want to take part.

    http://happydomesticity.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    • Chica Andaluza January 20, 2013 at 14:26 #

      Thank you so very much – that´s very kind of you!

  74. ottomandandy February 23, 2013 at 21:48 #

    As I’m a lover of Andalucia , where I left my heart in amazing Alhambra, this blog has reminded me just pure beauties…Will follow !

    • Chica Andaluza February 24, 2013 at 11:41 #

      So glad my blog bought back some happy memories – I left my heart there too!

  75. terrytrekker May 18, 2013 at 18:46 #

    I visited thenandalusian region once and fell in love with it. You are so lucky! I would like to retire there!!!

    • Chica Andaluza May 18, 2013 at 21:06 #

      It’s an easy place to fall in love with – am very happy to have to you “on board”!

  76. Aruna Panangipally June 19, 2013 at 19:12 #

    Hello,

    One of the biggest bonuses of blogging is finding a community of like-minded people with whom I can share my passion for food and from whom I can learn an enormous amount.

    You are one of them. I enjoy going through your posts and look forward to doing so for many more years to come.

    I’m nominating you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. You can check the rules to accept the award through the link here – https://aahaaram.wordpress.com/awards/.

    Aruna

  77. Amanda July 13, 2013 at 17:41 #

    I love your blog! I want to make all the recipes….. Not the same when your fruit is from the local co-op! Haha
    Keep writing so we can all live the dream!

    • Chica Andaluza July 13, 2013 at 21:18 #

      Hi Amanda, thanks for visiting and commenting – glad you liked what you see (as I did on your blog). Hope you wear that dress soon!

      • Amanda July 13, 2013 at 23:21 #

        Yes, I think it would be nice in a small Spanish town square with a glass of wine and olives and a beautiful sunset! Haha
        Ah well….. I will just wear it next week to a leaving party! Mind, have you heard how hot it is in England!!??? It might be too hot to wear it!! Lol

      • Chica Andaluza July 14, 2013 at 08:29 #

        I hear you are having amazing weather – you’ll have to whip up a cool cotton frock if the weather holds 🙂

      • Amanda July 14, 2013 at 09:02 #

        Lol! Am on with it! Sewing machines in the garden next??

      • Chica Andaluza July 14, 2013 at 09:11 #

        That’s where I sew in the summer!

      • Amanda July 14, 2013 at 10:31 #

        Sewing envy!! 😬

  78. limeandbarley September 8, 2013 at 09:20 #

    Just stumbled here and am glad I did! Lovely recipe ideas, lovely part of the world, lovely writing. One day Ill give up London living too for a bit more space and calm – sounds heavenly!

    • Chica Andaluza September 8, 2013 at 13:57 #

      We are very blessed as we have 2 lovely lives in the calm and space Up our Mountain and the gently nusy life in England near the beach! Welcome to the blog, lovely to have you here with us 🙂

  79. thecompletebook October 10, 2013 at 08:10 #

    I am sharing some family love with you on my blog today. No worries about accepting or not accepting, just wanted to share it with you. 🙂 xo

    • Chica Andaluza October 10, 2013 at 10:50 #

      Ah thank you so much Mandy – will pop over and take a look 🙂 Big hug x

  80. ohlidia October 17, 2013 at 04:02 #

    Hola Chica! It’s a pleasure to meet you and I can’t wait to revel in your adventures. LOVE your blog!

  81. Tuscas Värld October 18, 2013 at 15:31 #

    Hola Chica Andaluza. I just moved back to Italy from the Spain I love dearly, so I’m happy to have found your blog. It looks really nice, and I can’t wait to try out your food!

    • Chica Andaluza October 18, 2013 at 20:24 #

      Welcome to the blog – wow, from Spain to Italy, two amazing countries and my heart is split 3 ways between both of them and England – Italian Father, English Mother, Spanish partner 🙂 Lovely to have you here with my little “family”!

  82. Lynn Corden October 29, 2013 at 09:35 #

    Lets take a nice glass of Rioja and drink to “new friends who share birthdays ” !Thanks again for a lovely evening

    • Chica Andaluza October 29, 2013 at 11:47 #

      Absolutely – it was wonderful to meet you both!

