Thursday, 26 April 2012

Barcelona - The greatest team...

Watching Barcelona FC drop out of the Champions League this week brought back amazing memories of one of the best parties I have ever been to.

Back in 2009, I was living in Barcelona and, like most of the city, I watched them win the Champions League on the massive screen they put up in the Port at the end of Las Ramblas. 

I'm not a huge football fan but Nou Camp is special and has to be visited if you're in the city. I watched them play Manchester City.... 

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However, it's not the football that interests me, it's the amazing party atmosphere that surrounds each match. 

After winning the Champions League Final, we joined thousands of locals and partied at this famous lamp post where they all go to celebrate Barcelona's big victories on the pitch. 

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It was madness and felt like the whole city were out that night on Placa Catalunya and Las Ramblas...

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It was by far one of the best experience of my time living in Barcelona and one of the best night of partying I had ever!!!

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Iniesta, Iniesta, gracias por la fiesta!!

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Moroccan Chicken Skewers

Aka - The classy kebab

I was taught how to make this dish by the fantastic Waitrose chefs at their cookery school in north London.  They are so quick and and easy to prepare and I can't wait to barbecue them on the beach this summer!

Marinate large chicken fillets the night before with a selection of herbs and spices.  Depending what's in the house, I use garam masala, cumin and chilli powder, salt, pepper, tumeric, thyme and olive oil.

Cut the fillets into thick strips and thread the skewers through and fry for about twenty minutes.

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I always serve with a cous cous and butterbean salad - make sure that it is drizzled in lemon as this really brings out the chicken flavours.

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