Scribbler in Seville

Days Out

Review of the year

This is the time of year when we think about setting goals for the upcoming 12 months, and what we’ve achieved over the previous ones. As a freelance, you’re constantly on the lookout for new work opportunities. Since I’m based in Southern…

Grape Expectations: wine-making in Bollullos

  As a mother of two bi-cultural children growing up in Andalucia, I see part of my mission as making sure we do fun-and-educational things together as a family, especially when they involve seeing food grown and produced in our home region…

From Essex to East London: a trio of Norman castles

If it’s August, then it’s Essex. Yes, we’re on our summer holidays back in England. Very specifically the definition of English summer – in other words, mostly warm and cloudy, but not sunny. My wedding took place here in Essex…

Seville orange season – farm visit, tapas festival, flavoured goodies, and a recipe

Seville is famous for certain quintessentially Spanish, or Andalucian, things – flamenco, tapas and bullfighting. But say “Seville”, and many people, especially the British, will think “oranges” or “marmalade”. For it is here where the naranjas amargas (bitter oranges) are…

A day with the goats – free-range foodie fun in the Sierra de Aracena

Readers of this blog will know that I like my food, especially if it’s from a small local producer, and that I also love days out and trips with my kids, even more so if we’re “close to nature” and eating…

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