  83. Our Growing Paynes November 26, 2013 at 21:13 #

    Hello. I have nominated you for the Blogger of the Year 2013 3 stars award. If you are interested in passing it along please go to this post for the information. http://ourgrowingpaynes.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/blogger-of-the-year-award-2013-3-stars/

    • Chica Andaluza November 27, 2013 at 09:47 #

      Wow – that is so lovely of you, thank you so very much!

      • Our Growing Paynes November 27, 2013 at 15:16 #

        You’re welcome! I really enjoy your blog. 🙂

  84. Selma's Table January 3, 2014 at 21:41 #

    Hi Tanya

    I really enjoy your blog – it is like taking a mini holiday!

    I have nominated you for the WordPress “Blog of the Year Award 2013” – 3 stars. Your recipes are lovely and photos are gorgeous! Acceptance is optional. A link to your blog and the rules for this award can be found here on my post here – http://selmastable.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/awards-and-accolades-2013.
    Looking forward to reading your blog in 2014

    • Chica Andaluza January 3, 2014 at 23:17 #

      Thank you so very much – how very kind of you….and congrats to you too 🙂

  85. Barry O'Leary February 12, 2014 at 12:49 #

    Hey Chica Andaluza,

    Great blog. I live in Seville and am just moving into a place where I have an oven, finally after 8 years, so I can try some of your recipes. Am constructing a list of top blogs about Spain for my blog (http://anovelspain.wordpress.com/)and I’d like to add yours if that’s okay? Thanks in advance. Barry

    • Chica Andaluza February 16, 2014 at 19:51 #

      I would be honoured – thanks! And congrats on the move!

  86. indusinternationalkitchen March 6, 2014 at 23:45 #

    Your blog is lovely and I am so envious of your lifestyle! 🙂 Happy to follow you to learn more of your recipes! 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza March 7, 2014 at 09:40 #

      Thank you for your kind words and welcome to the blog!

  87. Tuscas Värld April 15, 2014 at 11:32 #

    Hola Chica Andaluza,
    I have nominated you for the “Dragon’s Loyalty Award”. Participation is (obviously) optional, and you will find the rules here: http://tuscasblogg.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/dragons-loyalty-award/

    I like your blog very much, and I wish I had a little house somewhere in Andalucia as well. 🙂
    Gracias y hasta pronto.

    • Chica Andaluza April 15, 2014 at 14:18 #

      Thanks you so very much – most kind indeed of you!

  88. Sherri April 17, 2014 at 16:29 #

    What a great life you have here Chica! I love chickens, we had chickens growing up, as did my children when they were young. Your lifestyle sounds wonderful, the best of both worlds. Maybe one of these days we’ll bump into one another in Lewes when you are visiting! 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza April 19, 2014 at 20:29 #

      You never know – it’s a small world! Thanks for your lovely words 🙂

      • Sherri April 21, 2014 at 19:20 #

        🙂

  89. Bluejellybeans May 23, 2014 at 19:19 #

    Hi! I just nominated you for a few awards. The post is in Spanish, but I wanted to let you know. Here’s the link : http://bluejellybeans.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/premios/

  90. Ginger June 1, 2014 at 18:09 #

    Hola Chica!
    I hope you don’t mind that have nominated you and your blog for the Dragon Loyalty Award as a way of thanking you for your lovely blog and for your encouraging comments.
    If you’d like to participate you can pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass on the award at http://gingerandbread.com/2014/06/01/elderflower-pancakes-hollerkuchle/
    All the best,
    Ginger

  91. Ginger August 5, 2014 at 23:06 #

    Hola Chica!
    I have nominated you to take part in the My Writing Process Tour, it’s less of an award than an invitation to write about what motivates and inspires your writing. Please check it out at http://gingerandbread.com/2014/08/05/my-writing-process-tour/
    I hope you will find the time to take part!
    Ginger

  92. Mas Hery September 6, 2014 at 00:11 #

    Thank u so much… all are good artikels… i am from Indonesia… Nice… Salam KenaL…

  93. flavorfulworld October 13, 2014 at 19:27 #

    Greetings,

    I’m a frequent admirer of your work on Chica Andaluza, and am the creator of Flavorful World: A Food, Wine, and Spirits Blog. Flavorful World has a monthly interview series where I interview other food bloggers and food professionals. I hoped you might agree to be our October interview.

