Food and Wine

Wine and Food Festivals Andalucia

The Alto Genal Valley near Ronda is home to 7 small pueblos blancos, four of which celebrate a local food or wine in November. … Read More

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Christmas rural hotel break 2019

OUR FAMOUS 3-DAY CHRISTMAS RURAL HOTEL BREAK IS BACK! Christmas Package 2019 | Malaga | Spain | Country Hotel | ChristmasAll-inclusive price for our three-day best of the breaks! Escape commercial Christmas! And all the work involved! Once again we … Read More

how to poach eggs

How to poach an egg

How To Poach an Egg or Two You would think that, after cooking at varying levels in different countries in various guises for many decades, you would know how to poach an egg. Especially after having been awarded a gastronomic … Read MoreRead More

Best ham slicer in Spain

Best ham slicer in Spain

  He is called Leocadio Corbacho and he has an Aladdin´s cave of ham in Ronda. You simply must visit, even if you don´t eat meat. He has a wide variety of cheeses and pickles and everything in between. The shop … Read MoreRead More

Tasting Olive Oil aka Oleoturismo

Tasting Olive Oil aka Oleoturismo

  At 856 metres, the altitude of Cartajima is a little high for the olive to grow well. There are a few but not in commercial quantities. However, in nearby El Burgo you can experience the olive in all its variations and … Read MoreRead More

Ronda Vineyards and Winetasting

Ronda Vineyards and Winetasting

This is no Napa Valley scene. No queuing, no hordes, no rush. This is Andalucia and life moves at a civilised pace! … Read More

The secrets of Fried Olives

The secrets of Fried Olives

Fried olives revealed! Very easy once you get over the fiddly process of flour, egg, breadcrumbs. Here´s the set up. Must be canned olives. Fresh won´t work. Drain. Wash and dry a bit on paper. … Read More

Ideas for a Vegan Gourmet Dinner

Ideas for a Vegan Gourmet Dinner

As our reputation grows, we receive ever more requests for a vegetarian or vegan dinner from our guests. Having been both a vegetarian and a vegan**, I am happy to oblige. … Read More

Exquisite new gin is now in our collection! Distilled by the light of the full moon!

Exquisite new gin is now in our collection! Distilled by the light of the full moon!

Exquisite new gin from Spain! Somehow one associates gin with the UK and London but we are discovering that some rare botanical gins are being distilled right here in Spain. … Read More

Malaga airport to Paradise - half way lunch stop

Malaga airport to Paradise – half way lunch stop

  Driving time from Malaga airport to Cartajima is 90 minutes. About half way, on an empty stretch of road through the delightful Andalucian countryside, is Meson de Diego. … Read More

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