Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Tears and The Lotus Generation ” A warm and witty feel good read.”

Dusk has settled all around me in my writer’s eeyrie then I realise that I have been sitting at my desk without moving for hours.To the left of me is my Fathers birthday present carefully wrapped with matching tissue paper … Continue reading

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Dulce de Grosellas: Summer in a Jar

Originally posted on hungry sofia:
I don’t remember having currants – red, black, or otherwise – growing up, so I was surprised to find them in one of the older Cuban cookbooks I’d been using, Delicias de las Mesa by Maria Antonieta…

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Wandering the Old Streets of Lisbon

Originally posted on Travel With Molly:
I have a confession to make. I went to Lisbon last week – for a whole week – and I did absolutely nothing. Well, that’s not strictly true. I ate what seemed like huge…

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Letters from Madagascar: Fort Dauphin; An Introduction

Originally posted on Wanderlust Nation:
Fort Dauphin is an island in the far South East of Madagascar.  It is located on a peninsula (the French word is presqu’île, which is one degree closer to an island than a peninsula) which…

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Flor macro

Originally posted on Photography Art Plus:
Love the colour… Photography Art Plus View original post

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A Delicious Feast in France ……… extract from The Lotus Generation by Carole McCall

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. Frederick Nietzsche We passed the afternoon reading and snoozing and I could definitely hear a rousing game of boules going on in the far distance. Finally … Continue reading

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A Lobster in New York Extract from The Lotus Generation by Carole Mccall

We met at the airport and the flight was on time. I had always had a problem with long haul flights as I just could not sleep but I had enough books to keep me occupied for the whole journey. … Continue reading

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Cook this: from scratch beef & bacon pie

Originally posted on Eat. Travel. Blog: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer:
Flaky, golden pastry. Tender, soft chunks of beef. Crispy bits of bacon. Gooey, melted cheese. And that punch of red wine and thyme that you can smell from the next…

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Three memorable Mediterranean seafood dishes

Originally posted on The Nomadic Panda:
I am a lover of all things ocean-like.  Beaches, rolling waves and generous helpings of little gems from the ocean on my dinner plate.  Seafood, simply and deliciously cooked, is one of my favorite…

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The Mouse in the Kitchen… extract from The Lotus Generation by Carole McCall

The interior of the shop was gloomy after the bright summer sun. As I adjusted my gaze I saw a young woman looking haughtily back at me. In my haltering French I started to ask her if she knew where … Continue reading

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