    Please reply to me at FlavorfulWorld (at) food4u (dot) com and let me know if you’d be interested. If so, I will email you nine questions to which it would be great to receive responses no later than about 10/29/2014.

    Thank you for your time, and continued food blogging success,
    Anthony
    FlavorfulWorld.com

  94. katechiconi November 5, 2014 at 22:54 #

    ¡Hola y bienvenidos! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Chiconia. Reading some of your blogs has made me nostalgic for the 20+ years I spent most of my holidays in Catalunya, visiting my father. He’s now gone back to England at the age of 91 to live with my brother but I can still smell Spanish cooking in my dreams. Love your recipes: ¡que aproveche!

    • Chica Andaluza November 6, 2014 at 18:40 #

      So glad you like the food on the site – your father sounds like am amazing character! What a difference he must find living in England after so much time in Spain. I know I still feel a bit “displaced” shifting from one coutnry to another – but in a good way!

  95. Novita November 26, 2014 at 11:38 #

    glad to know this blog. maybe you interisting to know me too…http://jualgrosirjilbab.com/

  96. Natascha's Palace April 18, 2015 at 20:50 #

    Great blog and like your story! I live in Madrid now but used to live in Màlaga. Married a Spanish man too!😊

  97. Sandal Boneka Murah April 21, 2015 at 11:23 #

    Country Spain is a country with a great civilization , really fun living there can reminisce and see a lot of history and civilization were abandoned .

  98. Saiful Bahri June 3, 2015 at 03:21 #

    The real life to enjoy the beautiful life. Success for you Chica Andaluza :-).

  99. jamuherbalginjal August 1, 2015 at 02:47 #

    interesting journey of your life Chica Andaluza

  100. Lynz Real Cooking August 17, 2015 at 16:46 #

    Wow what an interesting life! I look forward to exploring your blog!

  101. Ralph September 13, 2015 at 16:04 #

    Hello Chica. I found your blog link on Flo’s sidebar >>>>>
    https://florenceandfreddie.wordpress.com/
    and thought I’d pay you a visit deep in el campo. So, hi from Cortes de la Frontera.
    Ralph 😀

    • Chica Andaluza September 13, 2015 at 23:10 #

      Hola Ralph and thanks for popping in to say hello!

  102. Juliet Fisher December 17, 2015 at 14:47 #

    Just a quick thank you for the olive oil pastry. I am off to make it now for mince pies. Got ill, (better now) but have cut out too much sat fat, so this is ideal. Merry Christmas.
    Juliet
    (PS particularly like the photo of New Zealand..)

    • Chica Andaluza December 19, 2015 at 15:55 #

      Thank you – glad you liked the recipe! Glad you are better 🙂

  103. Fernando April 5, 2016 at 23:34 #

    Hi Chica Andaluza,

    Thanks for such an rica rica lista de recetas.

    Your blog caught my attention as we are creating a community about Spanish learners, including learning not only the language, but also the culture, the lifestyle and so on.

    I hope you like the idea http://www.spanishgurus.com We have several articles about Spanish that you might find interesting.

    Feel free to contact me in private if you are interested in exchange some articles in our blogs.

    Fernando

  104. BANDAR KAOS KARAKTER May 12, 2016 at 11:55 #

    Your blog is very nice, I was very impressed with the recipes for recipes that often you write, and it really inspired me when I make a dish at a party.

  105. marilenainthekitchen November 8, 2016 at 15:24 #

    Hi Dear!! Nice to meet you… thanks to ChocoJohn Bartolini kitchens I knew you!!!!
    Brava for your recipes!!!!keep in touch.. Bye

  106. Peter White January 7, 2017 at 11:13 #

    Hi from a former Bexhill resident ,1973 – 1999. Since 1999 spending most of our time on the northern Costa Blanca (Oliva). Peter White

    • Chica Andaluza January 7, 2017 at 13:54 #

      Hello to you! We really love Bexhill and are lucky that we have two fantastic places to live. Each has its own special charm! Un saludo

  107. Schnippelboy January 26, 2017 at 15:56 #

    Hallo, ein schöner Blog mit sehr schönen Rezepten ,die zum nachkochen anregen
    Gruß Schnippelboy

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