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!
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…
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