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Carrot cake – Tarta de zanahoria

The last two weeks our buffet has featured a very nice carrot cake of which many people have asked for the recipe. You can find it under the picture:

Las dos ultimas semanas hemos hecho una tarta de zanahorias para el buffet. Mucha gente han preguntado por la receta. Abajo está:300 gramos de azúcar moreno / 300 grams of cane sugar
300 ml de aceite de semillas / 300 ml of vegetable oil
3 huevos / 3 eggs
25 gramos de jengibre fresco rallado/ 25 grams of freshly shredded ginger
300 gramos de zanahorias ralladas/ 300 grams of shredded carrots

Todo eso se mezcla bién / combine all this in a bowl.
En un bol diferente mezclamos / in another bowl we mix:

250 gramos de harina / 250 grams of flower
1 cucharita de levadura seca / 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cucharita de bicarbonato/ 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cucharita de sal fina / 1 teaspoon fine salt
1 cucharita de cadamomo en polvo / 1 teaspoon powdered cardamom
100 gramos de pasas / 100 grams raisins
100 gramos de nueces triturados / 100 grams of crushed walnuts

Ahora combinamos los ingredientes de los dos boles y mezclamos todo muy bíen. / Now we combine the ingredients of the two bowls and mix everything very well.

Echamos la masa en un molde y lo horneamos 30 minutes a 180 grados. / We put the mixture in a baking tin and bake it for 30 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.

Cuando ha enfriado extendemos una capa de queso crema por encima. / When it has cooled off we´ll smear it with a nice layer of cream cheese.

Que disfrutéis!

Have fun!

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Monday morning!!!


I went for a walk on the beach Monday morning. This is why I love Costa de la Luz in January.

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Floods in Vejer…


After a couple of weather-wise amazing weeks in November, the storm hit the area of Vejer last weekend. It started with showers from Tuesday and onwards, but peaked big time in the night between Saturday(26/11) and Sunday(27/11). Thunder and lightning all night.  Huge rain drops and hail. 150 l/m2 of rain within 24 hours. Sunday morning we woke up to floods everywhere, roads were cut off and the authorities recommended everybody to stay at home. Never in the 11 years we have lived here, have we experienced such heavy rains. It was horrendous. Here are some photos I have found on social media..

The day after the damages were devastating. More than 300 houses were water damaged, animals drowned and roads ruined. The small river running at the foot of Vejer had turned into a lake. Most of the water has now found its way to the sea, turning the Atlantic into a muddy, brown colour. But there is still a lot of cleaning up to do. We, living on a hill top, were lucky. Apart from a couple of small indoors puddles(it’s an old house!), we stayed dry.

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