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Pumpkin Autumn dishes

Granada doesn´t seem to have an Autumn. Temperatures plummet from mid 30Cs to 15ºC when we reach October. Local autumn dishes come on to restaurant menus and are made at home too. The snowfall on the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains

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Learning Spanish with wine

Wine is an inherent part of Spanish culture yet it hasn’t always heralded the international respect of French and Italian varieties. The wine industry in Spain is now beginning to receive the recognition it deserves. The beauty of Spanish wines

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Learning Spanish with wine

Local produce and Crafts The No.1 question I´m asked is how to get Alhambra tickets. However the next most popular question is What is a typical souvenir from Granada or Andalusia? Personally I prefer to recommend things that I would really appreciate if I wasback

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Atmosphere at the Seville Fair

Each April, thousands of people visit the largest and most celebrated festival in Andalusia, the Seville Fair; or as the locals call it – Feria de Abril. It’s a great fiesta where people drink, eat, dance, socialise and experience this

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As July began the temperatures rose. Lighter foods appear blackboards and fill fridges across Andalusia. Gazpacho, lots of summer fruits and salads. The menu this summer at the Restaurante Los Patos is based on Rice dishes. The Spanish typically have

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Olive picking Granada Spain

  Last week (25th July 2013) a new shop opened in Granada, Spain. Las Aceiterías. Seeing this shiny new store got me thinking about Spanish Olive Oil. This new addition is right in the city centre of Granada. They specialise in

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Ovejas Negras Sevilla

Since I began my blog in early 2012 I have met quite a few interesting people in Spain. This post is about some of the foodie folks I have come across in Andalusia and further afield. I hope that you

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Tapas in Granada Spain

Tapas vs Raciones I have noticed some people refer to most kinds of Spanish food as Tapas. Not all Spanish food is tapas. They way food is served and the kind of dish determines it´s name. Whether it be Plato (dish) Racion (portion) Tapa (snack) Pintxo (food on a stick)

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Seafood Risotto at Palacio los Patos

I travel for work, for leisure, to visit family and friends to. There is nothing worse than arriving to the hotel after a long trip, tired from the hassle of airport security, faffing with your luggage or losing your way

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When you visit the unmissable Mirador de San Nicolas in Granada to see the breathtaking views of the Alhambra palace, the Snowy Sierra Nevada, afterwards to continue exploring walk a little further on and you come right into the centre of the

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