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Thursday, October 19, 2017


If living in a finca or villa in this part of Spain, you are more than likely to have an abundance of exotic fruit bearing trees on your land. They are even regularly found in courtyards and gardens of townhouses. You may not have chosen to plant these trees, but here they are so why waste the yield? Jams, pickles, chutneys and preserves are an ideal way to conserve the produce that you are unlikely to be able to eat all at once at harvest. Several of our friends make a little money from selling mango chutney at markets and to Indian restaurants, whilst one enterprising chappie (hello Derek) sells his marmalade to English bars for inclusion with their breakfast specials. If you can't immediately find what you're looking for hunt around - some of the recipes combine two or several fruit. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please send it to us using our contact form.

peach recipes

Peach Recipes

Baked Peaches Serves 6 6 peaches 1/2 cup sugar 1) Prick peaches all over and place close together in a baking dish. 2) Sprinkle with sugar...
orange recipes

Orange Recipes

Orange Barbeque Sauce 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 red chillies, very finely chopped 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 6fl oz/170ml orange...
mango recipes

Mango Recipes

Avocado Filled with Mango & Crab Serves 4 100gm canned crabmeat 1 mango, peeled & sliced 100ml sour cream 1 shallot, finely chopped 1...
Kumquat recipes

Kumquat Recipes

Kumquat & Tangerine Sweet Bruschetta Serves 4 12 kumquats 4 tangerines 2 cinnamon sticks 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons syrup 1/2 cup water 1/2...
kiwi recipes

Kiwi Recipes

Barbequed Fish with Kiwi Raita Fish with kiwi raitaServes 6 1-1.5kg white fish 2 cloves garlic. peeled 1 piece lemon grass, smashed 3 tablespoons...
Grape Recipes

Grape Recipes

Dolmades (Stuffed Vine Leaves) Serves 6-12 36 medium-sized fresh vine leaves 1 & 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 3 cloves...
Date Recipes

Date Recipes

Chicken with Dates & Pears/ Serves 4 4 chicken breasts 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored & halved 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup chicken...
Banana Recipes

Banana Recipes

Banana Curried Chicken Serves 4 2 onions, chopped 50ml cooking oil Quarter cup of plain flour 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup raisins 1...
Avocado Recipes

Avocado Recipes

Avocado & Roasted Garlic Dip Serves 4 1 avocado (about 8 ounzes) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 10 cloves roasted garlic, squeezed from skin* 1 clove...
Apricot Recipes

Apricot Recipes

Apricot Bites 4oz cream cheese, softened 12 fresh apricots, halved 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped 1) Stir cream cheese until smooth. 2) Spoon into apricots. 3)...

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