Food and Drink Articles

Addicted to Chocolate

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

Well, time to put the diet away again for another year. OK so I didn’t lose any weight again, but St Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so what better time to pull up some chocolate recipes? […]

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Mustard – mostaza

September 14th, 2013|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

Mustard – mostaza – is an ancient plant that’s full of appeal for contemporary gardeners. The plants are easy to grow and produce seed in as few as 60 days. The greens are edible, the flowers attractive and if the seeds are allowed to mature on the plant, they will self-sow and still provide plenty for Mustard making. Mustard will grow well in most soils, but will produce the most seed in rich, well-drained soil. […]

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Wine in Spain

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

In comparison to its European counterparts, many consider Spanish wines to have a very high ratio between quality and price. Indeed, many French winemakers have moved to Spain, convinced that they [...]

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Vegetables in Spain

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

Here in the Costa Cálida, where so many vegetables are grown, you may wonder why you do not get fresh vegetables with your meal when eating out. Of course most of [...]

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Sweet Chestnut

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

Christmas would not be the same without roasted chestnuts! There are always stalls selling ready-roasted chestnuts on the markets during December, or you can buy them and roast your own on [...]

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Seafood!

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

Seafood! What exactly is that word describing to a reader? Well, the dictionary says that seafood is any sea animal or even seaweed that is served up as a meal. This [...]

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Olive Leaf Tea

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

The drinking of olive leaf tea by Middle Eastern cultures has had many uses including coughs, sore throat, cystitis and gout. Poultices were also made, using the olive leaves, to treat [...]

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The History of the Sandwich

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

By Sara Millbank Long before the 4th Earl of Sandwich named the snack we know and love today, the sandwich was very popular. In fact the first ever recorded sandwich was [...]

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The History of Pancake Day

July 8th, 2011|Categories: Food and Drink Articles|

By Sara Millbank Dates This year Pancake Day is on Tuesday 24th February which is called Shrove Tuesday. This date always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday so the date varies [...]

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