Food and Drink Articles

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 [...]

Why do we celebrate Easter with Chocolate Eggs?

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

By Sara Millbank It doesn't seem like five minutes since Christmas and here we are celebrating Easter. Being a born chocoholic I need no excuse to eat the stuff and what [...]

Cheese

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

Cheese ..a family favourite throughout the world predates recorded history. There is no conclusive evidence available as to where cheese originated, but in all probability it began life in the east. [...]

Blue Hen Eggs

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

What! Blue eggs?!! These eggs are produced by a breed of chicken called Araucana and to many the eggs are a prized commodity and fetch a premium. To other less adventurous [...]

Basic Nutrition

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

Nutrients are usually divided into five classes: carbohydrates, protein, fats (including oil) vitamins and minerals. We also need water and fibre, but these are not usually counted in the main five [...]

Apricots

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

Apricots are grown throughout Spain including the Costa Cálida, but mainly in areas that have a reasonable amount of rain and cool winters. The trees are about 8-12 m tall, with [...]