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Christmas Kitchen: Besugo al Horno

This season we look at two different traditions. First, a classic Christmas main course reflecting Spain’s festive love affair with fish and seafood; Afterwards, a British Christmas spread isn't the same without roast spuds. Here’s how to get them right, with a Canarian suggestion that’s well worth a try

Do it locally!

If there's one person who's enjoying the coronavirus crisis, it's Jeff Bezos. The Amazon owner has seen the value of his company shoot up this year, as people do their shopping online.

Start the day right

Breakfast is, for many, the most important meal of the day, and here on Lanzarote there are so many delicious and tantalizing way to charge your batteries for the glorious day ahead.

Recipe of the month: Sweet Potato Pie

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy this classic soul food recipe, which is often preferred to pumpkin pie by African-Americans. As you probably know, Lanzarote's sweet potatoes are the best in the world,…

Colonial Style

Spanish colonial style is easier to adapt to your home than you think. It offers a practical, tried-and-tested, timeless solution to life in a hot climate, and it’s more modern than you think.

Prepare to Decorate

Christmas 2020 is on its way, and its certain to be a more subdued season than usual. There may be sadness, but there’ll also be comfort in the old traditions, and decorating your home is one of those traditions.

Spike Island

Weird, wonderful, legendary and perfectly suited for Lanzarote’s climate, aloe and agave plants may be prickly customers, but they’re also fascinating, addictive plants to welcome into your life.

Pretty Patterns

Patterns appeal to our most basic human instincts, pleasing us with repeated motifs, ingenious geometry and a more ordered version of nature. In your Lanzarote home, bold geometric patterns can reflect the vibrancy of Manrique while softer, more intricate patterns offer welcome contrast from the stark landscape outdoors.

You can make a change

Lanzarote Vet Jane Burke falls for two little hooligans and praises the selfless people who give their time, effort, passion and hard-earned money to animal charities on Lanzarote.

Witching Hour

Halloween offers the opportunity to dress up a bit and let out your inner demon, but even in Spain and Lanzarote, spooky, striking looks have increasingly become more mainstream, and can be worn all year round.