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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

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

Where to eat in the Serrania de Ronda

Where to eat in the Serrania de Ronda

  Continuing our self-sacrificial search for the best places for you to eat when out hiking from Los Castaños, … Read More

This remote valley has some of the best places to sip and sup - Alpandeire

This remote valley has some of the best places to sip and sup – Alpandeire

  Look at that! What an array of tapas! We normally go to Casa Grande in Alpandeire when John needs a meat fix – they apparently have the very best meat he has had anywhere. … Read More

Ecological Andalusia

Ecological Andalusia

  Spain is second-to-none in many fields – trains run with Swiss precision, advanced technology, fantastic social medicine – but not in the fields where vegetables grow. … Read More

Hotel Los Castanos cartajima tapa tree

Dining chez nous

Named Malaga’s Best Inland Hotel by the Academia Gastronomica de Malaga 3 course dinner with amuse-bouche, coffee and chocolates is 33 euros per person. Please order in advance as it is pretty slow food. Generally served at 730pm for 8pm. Please … Read MoreRead More

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