Holidaying in your own finca is undoubtedly one of the most popular and relaxing holiday options. Privacy, independence and tranquillity are just a few of the great benefits of having your own holiday property, even though it is only rented. The only problem (for some people) is the cooking!
The month of September is perfect for a visit to a wine cellar at a local vintner. We recommend: Bodega Ca´n Novell in Binissalem, where you are welcomed with a glass of their excellent and well-priced wine. This Bodega is different from the others: The Binissalem vintner Andreu Villalonga produces wine, how he thinks it […]
Ficus carica – the real fig – is one of the oldest crop plants, which is cultivated and appreciated throughout the whole Mediterranean region. Also on the island the roundish fruit is known as one of the most famous fruits, which is sweetening up the ending summer. Depending on its type, the fig is either light green until dark violet and on the inside always juicily red. Majorca has the ideal climate for the fig tree, which needs warm summers and mild winters.
This month in our blog series we would like to present you a Spanish classic: the gazpacho. Whether you are in Germany or in Majorca – this recipe should be tried on a hot summer day. There is no need to have a refined palate to realize that tomatoes from Majorca taste especially good and […]
Porreres is the centre of apricot growing and on the 10th of June the Fira de l’Albercoc (apricot fair) revolves around the small, healthy fruit. The apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is smaller and more inconspicuous than its relative the peach and both are from the genus Prunus and the family of the rosaceous plants. In Majorca, the apricot is called “albercoc”, in Spanish “albaricoque”, and the Austrians call it “marille”.
This month in our blog series we would like to introduce you to the sea-fennel and there is, of course, a recipe tip for you to cook on your holiday finca or at home. We hope you have fun! Those who are not familiar with the sea-fennel and are confronted by it for the first time on a Majorcan open sandwich, the pa amb oli, could mistake the dark green, leafy plant for algae because that is what the plant, which belongs to the umbellifer family, seems to be and the name also suggests that it has something to do with the sea.
This month in our blog series we would like to introduce you to the níspero. A fruit, which most of you might not know but which you should definitely get to know when visiting Majorca. It looks like a yellow plum, has the size of a ripe fig and its taste is reminiscent of apricot and peach. Most people come across this fruit for the first time in Spain – the níspero, whose correct name is “Japanese Loquat”.
This month, our gastronomy blog is about the asparagus. Of course, there is also again a recipe for you to try out, maybe even in your holiday finca on Majorca? Have fun with it!
What is harvested in Majorca in February? This month we will introduce you to the Chard, known also in England as the Mangel Wurzel – with a recipe tip for cooking on your holiday finca in Mallorca or at home. Have lots of fun cooking it!
In our blog series we introduce to you every month a food product which can be bought freshly-harvested in Majorca, together with a recipe tip for cooking it on your holiday finca in Majorca or at home. Have fun with it!
The home of these fruity island treasures is the “Valley of the Oranges” near Sóller. The mountain village is embedded in a valley in the Tramuntana mountains, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. An excursion in December to this “Vall des Taronjes” is intoxication for the senses when the orange and lemon groves shine in particularly vivid colours.