A Year in Review

2016 03 11 Cosuenda

Cosuenda, Zaragoza, Spain

As we approach the end of another year, my first full year writing on this blog, I thought I would have a reflective look back on 2016….. the highs and the lows. As an engineer I of course decided to base my review on the blog statistics. I know….. lies, blatant lies and statistics, but I had to start somewhere right?

Before I go any further, just let me say that the tools I use give me no personal information at all. I can see no names nor addresses. What I can see is a whole stack of information so that I can “improve” my blog. I can see which articles have proved most interesting to you all. I can see when most people connect in, i.e. what is the best day and time of day to send out new articles. For good or bad I tend ignore all these statistics. Sorry, but I write what I want, when I want. I write what I enjoy writing, no more no less.

Nevertheless, I thought I might be able to glean a gem or two from 2016. So, what do the statistics say, who are the winners and losers…….?

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Hello readers!

Who am I?

Well basically a mechanical and production engineer who moved into IT and whose  work has sent him around the world for the last twenty-five years. Apart from frequent flyer points it has given me a fairly unique insight into many cultures and their cuisine.

What does this blog contain?

Traditional recipes from around the world that use basic ingredients.


  • You won’t have to go on a shopping expedition to find strange ingredients.
  • No pre-prepared produce, you will always know what you are eating.
  • No out of season combinations, E.g. apple and strawberry tart where one of the two fruits would have to be flown in at a cost to you and the planet.
  • and if all the above is not enough, these recipes tend to be cheaper too!


So am I on a crusade to not eat strawberries at Christmas? Not really. But my intent is to provide information and alternatives so that you can take an educated decision about what you eat and when.