Tales of the Lecrin Valley

A personal view of life in an andalusian village.

A typical Sunday afternoon in Saleres is with family and friends and last weekend was no different.  Chon One and her family were here for the weekend, Chon now having to stay in Granada during the week since her stroke.

Mediterranean fare

Mediterranean fare

Carmen and I and her parents were invited around for lunch by her daughter Charo, son-in-law Manolo and son Pablo, so we accepted and Carmen started to prepare the desserts, and her mother brought cakes from the pasteleria, as custom proscribes.  Lunch was pure Mediterranean, eating that which is in season, so we had sardines, whitebait and squid with a pomegranate salad, migas and sausages.  Migas are semolina and garlic cooked in oil, a bit like breadcrumbs and very typical of the valley.  In winter they are eaten with sausage and in the summer with remojon, a mix of oranges, olives, onion and salt cod.  They make a break from rice or bread and have a unique flavour.   And of course there was wine and beer to make sure things went with a swing, and the odd bottle of cider to remind everyone that Carmen´s family are Asturianos.

More Med food

Carmen getting stuck in. (The photo is on a slant to get the sardines in, not because of the wine, beer and cider!!!)

A very pleasant way to while away a couple of hours of a Sunday and with the weather being as good as it is at the moment, a fitting prelude to a long siesta in the garden.