Catch them young

Mass sterilisation is the only solution to the desperate suffering of the feral cat population, which has only been increased by the covid pandemic. Lanzarote vet Jane Burke explains why it's better to do it younger. The Covid pandemic…

Rice is nice

It's the grain that conquered the world – the most important staple diet in the world, and an endlessly adaptable, perennially popular ingredient. Lets celebrate five famous strains of Oryza sativa – rice.

Home aroma

Handwashing gel, disinfectant and ventilation has literally changed the atmosphere we live in, bringing fresher air into our lives, as well as fragrances that can be pleasant or harsh and chemical. Wherever we live, our sense of smell is a vital element of home planning.

Christmas in the sun

One glance around Lanzarote at Christmas time will confirm that there is no snow, no robins, no holly and very few fir trees. That’s OK – the original Christmas story wasn’t very wintry, either, but spending Christmas in warm weather does need a bit of a reset in the home.

Joy Christmas

On the Canaries, your garden or balcony can be a place of pleasure all year round. Here are some of the plants and flowers that bring guaranteed happiness and pleasure to gardeners.

Hoop Dreams

C.D. Magec Tías Contra la Violencia de Género is the full name of Lanzarote’s premier female basketball side, the first one to compete in a national league. Since 2017, the women from Tías have played in Spain’s Feminine League 2. We spoke to their coach, and 2020’s star signing at the Sports Pavilion in Tías recently.

Rosemary and garlic roast potatoes

Roasties are an essential element of every Christmas dinner. Here’s two ways to get them bang on, with a real herb flavour. British taste usually prefers the spuds to be floury, but it’s worth trying this recipe with local papas bonitas or papas negras – they cost a little more, but the flavour is worth it.

The light you need for Christmas

As we reach the shortest days of the year, one ingredient is sure to keep you youthful and feeling good. Vitamin C is for Christmas. By Susana Villa, beauty consultant at Estética Los Arcos C.C. Los Arcos in Puerto del Carmen.

Battle of the Christmas Dinners

When it comes to Christmas dinners, you can go British, with a Christmas meal that's almost set in stone; or you can adopt the whatever-takes-your -fancy attitude of Spain. The best news is that, as they take place on different days, you could even have two dinners! But if you have to choose. Here are the main differences.

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