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The Lowdown on Spanish Loquats

The Lowdown on Spanish Loquats

Nísperos, or Spanish loquats are ripe for the picking, delighting fans of early summer fruits who are ready for a taste of the season. With an outward appearance that is similar to that of a large apricot mixed with a dash of persimmon or plum, and a sweet but slightly acidic flavor, nísperos are typically … Continue reading

Níspero Callosa d’en Sarriá PDO

Níspero Callosa d’en Sarriá PDO

Though Spanish nísperos, or loquats, are grown in Extremadura, as well as Granada, Málaga and Almería in Andalusia, perhaps the most well-known of these summer fruits are those cultivated in the area known as La Marina Baixa in the province of Alicante (Valencian Community). Here, these fruits are protected by the Protected Designation of Origin … Continue reading

Spanish Orange Sensation!

Spanish Orange Sensation!

It’s citrus season! It sometimes seems like there’s nothing better than the arrival of Spain’s delicious citrus fruit to market shelves. Though Spain’s incredible climate and long growing season means that we have access to these products almost year-round, I can’t help associating these great citrus fruit with the onset of winter. In fact, I … Continue reading

Fruit and Vegetables Galore!

Fruit and Vegetables Galore!

  Fruit Attraction kicks off next week in Madrid, shining the spotlight on the Spanish and fruit and vegetable market. From October 16th – 18th, the Spanish capital will be hosting yet another edition of this international fair, which is held annually in the city’s IFEMA convention center and organized through a joint effort between … Continue reading

Pomegranate fever!

Pomegranate fever!

Lush, red, juicy and delicious, Spain is the most significant producer of granadas, or pomegranates, in Europe. These delicious subtropical fruits are celebrated not only for their sweet flavor and versatility in any number of different recipes, but also for their excellent antioxidant properties. Not only do pomegranates play a significant role in Spanish fruit … Continue reading

Pomegranate flavor!

Pomegranate flavor!

Pomegranates are as versatile as they are gorgeous to look at and delicious. Add a few pomegranate seeds to any salad and you instantly have a dish that is not only more beautiful, but also that much tastier – thanks to that juicy burst of sweetness found in each and every seed. Cook them down … Continue reading

Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica

The Asia Fruit Logistica international trade exhibition is just around the corner. Described on its website as “the only annual international trade exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing in Asia which focuses exclusively on the fresh produce sector and related value chain for the whole Asian region”, this event will be held in Hong … Continue reading

Delicious Spanish Summer Fruit

Delicious Spanish Summer Fruit

Last week I shared a couple of recipes for delicious and Refreshing Summer Sweets made with wonderful Spanish fruit. Therefore, I thought it would be only fitting to share a little more in general about Spain’s wide variety of summer fruit – much of which are exported around the world. There’s a type of cherries … Continue reading

Refreshing Summer Sweets

Refreshing Summer Sweets

Summertime, and especially with this 105°F (40°C) weather we’ve been having in Madrid the past few days, is not always conducive to a big appetite, particularly when it comes to desserts. Rich chocolate, dense cakes, creamy sauces… they can at times feel a bit too heavy in the summer sun. Yes, when it’s hot outside … Continue reading

Peachy keen!

Peachy keen!

I have definitely always been more savory than sweet, more salty than sugary, more vegetable than fruit.. but when mid-summer rolls around and the Spanish peaches hit the shelves in full-on peach juiciness and sweetness, I just can’t get enough. Peaches, nectarines, paraguayos… I love all varieties of these delicious stone fruits, in their many … Continue reading

Cold, fruity and refreshing

Cold, fruity and refreshing

Cold melon soup / Toya Legido – ICEX Almonds and garlic make a great, flavorful and often almost creamy base for these cold soups, but of course so do the wonderful and more exotic flavors of fruit. Take this Cold mango soup with smoked mackerel and ginger (Sopa fría de mango con caballa ahumada y … Continue reading

Very Berry Cheesecake

Very Berry Cheesecake

With strawberry season at hand and the rest of summers berries close behind, it seems only fitting to make the most of these delectable fruits with this recipe for a delicious cheesecake.