Andalucia, Random, Spain, Travel
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The pointlessness of my list and some photos from Seville

I bet they are working on a list

I have a list. Really, I do and I try to stick to it. But I just hate sticking to lists. I love grabbing my biro and adding to it. It is stupidly long.

Everything is in the wrong order, but who cares, right? I don’t. Perhaps, I should. But caring about lists is just not my bag, baby. I love clambering up and down my list, reviewing, striking things off because I am bored of just the idea of it. I find it difficult sometimes to get things done. I do always get there in the end though.

I definitely indulge my whims far too much.

I have been cooking all day and have so many recipes to share with you. My favourite would have to be big green olives from Spain stuffed with homemade ricotta, sobrasada (spreadable spicy sausage from Mallorca) and sage, breadcrumbed and then deep fried to form little olive bullets.

The filling is like spicy creamy molten lava. It will shock, burn and make you smile. And you will go for another one. With sobrasada running down your chin, you will dip your hand back in and risk another shot.

Oh and I made candied bacon apples too. Yes, I did, I really did. They are awesome.

Lots more too but, you know, I just fancy sharing some of my photos from Seville with you right now. My list is on the verge of a tantrum. I will deal with it tomorrow.

Patience, readers, that olive recipe will be with you very soon. For now, enjoy a little immersion in Sevilla.

E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Tuna Belly! On toast. At E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Tuna Belly! On toast. At E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Amazing anhovies. On toast. At E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Amazing anhovies. On toast. At E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Not a looker but a fantastic spiced chickpea and spinach dish. At E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Not a looker but a fantastic spiced chickpea and spinach dish. At E Morales in Sevilla, Spain

Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Migas at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Migas at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Amazingly delicious tiny fried fish with egg and other tasty bits at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Amazingly delicious tiny fried fish with egg and other tasty bits at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

iberico pork at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

iberico pork at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Happy campers at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Happy campers at Casablanca tapas bar, Sevilla, Spain

Wonderful flamenco dancers in Sevilla, Spain

Wonderful flamenco dancers in Sevilla, Spain

Wonderful flamenco dancers in Sevilla, Spain

Wonderful flamenco dancers in Sevilla, Spain

Wonderful flamenco dancers in Sevilla, Spain

Churros! In Sevilla, Spain

Churros! In Sevilla, Spain

Little love locks, in Sevilla, Spain

Little love locks, in Sevilla, Spain

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I like food. I like to make food. Eat food. Photograph food. Write about food. Mainly in London but when I am lucky or organised further afield.

25 Comments

  1. What I really like doing is crossing things off lists so if I do something I hadn’t expected I add it to my Neverending List and then … cross it off again. Very satisfying.

  2. Catherine says

    I’m with you on the lists. And piles of things, like my ‘too hard’ pile which was growing on my desk today! Gorgeous pics and please post the olive recipe pronto!

  3. Sarah says

    Lovely post but what happened to the photos? Did you get a bit overexcited with the blur option on Instagram?

    • Hi Sarah. Ouch. This seems anonymous (I am assuming your email address is fake) and a little mean, so I almost didn’t publish. But I will give you the benefit of the doubt, just once.

      Maybe you are new, but I use an SLR camera with a macro lens for food, portraits and low light situations. This creates a depth of field (blur) focussing on the part of the photo that you want to focus on, which is desirable in food photography. This is what I want, and always have done.

      I don’t use instagram for my blog.

  4. I do lists too – mostly for food. I plan the week’s food, what shopping I need, recipes I want to cook, etc. But its taken a while to remember to take the list – get to the supermarket to realise the list isnt with me… interesting to reconcile the list with the shopping! My lists are also in similar notebooks, in fact similar to my work notebook too. Often I have pulled out a notebook whilst at meetings to discuss points & issues I had really thought about only to find “bread, milk, aubergines, bleach, toilet cleaner” scribbled down! I am now much better and rely on my list… all of them! If it ain’t on the list…!

    • LISTS! That is funny. Most of our lives are full of them, I think. We are ruled by the idea of them, but how many are actually completed? :)

  5. I know what you mean about the list! I love my list, but I never get further forward with it. Do you think sobrasada will replace n’duja in your heart?

  6. One thing on my list now is that fried olive-to-be recipe.
    I’ve eaten olives to the point of feeling sick before – the saying “too much of a good thing” doesn’t quite hit home when it comes to my likings – and I’m really looking forward to trying yours. My husband and I inflict ourselves with similar spice-induced joy-pain when we eat my home made poppers… so hot, too hot, yet we eat them all. Every time.
    Anyways, thanks for the great post. Spain is an amazing place, and I’ll have to let you know how those olives turn out when you publish the recipe. I’m sure my husband will rave about them.
    PS. Your pictures are good.

    • Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Working on the olives recipe today and hope to post it this afternoon :))

  7. I love using Evernote for lists, notes, etc, and I have a penchant for moleskines, handmade moleskine covers from etsy, and other touchy-feely notebooks. Whereas Tim (the chef-y type) goes for the back of envelopes – however many notebooks I give him. I understand your list passion.

    • Back of envelopes is very much the way here, and blackboards. It is a good start to write things down at all :)

  8. sallylouisetelford says

    Ummm I think the photographs are great, better than I could hope to do! Ignore the bitchy!

  9. I would love to see the recipe for your candied bacon apples! I did candy caramel and salted almond apples recently and the salty sweet is great. Your would ad an element of smokey too…sounds intriguing!

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