Living

Scooter Control

Regulations governing electric scooter use have, up to now, been left to local councils – who have responded in all sorts of different ways. However, Spain’s traffic department the DGT has just published provisional guidelines aimed…

Park Life

The number of cars and motorbikes on Lanzarote has risen constantly. There are now over 129,000 registered vehicles of all types on the islands, a figure that includes 33% more cars and more than twice as many motorcycles than there were 15…

Peppers & Chillis

In this regular feature, we focus on one of the Spanish ingredients that are readily available on Lanzarote, but which you may not be fully aware of. Spain was the first European country to receive peppers and chillis from America,…

Burgerlicious

The hamburger has taken over the world. In just a few decades, a meal that was invented somewhere in the USA has reached every High Street in the world. Although it’s named after the German city of Hamburg, this only refers to the…

Absolute Quality

Finca Machinda is a magnificent, fascinating example of Lanzarote’s agricultural rebirth. Buying a box or basket of fresh organic vegetables every week is a real pleasure. It allows you to improve your cooking and planning skills,…

Failing the Killer Touch

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The Rojillos (Reds) have had a difficult start to the season. They have only lost on three occasions, which only the top two clubs can better, but the problem has been that they have drawn 10 of the 16 games played. This leaves UD Lanzarote…

Gary’s Way

Gary Rhodes, who died on 26th November, may have been most famous as a spiky-haired TV cook, but within his profession he was widely credited with putting British cuisine back on the map. For decades, cookery in Britain had copied France…

Festival of Food

Lanzarote’s biggest culinary event took place at the end of November last year, and was a huge success – building on the achievements of previous editions and establishing the island’s cuisine as a central element of its tourist appeal.…

Recipe of the Month: Creamy Coleslaw

Winter cabbages are fantastically crisp and fresh on Lanzarote, and the shops are full of both the white and red variety. Cabbage is now on trend with the rise in healthy fermented dishes such as sauerkraut or kimchi. And, as many local farmers…

Whose Pet Is It Anyways?

We can’t own people, so why are we allowed to own animals? It’s a question that is being asked more and more often and, interestingly, many of the people who are asking it are pet owners. In 2015, New Zealand officially recognised animals…