Euro Tracks – La Garrotxa Itinerary

Well here is a big thank you to all at Eurotracks for putting together this pack.  7 days to explore La Garrotxa between Besalú and Girona on foot and by bike taking in Santa Pau, and the heart of the Volcanic Park and on to ourselves for two nights before departing for home.  Below isContinue reading “Euro Tracks – La Garrotxa Itinerary”

Who wants a winter break?

So you don’t ski….. The idea of winter sand and sun doesn’t ring your bell… ….and you just want to get away from days of perpetual rain or snow and freezing temperatures. Well, there is an alternative……La Garrotxa, Catalonia. In the last couple of weeks we have welcomed two British couples that have taken advantageContinue reading “Who wants a winter break?”

Whisky with Food, # 1 Glenmorangie Original & Sticky Toffee Pudding

Yes, you read it correctly.  It’s  a total winner and we challenge you to say otherwise!  The rich, sweet, buttery nature of the Sticky Toffee Pudding (STP) and its accompanying toffee sauce and homemade vanilla ice cream is hugged by the  embrace of that dear old friend, Glenmorangie Original  with its fruity palate and caramelContinue reading “Whisky with Food, # 1 Glenmorangie Original & Sticky Toffee Pudding”

Blogging the Bloggers- Would you like their jobs!

So, here I am again,  an amateur at work.  Trying to get into the groove again of writing a weekly blog on ‘La Rectoria’ and its related ongoings. This week we made preparations for and hosted a group of 5 travel bloggers and ones that might be described as professionals at their craft – 2Continue reading “Blogging the Bloggers- Would you like their jobs!”

Cranachan Parfait – recipe

One of the classic Scottish desserts, ‘Cranachan’ is basically whipped cream into which are folded raspberries, toasted oats, honey  and whisky served in a coupe.  To give it something of a contemporary  twist I decided to serve it as an iced parfait for Burns Night this year.  So here goes. Ingredients (makes 12 individual darioles)Continue reading “Cranachan Parfait – recipe”