Vegetable of the month

Tomato – Tomate

April 25th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Living in Spain, you cannot help but admire the beautiful Tomatoes on sale, especially those on the local markets. The Tomato is so adaptable in that it can be eaten raw, cooked, dried, in salads, soups, drink and in almost any savoury dish, which is surprising when it is actually classified as a fruit. They can be grown outdoors or indoors and belong to the nightshade family, although the plant is not poisonous. […]

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Carrots – Zanahorias

March 26th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Carrot – zanahoria – is probably one of the most well known vegetable which can be eaten both raw and cooked. The common Carrot is orange in colour and is conical in shape. The most commonly eaten part is the taproot, although the fine green leaves can also be eaten. […]

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Broccoli – (brecól)

February 24th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

This is an edible green plant from the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. The word Broccoli, refers to “the flowering top of a cabbage”, which are usually green in colour and arranged in a tree-like structure on branches sprouting from a thick, edible stalk. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves and resembles cauliflower. […]

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Artichoke

January 27th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

There are so many wonderful vegetables available to us in Spain that we thought over the next few months we would write some articles about some of the most popular ones. All of these are readily available on the many local markets as well as in supermarkets. […]

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