World Cup bbq


HAD family round last night for a World Cup barbecue. The food was good (if I say so myself), even though the football was rubbish. Forgot to buy any vegetables, so had to think quick. Invented a tasty new titbit – new to me anyway. Stuffed onion! Red onion, 2 cloves garlic, a few chunks…

Simple pleasures in Portugal


We wound up one late lunchtime in the docks district of a Portuguese town, in an unpromising restaurant across a dusty road from a shipping container park … and had the best barbecued sardines I’ve eaten.