Miss GlouGlou kicked off a lengthy discussion the other day by wondering what wine to drink with squirrel. Closer to home, OA said that squirrel is basically a rat and thus best consumed with Sidi-Brahim, a traditional pied noir wine, so The Squirrel by Mary Botham Howitt was suitably adjusted:
The pretty, red Squirrel lives up in a tree,
A little blithe creature as ever can be;
He dwells in the boughs where the Stockdove broods,
Far in the shades of the green summer woods;
His food is the young juicy cones of the Pine,
And we eat him well-roasted with African wine.
Some kittens in Villanueva-Soportilla, Burgos seemed quite happy to take their freshly caught rat with warm blood.
Spanish wine producers have caught the marketing bug, which usually goes hand in hand with pouring loads of oak chips into
- Happy rain
Early one morning, just as the gays were yawning, I met R walking down a boulevard in some fairly heavy rain
- My favourite Barcelona menus: Ca la Flor, Secretari Coloma 10
For a long time I’ve avoided the centre of town, where the keywords are minuscule and mediocre, but even in quieter
- Pre-Christmas dinner
In La Granada
Huge numbers yesterday on this walk, on some very quiet meadows at between 400 and 600m. First Gonepteryx rhamni, our Brimstone: Next