An everlasting memory!

Review: El Paso Restaurant, Los Cristianos ONE of the good things about having family or friends to stay, whether in summer or winter, is that it gives you a chance to build new memories and new experiences together. You can also visit places you have always wanted to see, but never get round to doing […]

The land of smiles …at Thai Botanico

WITH the hot Tenerife summer now in full effect, shady terraces, fresh light cuisine and cool cocktails are on the top of everyone’s to-do list. With this in mind, we headed to Thai Botanico, at the Safari Center, along Tenerife’s Golden Mile in Playa de Las Americas, to try some of the tasty delights it […]

Trump’s olive taste turning a little sour

DONALD Trump’s administration has set its sights on Spanish olives, in view of the estimated $71m spent by the US on importing them last year. The US Department of Commerce is investigating imports of ripe, Spanish olives to determine whether they benefit from unfair subsidies. That could allow them to be sold below market price […]

Flambé favourites

THIS week, we treated ourselves to a feast with the flambé specialists at The Oyster Catcher restaurant, on the popular Mirador strip in Los Cristianos. Established since 2006, and taken over three years ago by La Gomera native Angel and his more-than-capable team, The Oyster Catcher is a firm favourite among residents and holidaymakers alike. […]

Nightshades can be a pain

MOST of us eat foods from the nightshade family, and, while they are very popular, they can cause problems in a lot of people. So what are these fruits and vegetables, and why you should avoid them? What are nightshades? This group of foods includes tomatoes, eggplants (aubergines), potatoes and all kinds of peppers. They […]

Scorching fear for Spain’s olive trees

A LETHAL bacteria for olive trees, the Xylella fastidiosa pathogen, which dries out trees until they appear scorched, has arrived on mainland Spain. To the dread of olive producers involved in this huge industry (Spain produces around half the world’s olive oil), it has been discovered in almond trees near the town of Guadalest, in […]

Taste the spice of life

Mr Pedro’s Ice-Cream Parlour By Maggie Rose TO experience a meal with a difference, offering the healthy and not so healthy, pop along to Mr Pedro’s Ice Cream parlour, on San Blas, Golf del Sur. Sandra, who has lived here for a long time, decided to open the gorgeous premises last December, naming it after […]

When it comes to the crunch!

The benefits of carrots are plentiful. With this crunchy, orange powerfood, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health advantages, including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-ageing properties. Other reasons to eat this amazing vegetable are: Improved vision Western culture’s understanding of carrots as being “good for the eyes” is one of […]

800 degrees… the hottest steak cooked in Tenerife

Restaurant review: Brunelli’s, Puerto de la Cruz JUST a stone’s throw from the world-renowned Loro Parque, you will find Brunelli’s Steakhouse, which can almost be likened to Dr Who’s Tardis! You enter, through an unassuming front door, into a world of modern and contemporary warmth. It is clad out in wood, and the walls are […]

A quintessentially British experience

THIS week, at El Corazon restaurant, we were treated to a very civil affair of  “afternoon high tea”, a concept rather novel for us islanders. It is situated within the picturesque Chayofa Country Club resort, and we had the choice of sitting inside in the shade, or outside on the poolside terrace. Owners Sarah and […]

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