The Pizza Oven at Cortijo Las Salinas


Everyone loves pizza – especially when you can create your own with your favourite toppings……. and at Cortijo Las Salinas we make the best ! First make the pizza dough and then start by spreading the sweet tomato passata all over the base, start to load up with sweetcorn, mushrooms, anchovies, cheese, jamon, chillis, moreContinue reading “The Pizza Oven at Cortijo Las Salinas”

The Spanish 7 – The search for treasure and an old ruin


I rang our large bell rather overzealously as the Spanish 7 arrived, although today it was only the Spanish 6. They drove their cars through the archway and parked up, we jumped around excitedly saying our hellos as Picasso watched on in his aloof way as we hugged and kissed. Irish pulled a small cageContinue reading “The Spanish 7 – The search for treasure and an old ruin”

Without this mushroom. . . .


I found these mushrooms growing outside my studio. As I pulled  one from the ground to take a  closer look, the deep brown pigment sang to me as it floated into the air and disappeared.  As I watched the spores float away I knew I wanted to capture them forever. I noticed the sienna powderContinue reading “Without this mushroom. . . .”

A Wedding !! The First Wedding to be held at Cortijo Las Salinas since 1944


On the 8th October 1944 a wedding was held at Cortijo Las Salinas.  This was to be the last wedding held there for 66 years until on the 15th May 2010 our very good friends, Francesca Rajewski and Jerome Duquene were married at the cortijo, starting the tradition over once again. It was the firstContinue reading “A Wedding !! The First Wedding to be held at Cortijo Las Salinas since 1944”

The Art Studio


The two large garages at the far left of Las Salinas looked very menacing with their large regulation ‘Spanish green’ metal doors. As we turned the rusty key in the very small padlock a feeling of trepidation welled up inside as I wondered what might sit behind them. The doors were on rusty runners andContinue reading “The Art Studio”