Entries by Shay

The Irish Connection

St. Patrick’s Day is a big event here. That’s because the Irish have left their own unmistakeable mark on the Canary Islands, changing their history and becoming Lanzarote’s most loyal and faithful market. It’s surprising how many Canarians have a bit of Irish in them. In times gone by, Irish merchants set up on the […]

Recipe of the Month: Green Mashed Potatoes

Get mashed potatoes right, and give them an attractive appearance with your own home-made natural green food colouring, which separates chlorophyll (the natural green pigment) from spinach. Mashed Potatoes: 1 kilo of potatoes 120 ml of milk 3 tbspns of cream 3 tbspns of butter, diced A pinch of salt and pepper Natural green colouring: […]

Beans & Pulses

In the second of our guides to local ingredients we focus on the healthy beans and pulses that can be found on Lanzarote. In Spain, beans and pulses are essential elements of the national cuisine. They’re found in revered dishes such as the Asturian fabada, but also play a part in the most basic of […]

Mother’s Meeting

Fortunately, Spain is one of the safest places in the world to give birth. In the first of a new series addressing health issues on Lanzarote, Shaun Addison speaks to three mums who recently got to know the inside of Arrecife’s maternity department about their experiences, options and tips. Carla Sylvester had her first child […]

SARA Dogs of the month

These two beautiful Labrador/Retriever mixes, a mother and daughter, arrived in Sara together, no longer wanted, last December. They have the wonderfully affectionate, laid- back natures associated with these breeds. Mía will be 12 in June and her daughter Chloe, who misses her familiar surroundings and feels happier when Mía’s around, will be eight in […]

The Right Bowlful

Nowadays, pet food is as likely to come in a sack or a box as it is in a tin. Lanzarote vet Jane Burke offers some valuable information about feeding your favourite animals. There are few (if any) veterinary consultations that don’t require some consideration of your furry family member’s diet. It is an accurate, […]

Lanzarote in the rain

It doesn’t rain often on Lanzarote, but this is the time of year when those showers are at their likeliest. Here’s how to pass the time when the heavens open. At the moment Lanzarote is undergoing an extended dry period, with no really heavy rainfall for well over a year. That great news for holiday […]

Luna’s Story

Jessica responded to our appeal for rescue animal stories with the following letter: “Her name is Luna, and on the 22nd of October 2019 I was getting off the bus late evening with my boyfriend and the little dog came over to me wagging her tail. I stroked her and then walked to the shop […]

Rescued Treasure

Michael and Claudia responded to our appeal for rescue animal stories with the following letter: “We live in Costa Teguise in a small apartment so we couldn’t keep a dog. But we saw a Sara plea for help as they had so many cats. When we visited we didn’t even get past the boxes in […]

Bookswop News

Redevelopment and the retirement of owner Ted means that the closure of the Bookswop I on C/Timanfaya near the Fariones hotel is the end of an era. However, the Bookswop II shop in The CC Costa Luz opposite the Hotel San Antonio will remain open as usual. In fact, its opening hours are being extended […]