Mince Pies

Mince pie season starts early, and it's a great idea to prepare your mincemeat early, so you can bake a batch of mincers whenever you like and enjoy them with the perfect accompaniment of a glass of chilled Lanzarote semi-sweet wine.

When life gives you melons

From the deep green skin and gorgeous coral-red flesh of watermelons to the pale, fragrant flesh of the piel de sapo (toad skin), melons are everywhere on Lanzarote right now. They're also at their ripest, most delicious and cheapest. They're perfect on their own, of course, but here are a couple of ideas that will make your summer even tastier.

Tuna in mojo with papas arrugadas

Mojo sauce is not just a great dip – it's also perfect for an adobo, or marinade. This recipe is a local classic, especially during summer when bonito or skipjack tuna is plentiful and often cheap. Papas bonitas are expensive, but the exquisite…