April 23, 2014

EVER HAD A DISH NAMED AFTER YOU?

                                                        Jacaranda is plentiful here at this time of year...








Linked to Alphabe-Thursday where *W* is for Beef *W*ellington (below) & other classic dishes named after people ...



                          Beef Wellington – named after the, er, Duke of Wellington

1. Pêche Melba, invented by Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in the 1890’s for Australian opera singer Nelly Melba:


2. The Pavlova– named after the ballerina Anna Pavlova


3. Caesar salad – created by Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who owned restaurants in the USA & Mexico:


4. Charlotte Russe – “Russe” may refer to the chef’s (Marie-Antoine Carême) employer Tsar Alexander while "Charlotte” to George 1V‘s daughter:

5.Frangipane tart – named after a 16th century member of the Italian Frangipani family:

6.Sachertorte – created by confectioner Franz Sacher for Austrian Prinz Wenzel von Metternich in 1832:

7.Beef Stroganoff – named after the, umm, Russian Stroganoff family

8.Tarte Tatin - named after two 19TH century French sisters:

9.Sandwich – named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich who, too busy to stop for a meal, allegedly ordered meat to be brought to him held between two slices of bread:

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE: EVER HAD A DISH NAMED AFTER YOU?

And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!

NORA & LOLA:)

April 16, 2014

LOS PUEBLOS BLANCOS DE ANDALUCÍA ...

                Bouganvillea blooms here practically all year round in all colours ...




Linked to Alphabe-Thursday where ‘V’ is for Andalucía's white *v*illages (los pueblos blancos) ...


Casares
Gaucin
Algatocin
Ronda's Ponte Nueve

And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!


NORA & LOLA:)

April 9, 2014

EL TORCAL, ANDALUCIA ...

Linked to Alphabe-Thursday where ‘U’ is for *U*nusual El Torcal (Antequera, Andalucia, Spain) and its special rock formations like this "face": Anyone you recognise?

 










And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!

NORA & LOLA:)

                                

April 2, 2014

TREATS ...

Andalucia is famed for its Pottery 

                                  


                              which is often influenced by its Moorish past

                                      and sold in markets like here in Granada

                          and displayed on balconies and in courtyards everywhere

also in Granada ... The Alhambra 
                       Linked to Alphabe-Thursday where ‘T’ is for *T*reats like a piece of pottery 
                                     or favourite childhood *T*reats ...

Do you have a particular memory to share? I used to choose always the red Smartie to make my lips look red! Ooh, it was my favourite lippy at age five!

And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!

NORA & LOLA:)
                                


March 26, 2014

SPANISH SOFT FRUITS & SCREEN NURSES (LINK, SORT OF) ...

Soft fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc are cultivated practically all year round here in Southern Spain mainly, though not exclusively, in polytunnels and distributed across Europe 











                                                                 And those infamous polytunnels:
Linked to Alphabe-Thursday where our second ‘S’ is for *S*creen nurses like …


Hotlips (MASH)

Nurse Jackie

Kill Bill Vol 1

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


An American Werewolf in London

Kathy Bates in Misery

Nurse Carol Hathaway

        ANY FAVORITE SCREEN NURSES HERE - OR OTHERS MEDICS ... 


And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!

NORA & LOLA:)