In October and November the Lecrin Valley is a hive of activity, as the locals harvest and shell the almonds, gather fruit and tidy up their orchards. There’s that lovely smell of bonfires now that the fire ban has been lifted until next year. This area has a great climate for fruit and veg. Most of… Read More Lecrin Valley: It’s Harvest Festival gone nuts!
How often when we eat almonds do we stop and think how they got to our table? Living here in the Lecrin Valley at this time of year it is a question that can easily be answered, as during the months of September and October the normal peace and tranquillity of the valleys and villages… Read More Altogether Almonds: it’s harvest time in the Lecrin Valley
It’s been a very exciting week in the Lecrin Valley, with the arrival of Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun. The crew has been filming in the area for a new episode featuring a British couple who are thinking about buying in the Granada Province. A few weeks ago we got a very exciting… Read More A Place in the Sun comes to the Lecrin Valley
The Lecrin Valley is a wonderful place, rich in history and primarily an area devoted to fruit. All over the place you’ll find old and existing mills, factories for frutos secos (nuts) and of course citrus orchards and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Sadly over recent times with the recession and… Read More Full of Fruity Goodness: Produce of the Lecrin Valley
In case you don’t know the Lecrin Valley, here you go… this is what the LECRIN VALLEY is all about! Lemons and Limes – they’re everywhere. They’re not as obvious as their brighter cousins, the oranges, but they’re in most orchards and by roadsides. Your gin & tonic will never be without this very important… Read More LECRIN VALLEY IS…
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When you set foot in the Lecrin Valley, you don’t immediately think fashion, but there’s a very talented designer here who has come up with some beautiful designs for jewellery and… aprons! Yes, aprons! Not the first thing that springs to mind when you think fashion,…
Everywhere you go in Granada you see pomegranate imagery: in drawings and paintings; on signs, pottery; as statues, fountains and imbedded into pavements and roads. The pomegranate or Punica granatum, is “granada” in Spanish and the official motif or “heraldic symbol” of the city. “Granada” also means grenade or hand grenade. I guess they do look… Read More All hail the Pomegranate, official symbol of Granada