Tuesday, 28 August 2018

A Postcard A Day - Tuesday 28 August 2018 - T for cakes and cards

Good morning lovely peeps,
Are you ready for the T-Party? Head over to Elizabeth and Bluebeard's Altered Book Lover with a blogpost that has a beverage in it. 
I will come to my beverage later, but first a few postcards:

This one is on its way to Canada. She wanted a card that reflected the culture of my country, so this is an image of the tiled facade of a restaurant in madrid that we visited. It features a (rather miserable looking) bull fighter.
I looked on Google to see if I could find a photo of the restaurant:
 Two very bad ones (sorry).
The second card is also about culture, Andalusian culture. Flamenco is still very much in the heart of the people. I hear nothing else from morning till evening. (It's awful when badly done).
The dancers are beautiful in their pretty dresses and magnificent posture. Every fiesta time the girls walk dressed like this, even little ones and I love seeing it. 

This next card was handed to me by friends of ours who had just been on holiday with their two boys to the beach. They had remembered that I love postcards and had bought me one of the place they were staying. Bless them. 
San Juan de los Terreros is on the coast, an hour and a half drive from here. It looks lovely, doesn't it.

Now for my culinary shinanigans: August is a busy month. Lots of parties and dinners out. Our Danish neighbours are back (they are here only part-time). They invited us to dinner. As it's still very hot here, I made a cheese cake. I even found some cherries in syrup in the pantry for decoration.
 This is the result. It was very yummy. And here is my drink (red wine this time).
The other day our elderly neighbour Serafín, brought me a pile of plums. 
I didn't want to make jam, as we still had loads. So I made cakes. I must have made 4 large ones. This is the last one. I have taken one to a party and the rest is in the freezer as this particular cake freezes well.
 Then the other day I remembered I had spare ribs in the fridge, so this weekend we cooked this on our little travel BBQ. I was really looking forward to it and had marinaded it since the night before in my favorite smoky sauce.
But it was such a disappointment when it came to eating it! It was the wrong cut! There was a bone along the side attached to the ribs and there was hardly any meat on it! Look at my plate. I have finished but all that is left is bones and I am still hungry.  I had not made many side dishes, just a bit of salad. But I had opened a nice bottle of rosé....
We consoled ourselves with a large piece of plum cake!

OK, enough now. I will stop.

Have a good week, 
Happy T-Day,


  1. It is such a pleasure reading of all your adventures! The postcard is so colorful. I have only seen flamenco dancing on tv but have been captivated by it. Your cheesecake looks so good as does the plum cake! Nice when you can freeze some for another time:) Too bad about your ribs but good that the wine and cake made up for it. Happy T day!

  2. That's awful about the ribs...I was getting a bit rumbly in my tummy just looking at them. I always enjoy your postcards.
    Happy T day!

  3. How yummy. You've had so much delicious looking food this past week. You've certainly had some great culinary adventures. It's looks like you've had a lot of fun with friends with all that good food to eat. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  4. Lovely postcards. The cheesecake and plum-cakes look sooooooooooo mouth-wateringly good, yummy! Sorry you were disappointed with the meat. Have a great week and happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Your postcards are lovely today. Well, the matador is a bit grumpy looking, but the flamenco dancer is lovely.

    You have great neighbors. Those plums look delicious. Of course, so does the cake. The cheesecake looks wonderful, too.

    I've had ribs like that before, and they are truly a disappointment. Now I know what the problem was with them. At least the wine made up for it.

    Thanks for sharing your postcards, your cakes, and your wine with us for T this Tuesday.

  6. I always enjoy seeing your postcards-and so thoughtful that your friend picked up one for you.
    plums look lovely as does your cakes! I love that you made cakes and froze for later.
    sorry about your ribs-those must have been beef ribs? many of those do not have much meat on them I made up pork baby back ribs lase week-my Hubs favorite.
    Happy T

  7. Such beautiful postcards, the tile work is amazing and I love the flamenco dancers too! I often make plum jam and your plum cakes look amazing - yum 😁. I was so excited when I saw the ribs too, shame it was the wrong cut. At least you could console yourselves with a big piece of that scrummy cake though ...lol 😉. Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  8. Great Postcards, I think flamenco is great for half an hour! we've been to quite a few over here but one had the beautiful white horses too.
    Your baking looks delicious, it's always good to freeze some for later.
    My DH always uses Pork belly with ribs on as there seems to be much more meat on them.
    Have a great week
    jan no15

  9. Wonderful postcards, Lisca. I love flamenco but in small doses - lol. The stamping feet would get on my nerves after a while. But I love the swirling dreses and the attitude of the dance. San Juan de los Terreros looks very inviting. We haven't had a getaway in a year and I'm itching for some travel.

    Beautiful cheesecake and plum cake. How disappointing about the ribs. I hope you didn't pay the usual ribs price for a rack of bones!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  10. I love these postcards highlighting the culture of your area. The cherry cheese cake looks delicious! I'm sorry the ribs were a bust but glad you had that yummy cake for comfort :) Happy T Tuesday

  11. i like your postcards, even the face of the bull fighter made me smile... maybe he tries to worry the bull?
    oh, you had this plum-work, too;) but it will be good to have remnants of summer in winter. freezers are a good invention:)
    happy t-day!

  12. Your postcards are beautiful! I love the bull fighter and the flamenco dancer. I bet that is a beautiful site when they are all wearing their traditional attire.
    Your food looks so yummy! From the plum cake to the cheesecake, this makes me hungry. And I know exactly what you mean when you get ribs that are mostly muscle and bone instead of meat. We have had this before and it is indeed a let down. But that plum cake sounds like the perfect way to comfort yourselves. If there is any left, have a piece for me!
    Happy Tea Day,

  13. Your desserts look delicious but what shame about your meat! The postcards look great! Happy T day! Chrisx

  14. Lovely posts cards and a great post to read. the plum cake looks delicious and so does the cheese cake.
    We had a similar thing happen when buying ribs a while ago, all bone, I'd never buy that cut again.
    Happy T day wishes Lisca.
    Yvonne xx