Posts Tagged ‘Spain’


Posted on September 1st, 2015 by by Valerie

In The Garlic Reloaded: El Desayuno

The Second Breakfast is a key feature of Spanish life.

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Posted on December 16th, 2012 by by Theresa

Confessions of a jamón-eating “vegetarian”

I’m not really a back-sliding vegetarian as I’ve never given up fish. In Spain, though, not eating meat is pretty close to being one; a vegetarian that is. What really marked me out as a ‘veggie’ over the years was my baffling refusal to eat Serrano ham – especially the premium quality stuff cured from […]

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Posted on June 8th, 2011 by by admin

Garlic Moments: Lost in Translation

Rosie Reay of Jesús (Tortosa) shares her hilariously surreal British passport renewal experience. Don’t you just love it every time you need to renew your documents in Spain? This saga has been running (should I say dawdling) along two channels. Since December we have been endeavouring to renew my mother’s passport. Under the EU you […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2010 by by admin

Turning Your Tortilla

Making a truita de patates (tortilla de patatas / Spanish omelette) is dead easy.  You fry the diced potatoes in olive oil till soft. You beat the eggs in a bowl, with salt. You cook the mixture in the frying pan on one side. And then you turn it – and end up with a […]

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Posted on November 22nd, 2010 by by admin

With A Rose Between Her Teeth

And now for something completely different. We are delighted to announce that one of Valerie’s funniest stories, With A Rose Between Her Teeth, was selected for inclusion in the Writers Abroad Short Story Anthology 2010. This is a fictional take on the British in Spain, most definitely in the Garlic spirit, written with Valerie’s hallmark humour […]

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