Abundant Avocados

Fruit picking in Southern Spain

After the festivities of Christmas and the New year’s celebrations it was time head back to Portugal. Before we left we made time to gather some fantastic fruit. Southern Spain offers the best climate in Europe and the sunshine helps to produce an abundance of oranges, lemons and avocados at this time of the year. […]

Digging for Potatoes in Andalucia, Spain www.topsyturvytribe.com

Andalucian Potato Harvest

An old rusty rotivator refused to rotivate so it was a case of good old fashioned hard labour with a mattock to loosen the soil on our veggie patch.  Motivated by the thought of our own crop of home grown veg we were keen to try to grow some ‘earlies’ but would it be possible […]

Olive Harvest

  So the time has come to harvest our olives, exciting…and a little bit daunting!  It’s a serious business here in Granada, almost a way of life!  We are surrounded by olive trees in all directions and live approximately 20kms as the crow flies from Preigo De Cordoba; The ‘Mecca’ for Olive Oil.  An extra […]

Our Veggie Patch

We have been here in the mountainous Granada province of Spain for just over two weeks now.  We are deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), totally engulfed and surrounded by Olive groves.  The landscape that surrounds us is simply stunning. When we lived in London we had a few pots on our balcony and tried […]

Food & Drink – Grow & Eat Your Own Produce

Food & Drink: Tea: Before we set off we cleared the shelves of all of the boxes of Decaf Ty-phoo from our local pound land, at £1 for 80 bags this is a bargain only 1.25 pence per bag.  We are using a Bodum teapot which gives us 4 cups of tea from one tea-bag, that’s […]