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Eight beautiful gardens are open to the public for an afternoon.
Set in the Sierra Cabrera mountains, the lovely village of Cabrera with its Moorish styled houses with spectacular views of the coast and the surrounding area. Come along and spend the afternoon wandering through eight beautiful gardens.
Read more → Cabrera Annual Open Gardens 2011
Spanish Christmas Menu - Menú de Noche Buena
In Spain it is celebrated with a large family feast, which is eaten late in the evening and can last a couple hours. Some families attend midnight mass before or after, although many families are still finishing dinner around the table at midnight!
Read more → La Noche Buena
A brief history of the matanza
The Matanza; the slaughter or killing.
A very old Spanish tradional that can be traced back to the early Celtic tribes who lived around the Iberian Peninsula in Spain.
Read more → La Matanza
Cabrera Opens it's Gardens to the Public
It's that time of year again when the people of Cabrera open their wonderful gardens to the public. Nine houses to view and three tea/cake stations to relax in and have something to eat and drink. Come along and have a great day looking at an amazing array of plants and fantastic landscaping.
Read more → Cabrera Open Gardens - 2009
Junta de Andalucia - Heating Grants
With the huge increases recently seen in the cost of fossil fuels and the predictions of a colder winter, now is the time to take advantage of some substantial grants being offered by the Junta de Andalusia.
Read more → Heating grants offered by the Junta de Andalucia
Two Summertime Favourites - Gazpacho & Ajo Blanco
Now that summer is finally here we thought we'd share a couple of our favourite Spanish recipes, Gazpacho (chilled tomato soup) & Ajo Blanco (chilled white garlic soup).
Read more → Spanish Summer Cuisine
AUAN issues an open letter over demolitions in Spain
The AUAN is preparing to lobby the new Spanish Government that will be formed after the forthcoming elections.
They say they will continue to apply pressure on the Spanish Government through whatever peaceful means is available to us, including the media. The committee stresses the problems occurring in the Almanzora area are being experienced all over Spain, and that they have been talking to similar associations that are also campaigning for a resolution to them.
AUAN Condemns Demolition of Briton's Home
So, it has finally happened! As the AUAN (Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora NO), set up to fight for the legalisation of all the illegal houses in the Almanzora Valley, reaches the first anniversary of its foundation, a British couple's home has been demolished in Vera! What a disastrous start to 2008 for Mr and Mrs Prior and a matter of grave concern to the rest of us who find ourselves at risk from a similar fate.
The AUAN has been warning of the danger. Many people have just refused to acknowledge it and, because they have an escritura for their house, or even just their land, consider they are fully legal. The AUAN has yet to finish the investigation into the background of this disturbing incident, but the Spanish press carry the story that the Mayor of Vera has indicated that Mr and Mrs Prior's house was 'fully legal'. This gives us little comfort.
Read more → AUAN Condemns Demolition of Briton's Home
Traditional Recipes for Andalusian Migas
Migas have been an immensely popular dish in Andalusian cuisine since time immemorial. They are easy to make and with the arrival of colder days, they are warming and satisfying too. To learn how to make traditional Andalusian Migas, just click the link below and follow our step by step guide.
Read more → Andalusian Migas Recipes