This is one on my favourite tapas and starter dishes. I´m not a huge fish lover so I prefer this over the prawns in garlic oil (gambas al ajillo). The secret to this is to leave the garlic soaking in the oil for a period of time, with or without a chilli pepper.
Las Dunas de Corralejo are situated in El Parque Natural de Corralejo in the north of the Island of Fuerteventura. Located south-east in the county of La Oliva, they are classed as one, if not the most popular tourist attraction on the island. With a size of 2.600 hectares, it makes them the largest sand dunes in the Canary Islands and attracts thousands of tourists per year.
Learning a new language, in fact learning anything new is a challenge as we get older. For me particularly, having had time off to have my 2 children, I found it really difficult to get back into studying, however living in a Spanish speaking country I knew that I needed to do it. In college I studied Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement, heavy stuff but structured. I realised when starting to learn Spanish that I was desperate for some sort of structure or formula within the language and this lead me on a different pathway to those of your traditional “Learn Spanish” books. Read more “Top tips for learning a new language”
Villa Winter, in Cofete in the south of the island of Fuerteventura has always been somewhat of a fascination for me. From the first moment that I accidently came across it, I have been keen to find out as much as I could about it´s history and connection to Hitler. The purpose of my original visit, like with most people was to see the famous Cofete beach but on arrival we also came across an oddly placed cemetary and a white villa propped on the side of a cliff so we went to have an investigate!
Situated just outside of Las Playitas this is probably my favourite lighthouse on the island. Build in the eary 1950´s it´s perched on the top of a fabulous cliff with spectuar views of the sea and the beautiful landscape of Fuerteventura. The road leading to it is narrow and at times a little too scary for my liking but it´s well worth it when you get to the top.
Aguas Verdes or green waters is located on the west coast of Fuerteventura on the road to Betancuria. Named after it´s green bottomed natural rock pools it´s one of my favourite places to go for a picnic. The views on the route to the coast are your typical Fuerteventura “moon mountains” and the odd goat but as you approach Aguas Verdes you start to see a scattering of houses. Read more “Aguas Verdes”
Drunken sausage is a delicious recipe using chorizo, onion and cider! Other verions can be made with red wine but for me it´s the sweetness of the cider is what makes it so yummy.
4 red chorizo (fresh or dried in a packet)
2 large onions
1 large bottle of cider
Little olive oil
In 2006 I made the move from the UK to Fuerteventura, giving up a great career, a house and leaving behind a wonderful circle of family and friends. Thirteen years and 2 kids later, I´m still here, happy, healthy and living my dream!
Moving away from everything that you know doesn´t come easy and it´s been a journey filled with ups and downs but the question is: If I went back to 2006 would I do it all again?
After 13 years of living here I decided that it was time to go and find the secret forest in Betancuria and have a barbecue! I´ve wanted to go for ages but have never actually made it for one reason or another. I wasn´t disappointed! If there´s one thing that I miss about the UK it´s the greenary- I was a lover of the Lakes and North Yorskhire and used to spend many weekends there hiking happily around the hills.